Opinion or Faith
John L. Clark
Too many people have reduced religion to merely a matter of opinion. The true religion of Christ is a matter of revelation — the revelation of God’s Will in the Bible. We are to walk by faith (2 Cor. 5:7), and faith comes from the Word of God (Rom. 10:17).
It is not a matter of what I or others think, but what God says.
The person who says, “I don’t believe in arguing over religion” is most often saying that he doesn’t think you ought to argue over opinions. He needs to understand that vigorous discussion of what the Bible says is not arguing over opinions, it is seeking to find what the Word of God says. Religious error exists because people do not know the Scriptures (Matt. 22:29). Try to imagine two fellows in total darkness arguing over the color of something in the room, but refusing to turn on the light so as to take a good look at it.