A Christian Should Always Use
Of God's Inspired Word As Our Starting Point
by David J. Stewart | July 2021
2nd Peter 3:5, “For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:”
I went to the Wednesday night Bible study last night at church and learned this truth. All across America Christians have allowed atheists, secularists and evolutionists to cause us to set aside the Word of God, since they claim not to believe it. That is one of the biggest mistakes that a believer can make, to set aside the inspired Word of God, and attempt to convince naysayers with secular wisdom and intellectualism instead of God's Word.
It was God Who raised Lazarus from the dead, not the wisdom of men. Only God can open the eyes of the unbeliever. Romans 10:17, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” 1st Corinthians 1:17, “For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.” Our job as Christians is to simply give people the Word of God, and then trust God's Holy Spirit to raise the dead. Ephesians 2:1, “And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;” The heathen world are spiritually dead in their trespasses and sins. They want nothing to do with the light that exposes their crimes against God.
Yet, even in their lost condition they know that the Bible is God's Word. 2nd Peter 3:5, “For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:” The ungodly world knowingly reject THE TRUTH. I was disturbed to learn that NASA (you know, the smartest people on earth) hold the official position that the earth and moon were formed by two rocks crashing into each other billions of years ago. Our starting point as believers must always be the inspired Word of God, otherwise we don't have a case to present to the lost world. The starting point of evolutionists is that there is no God, and all life as we know it evolved naturally from mere cosmic chaos and accidental aftermath. Just because the unbelieving world rejects the inspired Word of God as a starting point doesn't mean that we should disregard it, and use their starting point instead.
There is absolutely no way that a born-again Christian can convince naysayers without the Word of God. We must remember that it is God's Holy Spirit that convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. John 16:7-8, “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:” The Holy Spirit convicts the world on a moral basis (sin, righteousness and coming judgment). That is something that neither you nor I can do. Without the Holy Spirit, no one could ever be saved.
So don't ever be ashamed that you believe the Holy Bible. Hold up your inspired King James Bible proudly, and let the world know that you believe it! Evolution is blatant fraud. Unbelieving atheists and secularists have been indoctrinating children in public schools with the blatant lies of evolution for the longest, intentionally robbing them of faith in God, filling their impressionable minds with a Devil's pack of lies. The Word of God has always been the answer! We are not willingly ignorant of THE TRUTH like the dying world is, we have embraced THE TRUTH as God's children and have eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ alone.
So be proud of your Bible, and never try to debate with someone without it. If someone tells you that they do not believe the Bible, then you need go no further in your discussion, because you share no common ground. The Apostle Paul plainly said in 1st Corinthians 1:17 that we do not win the lost to Christ with WORDS OF WISDOM, but with THE GOSPEL (the Word of God). Our starting point as Christians is the eternal, infallible and inspired Word of God. Our starting point is not atheism, naturalism and secularism. For those who reject the Word of God, they are doomed. We cannot win them to Christ with secular humanism and worldly philosophies. The new birth can only be wrought by the Holy Spirit of God. John 1:12-13, “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”
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that I can do!”
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1st Corinthians 16:24, “My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.”
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Mark 1:15, “...repent ye, and believe the gospel.”
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Mark 11:22, “And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.”
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