Faith Based Leaders

October 10, 2007 at 3:04 pm | Posted in Christianity | Leave a comment
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Noted Christian John Maxwell was invited to speak at the UN International Prayer Breakfast in New York City not long ago. A spokesperson for Maxwell’s non-profit group EQUIP said that “”People around the world wanted a faith-based leadership training, based on the Word of God, because they said it has a moral foundation. We find that fascinating in the day and age in which we live that even though they might not believe in the Bible, they still want the Bible’s values.”

While I think this is great, it did bring to mind one question…

Is this possible? Is it really possible to have faith-based leadership training if they don’t believe in the Bible? See, if you are going to please God, Hebrews 11:6 says you have to have faith. But it’s not just any faith, it is a faith based in Him and His Word as the absolute truth. If you want to train leaders according to God’s Word and you don’t believe in it, how well will that work? God’s Word isn’t just a static writing that you can glean principles from. It is the dynamic and constant truth of the One True God who has been there from the beginning. If you don’t believe in that God and you don’t believe that the Bible is the truth about everything known to man (and many things that are still unknown), how effective do you think the training will be? If God says one thing in His Word and it is something that is diametrically opposed to the beliefs that you hold, what choice will you make? Will you choose your beliefs or the truth?

You cannot separate the principles from the God who created them. If you are going to build a leadership training that is based on faith in the Word of God, then you need to have faith in the God who spoke that Word…

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