What to do With Biblical Silence

Posted: July 25, 2011 in Doctrine
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Many thanks to my good friend Rex Butts for helping me discover this little clip.  You can also read his comments on it as well as a promotion of our freedom in Christ on his website.

This will give you a brief glimpse into my religious heritage and upbringing – a cappella Churches of Christ.

We had a saying/motto that said, “Where the Bible speaks, we speak; where the Bible is silent, we are silent.”  Except, it was a lie.  Where the Bible was silent, we said a ton!!  In fact, we said so much that our “silence” was really more of a “deafening roar!”  And it allowed us to do what we did best:  debate, fight, and eventually take our toys/marbles and start a new church.  We were a scrappy bunch. 🙂

This video clip, by Rick Atchley, the preaching minister (is that his title?) from the Richland Hills Church of Christ explains the truth behind the history and application of this little motto:

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Comments
  1. K. Rex Butts says:

    It is so true how much we did say to fill in the gap of silence. Who can forget the sermons on Nadab and Abihu that always made their way back to Ephesians 5.19 and Colossians 3.16.

    Grace and Peace,

    Rex

  2. Sister says:

    🙂 I really enjoyed that!

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