Friday, October 8, 2010

Seminary word of the week #2


a) Word used by a junior high youth leader when asking for testimonies from the group: "Dude, anybody up for a testimonium?"

b) A word of Christian testimony that includes the use of a musical instrument, preferably a harmonica.

c)  The internal testimony of the Spirit to confirm within us the reliability of the Scripture, giving us certainty that the Bible is the Word of God. 

Note: if this were a quiz and you didn't guess "c," you would be hopelessly wrong.

So what do you think about the concept of testimonium? Have you personally experienced it?


  1. Yup, I believe that is exactly what I experienced at my very first Wednesday evening Bible study at my home church in Dayton, OH. Yes, I was raised as a Roman Catholic though the church was completely dead and filled with hypocrites so how could that be God's church...I left denying any truth existed in the Bible and God didn't exist as well--this at age 12. At the age of 27, I learned of something new--Bible Study. I was intrigued. I also became a believer a year later. I was discipled by an awesome woman for 2 1/2 years.