Gospel Gazette Online
Volume 23 Number 2 February 2021
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Priscilla's PageEditor's Note

The Bible Is as
Silent as the Tomb

Marilyn LaStrape

Marilyn LaStrape“We speak where the Bible speaks and are silent where the Bible is silent.” That statement has been made in numerous printed materials produced by churches of Christ and in countless sermons and Bible classes. God has provided a book that is called the Bible, a book that can be held in one hand, within it everything that pertains to life and godliness. We are told in 2 Peter 1:2,  “Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue.” That is proof enough for the existence of Divinity. Who but God could give us all things that pertain to life and godliness? No, we have not been given everything we would like to know, but most certainly the Bible provides everything we need to know to make Jesus our choice for eternal life.

There are several biblical accounts about which we really would like to know more, but like everything else, anything God has chosen not to reveal, we will never know, discover or uncover. Moses told the children of Israel shortly before they crossed over into the Promised Land, “The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law” (Deuteronomy 29:29). That passage is as relevant today as ever!

If God has not revealed it, we do not know it. We do not and cannot know anything if God has not revealed it to us. In his book When Your Back’s Against the Wall: Rejoice Anyway! Dick Girard wrote:

Jesus walked the sin-laden lands of Earth, revealing God’s power and will. We have no other method of understanding God than the information He personally provides for us. No amount of human effort or determination would provide a single fragment of knowledge, one shred of helpful information, one glimpse of truth – unless God first allowed it to be known. All the books of interpretation and speculation are but empty words from the pens of the arrogant without God’s revelation; they are simply additional fuel for the fires of confusion. (27-28)

Works Cited

Girard, Dick. When Your Back’s Against the Wall: Rejoice Anyway! Lady Lake, Florida: Life Communications, 2007.

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