God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith; the warmth of Christmas, which is love; the radiance of Christmas, which is purity; the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice; the belief in Christmas, which is truth; the all of Christmas, which is Christ.
– Wilda English
I pray that the Lord might crown this year with His goodness and in the coming one give you a hallowed dare-devil spirit in lifting the biting sword of Truth, consuming you with a passion that is called by the cultured citizen of Christendom ‘fanaticism’, but known to God as that saintly madness that led His Son through bloody sweat and hot tears to agony on a rude Cross—and Glory!
– Jim Elliot
Most young Jesus followers are always being told that the Bible is the most important book and should be read daily. But why? What makes the Bible inspired? What gives it authority and why should it be obeyed?
Authority basically means the right to judge the actions of others or to enforce something. To say that the Bible has authority is to say it has the power to declare what is true and what is not true and it has the power to command us to be obedient to Christ and His laws.