I will no longer be posting on Endued, but have set up a new personally dedicated blog at the website www.totascriptura.com.
The Tota Scriptura site will be dedicated to the following:
This blog is dedicated to the totality of Scripture and how it informs our understanding of God, the world, and mankind. The Bible has sadly become something of a book of quotations, a collection of helpful prooftexts for many Christians today. Preachers are increasingly ignoring the totality of Scripture and instead emphasizing a redacted version of Scripture in the name of relevance.
Christians have long been considered “people of the Book”. It’s critical in this age that we live up to that honorable reputation of being people of the “Good Book”. For those Christians who only think that the New Testament is relevant, the New Testament itself bears witness to the full witness of Scripture.
Jesus, the incarnate Word Himself, says (John 5:39):
John 5:39 (ESV) — 39 You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me,
The resurrected Lord gave what must have been the Bible study of all Bible studies (emphasis mine):
Luke 24:25–27 (ESV) — 25 And he said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?” 27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.
In the discharge of Paul’s apostolic ministry, he also applied the “tota Scriptura” principle during his time in Ephesus (emphasis mine):
Acts 20:26–27 (ESV) — 26 Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all of you, 27 for I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God.
Paul told Timothy the following (emphasis mine):
2 Timothy 3:16–17 (ESV) — 16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.
Most of the community bloggers on Endued feature their own personal blog which you can continue to follow. You can find their links by clicking on the “Who are the Community Bloggers” tab and reading their bios.
I look forward to hearing from you on the new site.