Friday, November 10, 2006

Beliefs about Jesus determine entire worldview, Akin says at Bible study conference

Beliefs about Jesus determine entire worldview, Akin says at Bible study conference
November 09, 2006
By David Roach

Believing and living out the truth of Jesus should be the central fixture of every Christian's life, Daniel Akin said Oct. 23 at a conference on the New Testament letters of John at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C., is the author of the 2007 January Bible Study curriculum on the letters of John published by LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Akin surveyed the content of the January Bible Study for conference attendees along with William Cook, professor of New Testament Interpretation at Southern.

Speaking from 2 John, Akin said believers must love the truth. Part of loving the truth is listening to people who are godly and mature in their faith and ignoring those who do not have a track record of godliness and righteousness, he said. Akin is the author of a commentary on the Epistles of John in the New American Commentary series published by Broadman & Holman.

"Those who are spiritually mature, godly men, who have lived the godly life over many years—do they have a right to a more significant voice than the neophyte convert? You better believe it. Where would you get the idea that the children would have the same right as the young men and as the fathers? No, give me the fathers," Akin said.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Danny Akin is a good individual and faithful Man of God.

I am excited about this years January Biblestudy on 1 John that Akin has done. I think the people in the church appreciate these Biblestudies, it is something different to look at and it serves as a good helpful outline for the teacher.