The Doctrine of Accommodation
By Rob Skiba
According to the above Scriptures, we are told that God does not lie. We are told that His word is “true from the beginning.” We are told that even though His name is excellent and His glory is above the heavens, He has magnified His word above His name. This leads to a massive problem for all of you who claim the Bible as your (literal) source for truth and yet still cling to the spinning, heliocentric, globular model of our world.
In response to this problem, “theologians” came up with the ridiculously absurd doctrine of “accommodation,” which states that YHWH accommodated the ignorance of man, and used it to get a “theological message” across, rather than deal with the lies they apparently believed. John Calvin is generally credited with coming up with this concept in response to the discoveries in the natural sciences of his day – most notably that of Copernicus’ theory of heliocentrism, which clearly conflicted with the obvious, geocentric model of Scripture. The concept of accommodation thus became an alternative method of Bible interpretation, in contrast to the tradition of literal Biblical interpretation.
For a continuation of this, go to Bible Study, Weekly Sermon 11 November, 2018. This will only be online for about another month. So, check out this video while you can.