Good explanation of the sufficiency of Scripture! Thank you David; this was concise and to the point recognising God's Word needs no help from mortals in codifying God's way of salvation; The Berean Spirit thankfully still thrives; in that wherever God's Word is spoken, there needs nothing to turn to but a diligent search of Scripture to see what is being said agrees (Acts 17:11). I think of Lidie H. Edmunds when he penned the following hymn in the 19th Century, "My Faith has found a Resting place";
"My faith has found a resting place,Not in device nor creed;I trust the Ever-living One, His wounds for me shall plead. I need no other argument, I need no other plea; It is enough that Jesus died, And that He died for me. Enough for me that Jesus saves, This ends my fear and doubt; A sinful soul I come to Him, He’ll never cast me out. My heart is leaning on the Word, The written Word of God,
Salvation by my Savior’s name, Salvation through His blood. My great Physician heals the sick, The lost He came to save; For me His precious blood He shedt is time, For me His life He gave."
It is now time to get back to God's Word, wherein you'll find this Confession; "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shall be saved." Sola Scriptura!
Stuart Brogden (10/9/2015)
from Wilburton, OK
Great Sermon! Brother, you are spot-on! Those who cling to documents written by men 500 years ago come very close to idolatry sometimes, running to the WCF or the 1689 as their first line of defense. An humble approach to the Word of God reveals the redemptive plan of the God-head (all three of them) unfolded through time until time was full and Christ came in the flesh to cut the New Covenant. Soli Deo Gloria!