So Now Who Believes the Bible?

January 18, 2007

Fundamentalists like to claim they are the only ones who truly believe the Bible, and anyone who disagrees with them will be attacked as not really believing the Bible. Leaders of the Missouri Baptist Convention have used this argument to claim that the political power struggle is really about who believes the Bible. They claim they are the ones “committed to teaching the Bible as the inerrant, infallible Word of God.” Yet, despite this claim, they have spent millions of dollars suing Baptist ministries.

When the lawsuit was originally filed, the MBC leaders argued that the action did not violate 1 Corinthians 6 because they were suing corporations and Paul was only condemning the suing of individuals. The interpretation seemed quite questionable, but now is irrelevant because the MBC is suing individuals as well as Baptist ministries and secular companies.

Therefore, even with their own hair-splitting interpretation they are violating Scripture. So, who really believes the Bible now? It is one thing to say you believe, but an entirely different thing to actually live it. After all, faith without works is dead. It is time for the real Bible-believing Baptists to point out problems such as this one.