What if you couldn't start with the Bible as an authoritative voice in people's lives. What if you couldn't start your messages with, "Are you ready to dig into the Word today? Then turn with me to..."
Don't get me wrong: the Bible is authoritatively God's word, and I believe in its power to transform hearts and minds. I also believe that no scripture we utter will return void. But what if you couldn't even gain an audience around the Bible as a place to start communicating spiritual truths?
So begins the work of a missionary.
If the Bible has immediate application and adherance in people's lives, I'm probably not reaching the right people.
Hat tip: Thomas Conard