October 29th, 2015
You are never to complain of your birth, your training, your employments, your hardships; never to fancy that you could be something if only you had a different lot and sphere assigned you. God understands His own plan, and He knows what you want a great deal better than you do. The very things that you most deprecate, as fatal limitations or obstructions, are probably what you most want. What you call hindrances, obstacles, discouragements, are probably God’s opportunities. Bring down your soul, or, rather, bring it up to receive God’s will and do His work, in your lot, in your sphere, under your cloud of obscurity, against your temptations, and then you shall find that your condition is never opposed to your good, but really consistent with it. —H. BUSHNELL
"The of the New Testament appealed to the firsthand knowledge of their readers or listeners concerning the facts and the evidence about the person of Jesus Christ.
The writers not only said, "Look, we saw this or we heart that...," but they turned the tables around and right in front of their most adverse critics said, "You also know about these things... You saw them; you yourselves know about it."
One had better be careful when he says to his opposition, "You know this also," because if he is not right in the details, it will be "shoved right back down his throat."
"Men of Israel, listen to these words: Jesus the Nazarene, a man attested to you by God with miracles and wonders and signs which God performed through Him in your midst, just as you yourselves know..."
- Josh McDowell, Evidence that Demand a Verdict, Volume I
I will be integrating some passages in this wonderful book by Josh McDowell. You may purchase this book here and here is the Kindle edition.
"The Christian faith is faith in Christ. Its value or worth is not in the one believing, but in the one believed - not in the one trusting, but in the one trusted."
What about people who have little faith but believe in Jesus vs. someone whom has a lot of faith but in a different entity?
It is whom you have faith that is most important.
"The writers of the New Testament either wrote as eyewitnesses of the events they described or recorded eyewitness firsthand accounts of the events."