Monica Broussard

The Call to Truth

 

To quest for all things rooted in truth, we must make the decision that truth is important.

Let the intentions of my heart be acceptable to you, oh, Lord – Amen

 

Introduction to Truth

The Bible is the collection of 66 books from Genesis to Revelation, written over the span of thirty-six hundred years or more, by different authors, from different backgrounds, yet revealing one unified message; The Good News that spans back over the six thousand years of man. Some thirty-eight hundred times the Bible declares, “God said,” or “Thus says the Lord”.  The Bible is uniquely one book, written in many different locations and under a wide variety of conditions.

The Bible makes a Spirit-prompted, Spirit-sustained pronouncement that is rooted in true revelation as seen in 1 Corinthians 14:29-33, “Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others pass judgment. But if a revelation is made to another who is seated, the first one must keep silent. For you can all prophesy one by one so that all may learn and all may be exhorted, and the spirits of prophets are subject to prophets; for God is not a God of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.”

 The first four books of the New Testament are called "the Gospels". Each book is an account of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ as told from the perspective of His disciples, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John; who knew Him personally. This first-century gospel (New Testament) reveals the Truth through the evidence contained in Bible prophecy of the Old Testament.

Scripture holds the authority and is not just Spirit-prompted and Spirit-sustained. The very words of the biblical writers are the words of God as expressed in 1 Corinthians 2:13, “Every word we speak was taught to us by God's Spirit, not by human wisdom. And this same Spirit helps us teach spiritual things to spiritual people.” Then in 2 Timothy 3:16 we read, “Everything in the Scriptures is God's Word. All of it is useful for teaching and helping people and for correcting them and showing them how to live.”

The bible’s gift of prophecy is prophetic proclamations that are verbally inspired, intrinsically authoritative, infallible speech spoken by Moses, Jesus and His apostles. The speech of the false prophets, if spoken without inspiration was subject to condemnation.  “Even then, if the prophet speaks presumptuously in my name, which I didn't authorize him to speak, or if he speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet must die.” (Deuteronomy 18:20)

Spoken and written with mature spiritual wisdom, prophecy should be considered a regulated message or a report in human words based on a spontaneous, personal revelation from the Holy Spirit for the purpose of edification, encouragement, consolation, conviction or guidance.

Well, my brothers and sisters, let's summarize. When you meet together, one will sing, another will teach, another will tell some special revelation God has given, one will speak in tongues, and another will interpret what is said. But everything that is done must strengthen all of you. (1 Corinthians 14:26).