Never underestimate the work of the Holy Spirit through the reading of the Bible.
Atheist Richard Dawkins pointed out a few years ago that Christians who try to mix evolutionary ideas with Scripture, thereby essentially saying that Genesis is not trustworthy, were “deluded.”
When asked if there was “a defining moment” when he decided he didn’t believe in God, Dawkins replied as follows:
Oh well, by far the most important was understanding evolution. I think the evangelical Christians have really sort of got it right in a way, in seeing evolution as the enemy. Whereas the more, what shall we say, sophisticated theologians are quite happy to live with evolution, I think they are deluded. I think the evangelicals have got it right, in that there is a deep incompatibility between evolution and Christianity, and I think I realized that about the age of sixteen.
Makes one think!
We are to use our intelligence, which is usually an instrument of independence, to make us increasingly dependent on God.
~ John Piper
Gospel-humility is not needing to think about myself. Not needing to connect things with myself. It is an end to thoughts such as, ‘I’m in this room with these people, does that make me look good? Do I want to be here?’ True gospel-humility means I stop connecting every experience, every conversation, with myself. In fact, I stop thinking about myself. The freedom of self-forgetfulness. The blessed rest that only self-forgetfulness brings.
Timothy Keller ~ an excerpt from The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness
If you value the glory of man over standing for Jesus, he will value the glory of the Father over standing for you. (Mark 8:38)
~ John Piper
“Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body.” (Ephesians 4:25, NIV)
Not like a an allergy, which basically “lies” to the body about potential harm and then causes it to be sick.
Is there perhaps something wrong with the modern-day church’s immune system?
“…the most important matter is not who sits in the White House but who sits over the White House.”