My speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
— 1 Corinthians 2:4-5
There are many arguments for the Christian faith, for the Bible, for the existence of God, and for the resurrection of Christ. And I am very thankful that I am not afraid to talk to anybody or debate anybody on these matters, because I know that the truth is God’s and that God is truth. The truth is on our side, which makes it far easier to win a debate.
In every debate I have ever seen between a Christian and an unbeliever, the Christian has won because truth is on our side. Wonder of wonders, when that Logic was incarnated in human form, it was Love.
The truth of Christ stands—but not because the messengers are eloquent and wise. The Truth is eternal and strong, in spite of the messenger. We do not win debates because we are better debaters. We win because we have the Truth.
At times, it might seem that we fail by human standards, but God incarnate—Truth with a capital T—is Jesus Christ. He is the Logos that came into the world and even though we are weak and stammering, the message is true, eternal, and mighty.
Question to ponder:
Can you think of a time when your words felt completely inadequate, but God used them anyway?