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We say we believe the Bible, but do our actions prove otherwise?

Posted by on May 2, 2011 in blog links, discipleship | 3 comments

We say we believe the Bible, but do our actions prove otherwise?

Recently, I’ve enjoyed following Jon’s tweets. (He blogs at “1 Jon“.) And, because I follow him on twitter, I saw his recent blog post called “Why don’t we believe the Bible?

His post is a little satirical, a little pointed, and a little sarcastic; just the kind of post that I like and just the kind of post that often makes us look at ourselves and our lives differently.

For example, consider this short excerpt from his post:

When Paul says “I did not come to you in words of wisdom, but I decided to nothing among you except Christ and him crucified”, why do we feel that we have to rehearse great speeches and study apologetics to share your love with others? (1 cor 2)

When Paul says “you are a letter written from Christ, delivered by us, written not with ink, but with the spirit of the living god on the tablet of your hearts”, why do we sometimes feel like we have nothing to share about you?

Ah, yes, I can see myself in both of those questions from time to time. You should take a moment and read the rest of Jon’s short post.

Can you think of other ways that our actions (generally) demonstrate that we don’t really believe what we say we believe?


3 Comments

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  1. 5-2-2011

    When we say we have faith that God is going to work things out for us. But the moment we begin to doubt and fear then we are not really having faith in God. Most people don’t behave what they believe. I understand we all have our moments but there comes a time in our lives where we must grow from glory to glory and if God brought you through the first time then why sit and worry if He is going to deliver you again. He is not a man that He should lie nor the Son of Man that He shall repent.hath he said and shall he not do it? Or hath He spoken and shall He not make good? Numbers 23:19

  2. 5-2-2011

    Desiray,

    The way we live demonstrates more about what we believe than what we say we believe.

    -Alan

  3. 5-3-2011

    I totally agree!