The main and the plain
The Bible is the compass we use to determine the course of our travel. It is central to our understanding of who God is and how we should response to Him. We study the Bible in pursuance of our relationship with God because we believe that the Bible is central to what it means to be a Christian. The Bible is our plumb line and gold standard against which we measure matters that are relevant to us today.
We have a passion for teaching the Bible – all of it, even the difficult bits. Choosing to live life in accordance with biblical truth within our modern context is difficult. Not only is it often difficult to do what we believe to be right, it is also sometimes difficult to know what the right thing is to do. Some biblical truths are clear and fixed, other parts of the Bible need to be chewed before they can be digested. Our challenge is to walk between the extremes of divorcing the Bible from our modern context, and bending biblical truths to fit our worldview.
When John Wimber said ‘the main and the plain’, he was saying, ‘stick to the main stuff and make it plain to understand’.
For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. Romans 1:19-20 (ESV)