"These then are the reasons; but it is necessary to establish them all from the Scriptures, and to show with exactness that all that has been said on the subject is not an invention of human reasoning, but the very sentence of the Scriptures." -John Chrysostom (347-407)

It is encouraging to see instances where some of the church fathers rightly recognized the authority of the Word of God. Note the following contrasts between God's Perfect Word and human reason:

God's Word:

"The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever." -Ps 119:160

"The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;" -Ps 19:7

"And how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work." -2 Tim 3:15-17

Human Reason:

"It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man." -Ps 118:8

"Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds."Eph 4:17

"The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?" -Jer 17:9

"There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death." -Prov 14:12


We must repent of anything and everything we have trusted in that has usurped the supremacy of God's Word in our lives. May His Word be a lamp to our feet and light to our path.