Amazing Book!

I was reviewing some of my notes for our Spiritual Self-Defense class, and I’m always amazed at the unity and accuracy of the Bible. The Bible tells one unified story from beginning to end. For any other book, this is no big deal; in fact, we expect our books to tell the same story all the way through.

But what’s so mind-boggling for me is the fact that the Bible tells its unified story considering:

  • It was written by 45 different authors
  • Writing over a span of 1500 years
  • In three different languages
  • On three different continents

Not only does the Bible tell the same story, but it does so without error or contradiction! What an amazing book!

Contending For The Faith

This Wednesday we’re starting an important series in our Impact youth group called “Spiritual Self-Defense.” Training our students how to defend what they believe. Jude wrote that we need to learn how to earnestly contend for the faith.

I’m also mindful of Peter’s instruction: But in your hearts set Christ apart as holy [and acknowledge Him] as Lord. Always be ready to give a logical defense to anyone who asks you to account for the hope that is in you, but do it courteously and respectfully.

As I’m preparing for this, here are a few things I’m trying to keep in mind. Perhaps you will have some additional things to share with me:

  • Earnestly means wholeheartedly. So I want to convey passion for biblical truths.
  •  Faith means an added dimension beyond scientific proof. Not in place of science, but beyond it. Albert Einstein observed, “Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.”
  • Focusing on the lordship of Christ is the primary focus of Christian apologetics.
  • I need to prepare to answer.
  • My answers need to be logical and well thought out.
  • My answers need to lead people to the hope that is only found in a personal relationship with Jesus.
  • My defense of biblical truths need to be courteous and respectful.

In addition to our training times on Wednesday, we’ll also offer “sparing lessons” in our weekly men’s and women’s Bible studies. If you’re interested to learn more, come and join us at 7PM over the next few Wednesdays.

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