Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Don’t Stop Short

Here's a quote of Pastor Jonathan Fisk on his March 21 Issues, Etc. visit. While he discussed a number of things that fall within the bailiwick of evidential apologetics, he also put the whole thing into perspective at the front end of the discussion. Don’t forget to tell your unbelieving conversation mate, when you're presenting evidence that supports the truth of the Gospel, what they really need to hear: they’re a sinner in need of a Savior, just like the rest of us.  Evidence that proves the reliability of the text of Scripture, or that demonstrates that there really was a historical man named Jesus, is helpful, but it has no power to save. Here’s Pastor Fisk’s comment:
…Really, it doesn’t matter how much good evidence you have for the resurrection, and we’ve got plenty of it, it becomes a matter not of convincing people to look at the evidence, but of preaching sin and grace, of Law and Gospel. And it does become the work of the Spirit to bring us to believe in this resurrection and what it means.

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