THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN “ANTI” AND “UN.”
In an attempt to justify one’s personal decisions, Bible believers have resorted to terms such as anti- biblical and unbiblical. Anti-biblical means, the decision, or action taken is against the Bible. Verses will be cited to demonstrate this anti-biblical violation.
However, where the Scriptures are silent, (un-biblical), anything we approve may be protected. To illustrate the point; I might show that the Scriptures are anti-alcohol at a stock car race. But, going to the race is acceptable, since nothing in Scripture speaks against auto racing. Racing is un-biblical and acceptable because nothing is said against it. It is also not anti-biblical for the same reason. Another example would be the Sunday school. Since the Bible says nothing about it, it is un-scriptural, (Not in the Scriptures), but not anti-scriptural, therefore acceptable.
This is the word game some of the brethren are playing to justify themselves and their friends while condemning others.
Now that these two standards have been established only one more authority remains. And who would that be? Why, it would be the person who approves or disapproves that which is un-scriptural, (not in the Bible). Since there are no Scriptures to make it anti-biblical, I may choose as I please. The problem is, others may not be pleased with what I choose.
This is the word game some of the brethren are playing to justify themselves and their friends while condemning others. Once you see how it is played, you too can play it. However, you should not be the hypocrite when playing it. If you are going to justify your actions on the basis that it is not in the Scriptures, (un-scriptural), you should at least give others the same courtesy.
Pastor Ken Blue was born in Boswell, Ark. In 1955 he accepted Christ as his Savior. He and his wife Joyce were married in 1955. They have 5 children. He graduated from Midwestern Baptist Bible College in 1969 and started the Open Door Baptist Church in Lynnwood, Wa. where he pastored for 39 years. Because of health issues (ALS) he was forced to resign as pastor. It is his desire to continue to be used of God to help pastors and believers through this ministry.
John Stauffer says
At the age of 53 I decided to follow what I believed to be a life long calling into full time pastoral ministry. After having completed seminary I was an interim pastor for three years. I served one church that required ordaination. I was not ordained by a church. This congregation wanted me to submit to that ordinance. I was drawn to a decision to go ahead with the process after having spent considerable weeks studying the hermanuetics of the Scripture as taught by that church. One teaching was, as I blieved that where the Scripture speaks I follow and where it is silent I act based on Scripture that would help me to address such and issue. Since the church chose to claim that as well I believed that I had a ministry match. Sadly, soon after ordaination I discovered that the Elder led congreation had an undisclosed relationship with the local Masononic Temple and Rebekahs. I object, and I was fired. They claimed that since the Bible did not speak against those organizations directly that it was okay and I was not.
Ken Blue says
Now, you understand how it works