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September 13, 2007 / Daniel

Duane Litfin in grad chapel

Today Dr. Litfin, the president of Wheaton, spoke in grad chapel on the importance of the Scriptures in education.  Here are some of my notes.

  •  The goal is Christ-centered learning (i.e. the integration of faith and learning). 
  • Faith doesn’t make something true.   Biblical faith is simply taking God at His Word.
  • You can’t have faith without revelation. 
  • Why do we give Scripture such a prominent place?  Because it’s a part of our submission to the Lordship of Christ.

His text was Acts 1:1-11.  The gospel of Luke deals with what Jesus began to do and teach.  Acts deals with Jesus’ work through the apostles. 

Were we better off when Jesus was here?  Or now that He’s left and been exalted?  In John 16, Jesus said,

“Now I am going to him who sent me, yet none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ Because I have said these things, you are filled with grief. But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. “

How are we better off?

1.  The coming of the Holy Spirit.

2.  The witness of the apostles.   

The Holy Spirit is the source of the power of the apostles’ message. 

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