Tuesday, 4 June 2013

The rock solid Bible

This is the speech delivered by 14 year old Douglas Nichols for a speech tournament at Faith Academy in the Philippines.  He gave an impressive speech - both in message and in his delivery.  What a well spoken young man!  

Here is the transcript I wrote of his speech from the above video....

The rock solid Bible.
The reason most people don’t believe this book is not because it contradicts itself, but because it contradicts them. 
It’s not that they can’t believe it, it’s that they won’t.
Because in a world obsessed with equality, this book speaks with authority.
In a generation content with naturalistic explanations, this book affirms supernatural realities.
In a society stuck on relativity this book is full of absolutes. 
In a civilization captivated by sensuality, this book esteems purity.
In a culture infatuated with self-discovery and self-fulfillment, this book calls for self-denial and self-sacrifice.
In a time when we’re taught that all roads lead to heaven, this book says no one gets to heaven without Jesus.
This book tells the truth - the truth about life and death, heaven and hell, right and wrong, Saviour and sinners. Thousands of characters, hundreds of stories, but one unmistakably clear message: the redemption of fallen humanity, through Jesus Christ, for the glory of God.
The stories in this book might surprise you – a man kills his brother and a father his son; shepherds become kings and kings become criminals; the righteous are rebuked but prostitutes are forgiven; sinners live but the Saviour dies.
It’s not diplomatic, it’s not discreet.
It’s not irrelevant and it’s not incorrect.
It’s not trivial and it’s not hollow.
It is holy and righteous.
It is good and true.
It is powerful and pure.
It is sweeter than honey and finer than gold.
It’s a map that leads you through the great storm of life.
It’s a lamp that gives light amidst blinding darkness.
It’s a mirror who tells you who you really are.
It’s a sword that cuts deep into your guilty conscience.
It’s a hammer that breaks your heart to pieces.
And it’s the glue that puts it back together, better than before.  
The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul.
The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.
The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart.
The rock solid Bible.
Stand firm on its foundation.
Walk in its paths.
Tweet it. Share it. Blog it. Spread it.
Unshakeable, unwavering, rock solid truth.
The rock solid Bible.
Read the stories, study the teachings, share the blessings, believe the prophecies, quote the promises and apply the wisdom.
The rock solid Bible.
Make it your holy addiction.
Make it your sacred obsession.
Make it your sanctified passion.
The rock solid Bible.
Don’t twist its words.
Don’t neglect its strength.
Don’t presume it’s just words on a page for ancient people long dead.
Know the Word of God is living and active. Here and now.
And if you’re spiritually dead, it will bring you to life. 


LaughingLady said...

I love this.

Debbie Haughland Chan said...

I'm sharing the video on my FB timeline and copying the words you transcribed to my Evernote files. Thank you so much. It's awesome!


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