In all cases, the ideologies of men are lifted up as the means by which Christians ought to model their life and practice. Sure, the Bible is important, but: it doesn’t allow us to remodel society; it doesn’t put people in the pews in large numbers; and it doesn’t always make us feel great about ourselves. Therefore, we must temper the Bible with the doctrines of men. Utter nonsense!!
We are facing an assault on the sufficiency of Scripture today. There are some who knowingly are importing ideologies of men with the specific intent of undermining Scripture. Others, more in love with the applause of the world than anything else, willingly turn a blind eye to the truth about these ideologies. They adopt the thinking of the world in order to appeal to the “unchurched” and bring them in the church doors. Still others, ignorant of the truth of God’s Word and persuaded by the emotional rhetoric fall prey to the false teaching of man-made doctrines. They do so, believing that the warm, fuzzy feeling they have is confirmation they are being “loving” to others by affirming their “lived experiences” rather than examining their claims against the light of Scripture.
In all such cases, the sufficiency of the Word of God is eroded and rejected. Those who seek to undermine Scripture do so purposely. They see the sufficiency of Scripture as an obstacle to their goals and agenda. Doubt must be cast on the Bible, instilling in people’s minds that Scripture just doesn’t address these “important matters.” Thus, we must turn to the worldview of man to seek true justice and peace. Only by importing these man-made definitions can the Bible be rightly applied in these matters. Only by looking through the lens of man rather than of God can we achieve justice and peace. Sufficiency is rejected purposely and intentionally by those seeking societal transformation.