Recently I delivered a talk by the same name to our men’s breakfast gathering at BCC. (Click here to listen). In that address, I made the comment that for words to have power they must contain two main ingredients: content and authority.
Powerful words have significant meaning and the speaker must possess the authority to back up what he says. As I write this, the country is on the verge of electing or re-electing the man who holds the greatest position of power (and responsibility) in the world. A majority of American’s believe (rightly or wrongly) that one of these men has better content and more authority to back up that content than the other. No matter what the polls say, that is the man who will fill the White house for the next four years.
As Christians we have access to the most powerful words ever spoken. They carry both supreme content and supreme authority. These words were spoken by Christ and His men, as they were divinely inspired. What you believe about this is an absolute game changer for your life. Are the words of Scripture “good suggestions for decent living” or are they the authoritative, inerrant words of God? Each of us should know what we believe about this question and why.
A new book is being published by The Center and should be ready around the first of December. The title is: Reliable Truth: The Validity of the Bible in an Age of Skepticism. Let me encourage you to pick up a copy so that you are “…always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you…”. 1 Peter 3:15