As an alumnus of THE San Diego State University, I keep tabs as best I can on their athletic programs from North Carolina. It caught my attention that Adam Muema would be in the NFL combine. I did not get to see him play much (if at all) before moving from San Diego, but his dominance in the bowl game this year gave me hope of another Aztec in the pros.
Instead, the nation was treated to headlines about how God told told Muema he would play for the Seattle Seahawks if he left the combine early. He then disappeared for three days until reappearing today having spent the time in the Ft. Lauderdale airport. Muema was still in the uniform he wore in the combine.
Muema has been open about his Christian faith, but it is hard to call this a good demonstration of the Gospel working in someone’s life. Comments on some news articles have suggested a mental illness may be involved, and I would not rule it out. However, Muema had to have heard preaching in support of direct, special revelation from God from somewhere first.
I hope he can receive some solid, biblical counseling from an older believer, and that Adam Muema will find himself in a Sola Scriptura affirming church.
God has revealed Himself in His Word, and Jesus states that whoever has seen Jesus has seen the Father (John 14:8-9). In the opening to Hebrews, the author makes it explicitly clear that Jesus is the climax of revelation from God to which all Scripture attests.
It is imperative for preachers in pulpits to preach the supremacy of Jesus Christ in the life life of Christians, and the sufficiency of the revelation revealed in Scripture for all of faith and life. All special revelation given in Scripture is binding on ALL Christians, coming from the very mouth of God. With the death of the apostles, such revelation has now ceased and is fully contained within Scripture. The Holy Spirit works in the faithful to enlighten believers to the truth contained within.
May our pulpits overflow with the fresh, pure water through the clear proclamation of Scripture by ministers to the church. As Paul declared, faith comes by hearing and hearing through the Word of Christ.