The best thing you can do for new converts.

“Is it wise to send new converts out into the battlefield before they are grounded in the Word and apologetics?”

It is the best thing you can do for them. The woman at the well didn’t go to a seminary before she testified of the Savior, and she brought a whole village to Him (see John 4:28–42). After finding Christ, Andrew immediately told Simon Peter (see John 1:40,41). The first thing Philip did was find Nathanael and immediately tell him about the Savior (see John 1:43–46). If new converts came to Christ under the sound of the Law, they know enough to go and do likewise with the lost. They will make mistakes. They may get bruised. But that is how we learned to walk in this life, and the same is true spiritually.

Luke 10:3Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves.

Get your own copy of The Evidence Bible.
http://bit.ly/EvidenceBible

 

Advertisements
Posted in Questions & Objections | Leave a comment

A very sorry condition.

“Now observe, brethren, if I, or you, or any of us, or all of us, shall have spent our lives merely in amusing men, or educating men, or moralizing men, when we shall come to give our account at the last great day we shall be in a very sorry condition, and we shall have but a very sorry record to render; for of what avail will it be to a man to be educated when he comes to be damned? Of what service will it be to him to have been amused when the trumpet sounds, and heaven and earth are shaking, and the pit opens wide her jaws of fire and swallows up the soul unsaved? Of what avail even to have moralized a man if still he is on the left hand of the judge, and if still, “Depart, ye cursed,” shall be his portion?’” Charles Spurgeon 

Matthew 25:41“Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels…

Get your own copy of The Evidence Bible.
http://bit.ly/EvidenceBible

 

Posted in Quotes | Leave a comment

The universe’s machinery.

“Slight variations in physical laws such as gravity or electromagnetism would make life impossible… The necessity to produce life lies at the center of the universe’s whole machinery and design.” John Wheeler, physics professor, Princeton University

Genesis 2:7And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

Get your own copy of The Evidence Bible.
http://bit.ly/EvidenceBible

 

Posted in General | Leave a comment

Intense hunger.

“Oh! I would to God there should come upon us a divine hunger which cannot stay itself except men yield themselves to Jesus; an intense, earnest, longing, panting desire that men should submit themselves to the gospel of Jesus. This will teach you better than the best college training how to deal with human hearts. This will give the stammering tongue the ready word; the hot heart shall burn the cords which held fast the tongue. You shall become wise to win souls, even though you never exhibit the brilliance of eloquence or the force of logic.” Charles Spurgeon 

Psalm 39:3 My heart was hot within me; While I was musing, the fire burned. Then I spoke with my tongue…

Get your own copy of The Evidence Bible.
http://bit.ly/EvidenceBible

 

Posted in Quotes | Leave a comment

The goodness of God.

“Joy is a quiet gladness of heart as one contemplates the goodness of God’s saving grace in Christ Jesus.” John Calvin 

Get your own copy of The Evidence Bible.
http://bit.ly/EvidenceBible

 

Posted in General | Leave a comment

The blessing of God.

“A second portion from the produce of their land was required. The whole appointment evidently was against the covetousness, distrust, and selfishness of the human heart. It promoted friendliness, liberality, and cheerfulness, and raised a fund for the relief of the poor. They were taught that their worldly portion was most comfortably enjoyed, when shared with their brethren who were in want. If we thus serve God, and do good with what we have, it is promised that the Lord our God will bless us in all the works of our land. The blessing of God is all to our outward prosperity; and without that blessing, the work of our hands will bring nothing to pass. The blessing descends upon the working hand. Expect not that God should bless thee in thy idleness and love of ease. And it descends upon the giving hand. He who thus scatters, certainly increases; and to be free and generous in the support of religion, and any good work, is the surest and safest way of thriving.” Matthew Henry 

Deuteronomy 14:22“You shall truly tithe all the increase of your grain that the field produces year by year. 23And you shall eat before the Lord your God, in the place where He chooses to make His name abide, the tithe of your grain and your new wine and your oil, of the firstborn of your herds and your flocks, that you may learn to fear the Lord your God always.24But if the journey is too long for you, so that you are not able to carry the tithe, or if the place where the Lord your God chooses to put His name is too far from you, when the Lord your God has blessed you,25then you shall exchange it for money, take the money in your hand, and go to the place which the Lord your God chooses. 26And you shall spend that money for whatever your heart desires: for oxen or sheep, for wine or similar drink, for whatever your heart desires; you shall eat there before the Lord your God, and you shall rejoice, you and your household. 27You shall not forsake the Levite who is within your gates, for he has no part nor inheritance with you. 28“At the end of every third year you shall bring out the tithe of your produce of that year and store it up within your gates. 29And the Levite, because he has no portion nor inheritance with you, and the stranger and the fatherless and the widow who are within your gates, may come and eat and be satisfied, that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.

 

Get your own copy of The Evidence Bible.
http://bit.ly/EvidenceBible

 

Posted in General | Leave a comment

Babbling baboons.

The wisdom of man is foolishness with God. The wisest of the wise of this world are but babbling baboons when it comes to understanding the simplest of the things of God. The natural mind cannot receive them (see 1 Cor. 2:14). The simplest Christian, however, has the mind of Christ (1 Cor. 2:16) and has access to the wisdom of God. The godless wisdom of this world can give no explanation for why we exist, what causes death, and how to avoid it. These mysteries are revealed by the Spirit of God to all who trust in the Savior.

Daniel 2:11It is a difficult thing that the king requests, and there is no other who can tell it to the king except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh.” 12For this reason the king was angry and very furious, and gave the command to destroy all the wise men of Babylon. 13So the decree went out, and they began killing the wise men; and they sought Daniel and his companions, to kill them. 14Then with counsel and wisdom Daniel answered Arioch, the captain of the king’s guard, who had gone out to kill the wise men of Babylon;

Get your own copy of The Evidence Bible.
http://bit.ly/EvidenceBible

 

Posted in General | Leave a comment