Email Tips: How God Speaks

This "tip" was originally delivered on Saturday, November 5th, 2022 .

We should all believe what the Bible says.

However, even if you believe what the Bible says, your beliefs and the Bible are different in one very important way: authority.

Your beliefs carry no more weight than the beliefs of anyone else. (You may recognize this as the basis for our postmodern culture’s denial of absolute truth.)

The Bible is the inspired words of God. It is the sole authority on true belief. You do not carry this kind of authority (except for in a Bible case).

When someone asks what you believe, they are not looking for your belief to be an authority over theirs. They might as well be asking about your favorite kind of cookie.

Likely, they are comparing beliefs to discover which they prefer. This is the wrong approach. Help point them in the right direction.

“What I believe does not matter. The Bible says… ”

This sort of response moves the conversation from one of comparing fallible preferences toward discerning truth from the word of God.

Our belief does not determine truth. The Bible is true already. People don’t need to believe you. Let them hear the Holy Scripture: the true authority on what you believe.

For your edification,

Justin “chocolate chip” Johnson

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