'Faith' is not believing something despite the facts - on the contrary - Biblical faith is a matter of believing the facts.
"It's not that Christianity has been tried and found wanting, it's that it's been tried and found difficult!" - G.K. Chesterton
October 3rd 2018
SOMETIMES WHEN YOU’RE LOST, IT’S BECAUSE YOU STARTED FROM THE WRONG PLACE!
I’m not sure which movie it was, but there was a scene when a car drove into a tiny country town and asked one of the old-timers for direction to an apparently nearby town. The old farmer said, “Well if I was going there, I wouldn’t start from here!” I was reminded of this movie scene because of what happened after I preached last Sunday night in Budapest Hungary.
I was introduced by the pastor of the church as someone who had written two books on how to understand the Book of Revelation. This surprised me, as I wasn’t there to speak on the Book of Revelation. After the service though, two young men came up to me and asked me to give them just a few minutes of my time. They asked, “Can you just give us an update on where we are at according to what the Bible says about end times”?
What ensued was an hour long conversation where I commenced by telling them that they had asked the wrong question. Our discussion included repairing the foundation of how they were reading the Bible. This involves distinguishing who particular parts of the Bible are written to, and who they are written for. This is especially important to do when reading the Book of Revelation. Our discussion led these two young men to see why they had asked the wrong question.
Our discussion led to another invitation this Friday night (October 5th 2018) to do a seminar on understanding the Book of Revelation at another church in Budapest. The next day, another two Hungarian pastors asked to meet with me. I met the first pastor in the morning and within two minutes he told me that he had never understood the Book of Revelation and could I please explain it to him. For the next two hours or so he received a private tutorial on how to best understand the Book of Revelation. And so can you… [MORE]
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