From: Iain Strachan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jun 17 2003 - 17:02:08 EDT
> But most people surely come to Jesus through the Bible (this may be
> i.e. it may be a trust of other people who talk to them about the Bible,
> likely will tell them that the Bible is reliable) - even though their
> understanding will be very incomplete. I have heard that there are
> particularly in the Muslim world, where some are reported to have come to
> Christ as a result of direct revelation, in a dream or a vision or
> But as a generality I think my statement would hold.
Actually, I'd have probably to side with Michael on this one. As a teenager
I'd read the bible keenly because I thought it was good for me; but the
conviction in my heart that it was true was by spending a house-party
weekend with others (the "Crusaders" organization), and the repeated message
that I had to ask him into my life as a personal saviour. I didn't get the
"personal relationship" bit from reading the Bible; I got it from seeing the
difference it made in other peoples' lives.
I also think the action of the Holy Spirit has a lot to do with it.
But that's just my experience; I do know of other people who get converted
just by reading the Bible.
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