An intriguing set of choices in today’s polling. A Protestant favorite from the New Testament letter with an unidentified author:
Indeed, the word of God is living and effective, sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating even between soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.
One of the longer single verses in the Bible, but still a powerful summary of what believers expect when they seriously engage God through his Word. What did those “Hebrews” think when they first heard this?
Moses gives the Israelites a similarly powerful challenge toward the end of the Torah, in Deuteronomy. It has become a favorite of the pro-life movement. And why not?
I call heaven and earth today to witness against you: I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live.
And we have the Lord’s affirmation of Peter, according to Matthew:
And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the agates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.
I found this highly rated on Protestant web sites, so clearly, this apostolic endorsement means more than just the present-day ministry of Peter’s successor. It speaks of a Christian confidence that nothing shall ever supercede the faith.