Can we really know what the Bible means? In recent times, the clarity of Scripture has come to be questioned. Pastor Kevin DeYoung interacts with the modern objections to the classic doctrine of the perspicuity of Scripture, arguing from both the Old and New Testaments that God considers His word to be understandable. With keen insight, Kevin draws out the implications of the debate, noting that nothing less that our views of language, freedom, and God are at stake.
11“For this commandment that I command you today is not too hard for you, neither is it far off. 12It is not in heaven, that you should say, ‘Who will ascend to heaven for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?’ 13Neither is it beyond the sea, that you should say, ‘Who will go over the sea for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?’ 14But the word is very near you. It is in your mouth and in your heart, so that you can do it.
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