Posts Tagged "Christ"

Why I Believe the Bible #17 (The Bible’s Impact on Individual Lives)

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The Bible has impacted great civilizations throughout history. We covered that last week. The Bible, and the Lord that it reveals, has impacted millions upon millions upon millions of individual lives throughout history. J. Carter Swaim once said:

“The real influence of the Bible cannot be measured: It is reckoned only in terms of hearts that have been lifted up, decisions that have been changed, the men and women who, in response to its impervious demands, have done justice and loved kindness and walked humbly with God.”

The Bible has given hope for the despondent, deliverance for the enslaved, and a light for the lost. If the only the lives of few people has been changed, the evidence would not be as compelling. However, the Bible has impacted the lives of people of all ages, races and nationalities have been changed. There are numerous lives and biographies you can look to of Christians throughout history whose lives have been changed. I can only offer my own. This is my testimony about how the Bible and Jesus Christ have changed my life.

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Why I Believe the Bible #16 (The Bible’s Influence on Civilization)

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Geisler & Nix wrote:

“The Bible presents the highest ideals known to man, ideals that have molded civilization.”

No other book in the history of humankind has had such a vast, widespread and profound influence on civilization. No other book even comes close. This provides further proof of the supernatural inspiration of the Bible.

Consider the following:

  • The United Stated system of government system set out in our constitution is based on the principles found in the Bible.
  • The Declaration of Independence cites rights endowed by our creator.
  • Numerous judicial systems are based on Biblical principles of justice.
  • Standards of morality throughout history have been based on God’s model revealed in the Bible.
  • Even in ancient cultures like the Chinese, ancient characters have been found with references to the Genesis story of Adam and Eve, the garden and the flood.
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Who is on Your Stool?

Who is in the driver’s seat of your life?

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Allowing Jesus to Work in Your Children’s Ministry

CrossIt’s time to catch up on another article that I originally published over on Ministry-to-Children.com.  The article, titled Why I Don’t Want to Be Too Good at Kidmin was originally published on August 19, 2010.

This article is all about not being so polished when it comes to children’s ministry that we forget to allow, or just don’t allow, the Holy Spirit to work in our ministry. 

Here is an excerpt:

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Why I Believe the Bible #15 (The Bible Has Been Tried)

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One of my favorite quotes about the Bible is from Gilbert K. Chesterton. He said:

“Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried.”

Throughout the last 2,000 years, the Bible has been tried and tested and lambasted by people from all different walks of life, all different occupations, all different levels of intelligence and all over the world. Despite this testing, the Bible has withstood every attack.

Nineteenth century writer H.L. Hastings once forcibly illustrated the unique way in which the Bible has withstood the attacks of its skeptics:

““Infidels for eighteen hundred years have been refuting and overthrowing this book, and yet it stands today as solid rock. Its circulation increases, and it is more loved and cherished and read today than ever before. Infidels, with all their assaults, make about as much impression on this book as a man with a tack hammer would on the Pyramids of Egypt.

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