Question: What would be your reaction to a young Christian who made a statement like that?
Friday, June 11, 2010
Jamal Bryant, T.D.Jake's and Eddie Long...I thought about that!! You know what you can’t walk through a Christian bookstore without seeing these books along with the Bible...It's seems like the Bible have been made into self help book.....You got Biblical steps to weight loss, overcoming addictions, steps to business success etc...There's Biblical advice books for marriage, dating etc....I ask the young man wasn't he missing the point of the Bible?Jesus is the whole focus of the Bible....It's through Jesus that we are able to do all things....I told him that the main story of the Bible is Jesus.... The purpose of its thousands of words is to point us to God’s final Word: JESUS CHRIST! It's not that the Bible doesn’t have a lot of great information about living a fulfilled life.... It’s useful, Timothy says, for teaching, correcting and training in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16). I tired to explain to the young man that the Bible is a self-help...And other books don't have nothing on it...But you can't jump into a passage, yank out a principle about what every you think you're dealing with...Then try to apply it to that situation the Bible was not meant to be used in that way.