Second, while I may have studied the issue, and can articulate a coherent answer, my words, regardless of how coherent they may be, are not as powerful as the Word of God. It is much more effective for people to read what the Bible says about an issue for themselves.
Third (at least two reasons, right?), walking folks through this process models how one would find the answer for oneself through a simple topical Bible study.
To answer this one I suggested that we look at several passages of Scripture:
- 2 Corinthians 5:14 – 21
- 1 John 1:1 – 2:11 and 2:18 – 24
- 1 Peter 1:13 – 21
- Matthew 7:15 – 27