(Do not be surprised)
And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. (2 Cor 4:3–6)
The long-awaited debate between Answers in Genesis founder Ken Ham and atheist “science guy” Bill Nye finally took place yesterday evening, 4 February, 2014. Listening to the exchange, I could not help but think of the Scripture verses quoted above. Indeed, we may spend a proverbial billions of years arguing with an atheist evolutionist, but only God can renew his mind and save his soul. In the end, it is extremely unlikely that anyone who began viewing the debate on one side emerged at the end of it even vaguely questioning his own position. It is unfortunate, but ultimately it simply seemed not to be an overly persuasive 150 minutes for either side.
As the conversation grew predictably ineffective, a few other verses came to mind, such as 2 Timothy 2:23 and Titus 3:9. At some point, one must wonder if it is profitable to argue with the one who sees the cross of Christ and the truth of God as foolishness (1 Cor 1:18).
The most overwhelming reality that became evident throughout the discussion was the importance and necessity for the Christian to not only know what he believes, but why he believes it. With that, then, a recent sermon preached by Pastor Don Green of Truth Community Church entitled, “Why Do We Believe the Bible?” seems most fitting. (Watch or download the sermon HERE!)
The Bible is the inerrant, absolute Word of God. Unbelief in this truth is a great sin against the holy God of the universe Weiterlesen