Monday, May 5, 2008

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2 Timothy 2:15

"Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth."

I believe in God. My faith is in Jesus Christ. I am a Christian. So, what sets me apart from someone who believes differently from me...unless I study the scriptures God gave me. The truth. I believe in the truth but how do I know the truth if I'm not studying the truth.

Here's what I've been convicted of...

There is absolute truth. It is true whether we believe and accept it or question and reject it. My beliefs mean nothing unless I believe the truth. I am not called to share my beliefs with others, I am called to share the gospel of Christ.

I can not reach the lost by sharing my opinions. As Oprah has said, there are millions of ways, how can just one be right? Well, it's not that there are millions ways but that there are millions of opinions about the way, how can just mine be right? I don't want to share my opinions. I want to share God's truth. If I am blessed enough to know God's truth then I need to be able to open up His Word and share it with others.

So that is what I'm going to do. My beliefs about God have been bouncing around in my head. God has been leading me to open up His Word and study, so that I can be sure my beliefs are founded in scripture. And then I can share His truth instead of my beliefs.

People have questions about God. He has given answers to our questions, His Word. So, in future posts I want to take questions we have and study His Word for answers.

I Peter 3:15 "But in your hearts set aside Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,"

I believe in God's truth and I want to be prepared to give an answer.