Here’s a conversation you don’t want to have.

Reading the entire New Testament or the entire Bible doesn’t automatically save you, but isn’t it a logical thing for Christians to progress towards?  You want to avoid this:

  • Non-Christian: So, you believe the Bible is the word of God and tells you all about your Savior and such?
  • You: Yes!
  • N-C: Have you read it all?
  • Y: Uh, not as such, no . . .
  • N-C: Not even all of the New Testament?
  • Y: Look – a squirrel!

Another thing to avoid: Talking about the importance of the 10 Commandments but not being able to name them.

I encourage everyone to read some of the Bible every day.  It doesn’t have to be a lot.  Just do it.  It will make you a better ambassador for Christ.

2 Corinthians 5:20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

5 thoughts on “Here’s a conversation you don’t want to have.”

  1. Agree, an admission Christians should never have to make.

    Does it work in reverse?
    NC: “You rotten Christians believe …”
    C: “Oh, really? Have you read the Bible?”


  2. Since you mentioned the Decalogue, anyone who has read and understood the Bible knows that the 10 Words written on the tablets (front and back) were a sign to Israel of the covenant between God and the nation. It was a Roman Catholic who invented the notion that the Decalogue = moral law, an idea rebuffed by John Owen among others. The same Roman (Thomas Aquinas) decided the OT law could be separated into 3 categories of law – civil, judicial, and moral. The Scriptures do not show such an easy solution to determining God’s unchanging view of morality.


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