A 400 year old painting called Judith Beheading Holofernes, found in a Southern France attic, may be the product of Italian artist Caravaggio. The French art expert involved claims its value at $135 million American. Previous to its discovery it had been in the property for 150 years. San Diego U-T, 4/13/16
Is it or is it not a verified Caravaggio? Time will tell, but it looks likely now. The art world has convulsions of delight at such discoveries.
While America is presently in a “The Gospels aren’t true records of Jesus” phase—the Jesus Seminar has been Satan’s handiworkers—God’s word stands firm. The Covenants of Moses and Jesus—Jesus succeeding Moses—are God’s true, only, full and final word to humanity. Every other religious covenant, by whomever offered, with whomever established, is flawed, incomplete or false to one degree or another.
Human opinion differs as time passes. God’s fact remains the same. He never took a vote among the angels to see what he should say to humanity. Jesus never weighed his claims by what supporters accepted or critics denied. The apostles never began the bad habit of asking their generation what they wanted to hear. Only our church-growth generation decided to poll the public before determining our preaching.
God has given freedom of choice to all mortals. But don’t mistake freedom of choice with the delusion of authority. Our opinions will never impress God. If not surrendered, they will damn us to Hell.