Knowing Christ Today – Notes from talk by Dallas Willard Part I
Dallas shared some rich thoughts to those of us who were at the pre-conference part of our Ecclesia National Gathering today. Many of these thoughts can be found in his recent book – Knowing Christ Today: Why We Can Trust Spiritual Knowledge. Here are some notes from the talk.
The person who speaks for Christ must be one who has knowledge, not just faith
The Bible is fundamentally a book of knowledge
Knowledge gives you the right and responsibility
-to direct action
-to formulate and supervise policy, and
Four Big Questions in Life
- What is reality? What is real?
- Who is well off? Who has it made?
- Who is a really good person?
- How does one become a good person?
Secular knowledge has no answer to these fundamental questions. Of course, Jesus does, and we will see what Dallas says about this in Part II.