Not only are the statements unbiblical; some of them teach the opposite of what the Bible teaches.
Thus, the under-shepherds of the church should be those people whose satisfaction in God is so contagious that they naturally draw others into that enjoyment of God through teaching and preaching and ministry and care. Hadn't I wondered why in the world others were so passionate about missions?
The material presented here is based, in large part, on a paper presented to the church in 1987 by Pastor John Piper. Had any of the folks with whom I had shared Christ really been born again?
God's supreme worth is magnified manifoldly when our deep and lasting joy is in him. Wasn't I a sinner who had merely dabbled in theology? ) Hadn't I struggled through spiritually barren seasons of life?
Our ongoing aim as a people is to exalt Christ, to cherish Christ, to love Christ, to honor Christ, and to desire Christ above all else, thereby ensuring that God's great glory and the most exquisite pleasure of his people are inextricably intertwined. Didn't I wrangle and wrestle for countless hours to memorize just a couple of verses of Scripture?
is part of the appendix of the gospel and should not be assumed to have come from the same hand as that responsible for the body of the gospel.
Neither of these passages, therefore, persuades many Johannine scholars that the author claims eyewitness status.
Orthodox Christianity teaches that the Bible was inspired and authored by the Holy Spirit of God using human instruments.
And many Christians believe that—in its original languages of Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic—it is without error and fault.
In his ninth century Chronicle in the codex Coislinianus, George Hartolos says, "[John] was worth of martyrdom." Hamartolos proceeds to quote Papias to the effect that, "he [John] was killed by the Jews." In the de Boor fragment of an epitome of the fifth century Chronicle of Philip of Side, the author quotes Papias: Papias in the second book says that John the divine and James his brother were killed by Jews. 369-370): "That Papias source of information is simply an inference from Mark -40 or its parallel, Matt. None the less, this Marcan passage itself affords solid ground.