Saturday, April 25, 2009

How to be convinced the Bible is God's word...

An awesome quote shamelessly stolen from here:

"No one believes that God speaks through his Word until they hear it. And no argument can convince the unbeliever apart from the work of the Spirit. "Faith comes by what is heard," writes Paul, "and what is heard comes by the preaching of Christ" (Rom. 10:17, RSV). And it is the preaching of Christ - the testimony of faith that is there beyond our human words a transcendent word - it is that alone which can awaken and renew the church".

E. Achtemeier, 'The Canon as the Voice of the Living God,' in Reclaiming the Bible for the Church, eds. Carl E. Braaten and Robert W. Jenson (Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1995), 122-23.

1 comment:

  1. There is something about hearing someone read from the Word or preach from the Word that touches me in a way that just reading the Word never seems to. Maybe it is a connection between 'hearing' another human speak the word and the fact that the Word became fully human .... it gives us a reality connection?

    Or I could just be rambling :D