Friday, August 29, 2008

Scripture and power

"You are wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God." Matthew 22:29

"The charge against the Sadducees was not simply that they failed to relate and to correlate knowledge and power. More particularly, it was that they were theologically and experientially ignorant of both revelatory truth and the power of God. Not only were they strangers to God's power but they were unknowing of it. Their detachment from God's power, moreover, was due to a deficient knowledge of Scripture. Jesus here pays to the Scriptures one of his ministry's highest tributes, when he implies that knowledge of Scripture will guard one from theological error and acquaint one with the power of God."

Carl F. H. Henry, Wheaton Alumni magazine, Summer 1996, page 15.