Here’s a conversation you don’t want to have.

Reading the entire New Testament or the entire Bible doesn’t automatically save you, but isn’t it a logical thing for Christians to progress towards?  You want to avoid this:

  • Non-Christian: So, you believe the Bible is the word of God and tells you all about your Savior and such?
  • You: Yes!
  • N-C: Have you read it all?
  • Y: Uh, not as such, no . . .
  • N-C: Not even all of the New Testament?
  • Y: Look – a squirrel!

Another thing to avoid: Talking about the importance of the 10 Commandments but not being able to name them.

I encourage everyone to read some of the Bible every day.  It doesn’t have to be a lot.  Just do it.  It will make you a better ambassador for Christ.

2 Corinthians 5:20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

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5 thoughts on “Here’s a conversation you don’t want to have.”

  1. Agree, an admission Christians should never have to make.

    Does it work in reverse?
    NC: “You rotten Christians believe …”
    C: “Oh, really? Have you read the Bible?”

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  2. Since you mentioned the Decalogue, anyone who has read and understood the Bible knows that the 10 Words written on the tablets (front and back) were a sign to Israel of the covenant between God and the nation. It was a Roman Catholic who invented the notion that the Decalogue = moral law, an idea rebuffed by John Owen among others. The same Roman (Thomas Aquinas) decided the OT law could be separated into 3 categories of law – civil, judicial, and moral. The Scriptures do not show such an easy solution to determining God’s unchanging view of morality.

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