The Living Word
1 John 1:1-4
A Christian university student shared a room with a Muslim. As they became friends, their conversation turned to their beliefs. The believer asked the Muslim if he'd ever read the Bible. He answered no, but then asked if the Christian had ever read the Koran.
The believer responded, "No, I haven't, but I'm sure it would be interesting. Why don't we read both together, once a week, alternating books?" The young man accepted the challenge, their friendship deepened, and during the second term he became a believer in Jesus.
One evening, late in the term, the new believer burst into the room and shouted at his friend, "You deceived me!"
"What are you talking about?" He asked.
The former muslim opened his Bible and said, "I've been reading it through, like you told me, and just read that the Word is living and active!" He grinned. "You knew all along that the Bible contained God's power and that the Koran is a book like any other. I never had a chance!"
"And now you'll hate me for life?" queried the friend.
"No," he answered, "but it was an unfair contest."
R. A. Torrey once said, "It is a tremendous fact that the Word of God is a LIVING Word, such knowledge will go far towards affording him protection from what is perhaps the greatest danger of these “perilous times.” Of the many statements which the Bible makes concerning the Word of God, none is more significant, and surely none is of greater importance to dying men, than the statement that the Word of God is a LIVING Word."
I pray the Lord Jesus will bring the greatest comfort to you today through His Living Word! In Christ alone, Pastor Trey Lewis
Floyd Schneider, Evangelism for the Fainthearted (Kregel, 2000); quoted in Men of Integrity (March/April 2001)
Torrey, R. A., The Fundamentals: A Testimony to the Truth
In Christ alone,
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