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Thursday, June 01, 2006 

The Word of God...

Yesterday I was given the task by my wife to get us a movie to watch. I was in the video store waiting in line and I just so happened to be wearing a t-shirt that had my churches name on it. An older man in front of me saw the shirt and began asking me my beliefs on the day Vinci Code. We talked for a good 30 minutes there in the video store. The man was intrigued by the fact that I didn't just dismiss the day Vinci Code as garbage and that I took the time to discuss it with him. He said that most ministers he had talked to had told him to ignore the movie and not worry about all of it. In my mind that is about the worst response we can have. In my mind the day Vinci code fury is something that we as Christians should take advantage of. It is a great excuse to talk about the Bible and Jesus Christ. That has to be a great thing or we have just blown a great opportunity. So if you are reading this bloc and scoffing at the idea that they Bible is the word of God then I challenge you to something. I ask you to get your hands on a bible (I recommend a NIV version as the language is modern and much easier to understand then many version) and read through the New Testament. Read about the teachings of Jesus , if you are having struggles in life then read the book of James. Want to try to understand the sacrifice of Christ read Philippians chapter 2. The Bible is amazing and I believe that it is the word of God for our lives. I believe that it is God's will that we follow the Bible and in doing so that we will glorify the Lord. I think as Christians we must be prepared to defend the Bible but in doing so we need to be open to discussion. When people disagree with Christian beliefs it is not necessarily a bad thing, if fact that may just be started a journey to find the Truth and want to see if we really do believe the things that we claim. The Bible has been around for thousands of years and has always stood up to the challenges and claims that men have made about it. The Bible is the Holy Word of God and that means that it is absolute truth. Truth always comes out on top and so when someone disagrees with truth we don't need to be so defensive, after all Truth is truth and someone saying it in not true doesn't change that.

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  • I'm Michael Potthoff
  • From Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
  • My name is Michael Potthoff and I am 27 years old. I was raised in League City, Texas (close to Houston) I have a beautiful, godly wife name Ruth who makes me a better man! I have been in ministry close to 5 years now and Jesus Christ is my passion. Preaching His good news is something that I truly love! I am blessed to be able to do something that I truly love.
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