The Practicing of a Biblical World-View
June 12, 2005
INTRODUCTION: It has been just over 3 years since Saul of Tarsus was converted to Jesus Christ. Soon after his conversion he went to Arabia for 3 years, where the Lord undoubtedly did a deep work in his life. He later returned to Damascus (the place of conversion) and then back to Jerusalem.
Special days in our lives are often called "red-letter days." Surely, on the day on which Saul of Tarsus was saved has to be one of the greatest "red-letter days" in the history of the church.
Saul of Tarsus, later in the book of Acts called the Apostle Paul, had such a "red-letter day" that he would certainly have concurred with the Puritan that prayed, "Blessed Lord Jesus, no human mind could conceive or invent the gospel. Acting in eternal grace, thou art both its messenger and its message."
When Saul of Tarsus met Jesus Christ, he too began to practice his personal biblical world-view. As Russ Lee wrote and sang, "I'm Gonna Live What I Believe."
It is what I attempted to put in print in my first book, The Building of a Spiritual Resume; it all begins with coming to know Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior.
The Apostle Paul really lived to be missed, and I desire to do the same.
I. THE TRUTH HE EMBRACED. Acts 11:20-22
His world-view was based on the Bible. Saul was convinced that the God Who spoke to him on the Damascus Road was the God of the Bible. He literally met the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
Josh McDowell wrote, "75% of all kids coming to Christ today are not coming to Jesus because He's the Way, the Truth, and the Life, they are coming to Christ because He is the best thing that's come along so far, that they've filtered through their experience. And as soon as something better to them comes along, they're gone."
If there is no Creator God, then there is no eternal truth and all you have left is man. If there is ...
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