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On the hillside outside Bethlehem, sleepy monotony gets rudely jolted. The shock comes by no ordinary alarm clock; it is too early for sunrise and the radiance too bright for the sun. Blazing light and angelic chorus shatter any boredom in the Bethlehem borough. An angel speaks and then other angel voices converge, proclaiming the always reliable and now realized Word of God.
The Spirit is not a private guide, but the Church’s guide. Scripture is not a book for private interpretation, but Churchly interpretation.
The conviction about Scripture’s truthfulness is no mere human phenomenon. It cannot be reduced to probabilities, proofs, or evidences.
Scripture delivers a final and vital authority for our pure confidence. It is no product of man, no fabrication of human intellect.
The search is on. Can we find confidence in anyone or anything at all? Or are we left to our own devices and just dumb luck?
Not only has God created and spoken to us in what he has made, he has acted in grace and explained that grace in words recorded in the Bible.
Has God left us with troubles, questions, and uncertainties and devoid of cogent and confident answers?