Sunday, April 22, 2007

"Faith requires revelation"

I've recently discovered Tantalizing if True, and this post really struck a chord:
No evangelistic method can make somebody believe. No reasoning or apologetics can make someone believe. No technique. No strategy. No presentation, production or performance. Only the Spirit of God can bring someone to faith.
That's why I'm a firm believer in expository preaching. Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of Christ.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Gallagher said...

What a very true and practical statement! Just thinking about those words causes me to rethink why we are so progam oriented.

1:00 PM, April 23, 2007  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Very glad to hear it.

6:46 AM, April 24, 2007  
Blogger Michael said...

I appreciate your comments about my post. I'm tickled by the stories I've heard of skeptics who were tamed by Scripture quotations even before they believed in the authority of the Scriptures.It might appear arrogant and insensitive to tell people what the Bible says, instead of why they should listen to the Bible or what God can do for them. But if God's Word doesn't impact them, they don't have to be impacted, anymore than they have to be impacted by anything else you quote in polite society. The Word of God is powerful.

11:36 AM, May 17, 2007  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

You got that right. Thanks for your comments, Michael.

1:12 PM, May 17, 2007  

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