Thursday, July 29, 2010

Does the Bible Have Authority? In Your Life?

Just spent over 3 hours watching a very helpful, challenging and inspiring lecture on the accuracy of the Bible.

Some finals points that stuck with me:

there are 2 types of people in the world:

1) those who seek God

2) those who seek to avoid God

and both will be successful in the end

a person can say no to the bitter end

Romans 124Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.:

He gave them over, chilling words - He let them have their own way

a person can say to God

thy will be done

my will be done

God will never violate the picket fence of our own unwillingness

Does the Bible have authority?

3 options:

No - sweeping rejection

Maybe - problems exist

Yes - complete acceptance

Our culture is denigrating anything having to do with authority

Bible is always counter-cultural

Expect it

Question: Are we children of our culture or transformer or agents in culture - what paradigm do I embrace?

Belief in scripture will run against the current of the time

Men of Issachar understood the times and knew what to do

Know your culture, know your calling - be students of the world, and leverage your culture for the gospel

We should be seeking to be winsome - build truth into people, best thing to do transmute the currency of temporal to the currency of the eternal

Basic issues of stewardship (time-talent-treasure and truth and relationship: Take the temporal (time, talent and treasure) to things that go on into eternity: word of God and people


Beth said...

Love it when you post, Barb. This was so good. I think my life is much richer because of your blog.

Also, I so totally love your C.S. Lewis reading list for your 50th year . . . you inspire me!

Barb said...

Beth, I'm blushing. Thank you for your kind words.
Everytime I read Lewis I am blown away by truth and imagination. Can't wait to me him!