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They claim that using the Bible to support the Bible is "circular reasoning" ( testing the validity of an idea by its own pronouncements). We must first remember in discussing the claims of the Bible with anyone, that the Bible is not a single, autonomous work.
Many times people will raise an objection to a Christian's belief in the Bible as being the infallible word of God.
But because of the Pharisees they would not openly acknowledge their faith for fear they would be put out of the synagogue; for they loved human praise more than praise from God.” Everyone who desires to be popular will have to choose many times between the approval of others and the approval of God.
God’s plan for us is often in conflict with the world’s plan for us (1 John ). But doing so means Jesus is not Lord of our lives; we are (Luke ).
He never shied away from the hard truths, even when it meant rejection (John ), threats (John –54), and, eventually, death (John ).
Jesus gives us a perfect example of the way He wants us to relate to others. We are here on assignment from our Heavenly Father (Acts 1:8; Matthew ).
Paul believes the Scriptures are "God-breathed"; that is they hold the same authority as if God were to come down and speak to you directly.
When we choose to allow God to define our value rather than other people, we free ourselves to follow everything Jesus calls us to do.
Galatians says, “Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.” According to this verse, we cannot consistently please both God and the world.
The desire for popularity is rooted in our old sinful nature.
Popular opinion changes like the breeze, and when we place too much importance on it, we are setting ourselves up for an endless string of disappointments.
As long as we pursue popularity as a means to happiness, we are flirting with idolatry.
False teachers are always popular with the “itching ears” crowd (2 Timothy 4:3).