Luke 16:31 (KJV) Something More than the Bible?

Luke 16:31 (KJV)
And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

We live in such a materialistic, flesh driven world that we believe people need something more than the Bible and faith to believe. We have therefore created any number of ways to “attract” people to the truth with something other than the truth.

Sometimes it’s excitement
Somebody gets all pumped up and tries to get others pumped up with them.

Sometimes it’s entertainment
Somebody focuses a so-called ministry on entertaining music and messages and then tries to sneak in a piece of truth here and there.

Sometimes it’s opulence
Someone presents himself as wealthy and successful and implies his followers can have the same if they only believe.

Sometimes it’s staged miracles
Someone claims to be able to do miraculous things like healing the sick pronouncing new prophecies or even raising the dead. The rich man in hell thought if someone was raised from the dead his family would believe.

Interestingly, Jesus did raise a man named Lazarus from the dead. Did people believe? No, the Pharisees sought to kill the resurrected Lazarus to prevent people from leaving Judaism.

Abraham told the rich man a truth we need to grab hold of; if they won’t believe the Bible they won’t believe at all.

 

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Luke 16:31 (KJV) Something More than the Bible?

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Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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