The Bible is a very special book written in time but eternal in nature. It is never out of date and absolutely relevant for the day and age we are living in … in fact, it couldn’t be more so!
Unfortunately, the general attitude in the post-modern, post-Christian society is that folk tend to ignore authority other than their own. The idea of having some other Authority to be recognized or to submit to does not gel well with modern society.
However, it is one of the most amazing experiences to get to know this God of the Bible, through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. I’ve experienced it and therefore I know what I’m talking about.
We need to have some idea of what type of book the Bible is. It is not a scientific text-book. Nor is it a philosophical work designed to describe or prove the existence of God. The Bible is “a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path” (Psalm 119:105). And before you decide you’re not in need of guidance and authority, just take a few minutes more to read on ….
The Bible is in fact the account of God’s action in the world and His purpose with all creation. The amazing bit is that the Bible was written over a number of centuries and is the work of over forty human authors. But God-inspired authors! It is a collection of 66 books with many different styles all containing the message God desires us to have. It is written in various forms such as narratives, dialogues, proverbs, parables, songs, allegories, history and prophecy.
Along with the tremendous diversity there is also a remarkable unity.
In addition the Bible, God’s infallible Word (yes, infallible) provides … a refuge in trouble. People experiencing pain and suffering or going through difficult experiences such as being in prison, mourning, divorce, redundancies, bankruptcies, etc. tell how they found strength and new hope when turning to the Bible in their desperate hours of need. insight as to who we are. We are here for a reason. Knowing God through Jesus Christ, gives us a purpose and a destiny.
Above all, the Bible makes it very clear that the only way to God is through the Lord Jesus Christ.
For further investigation to see if it all stacks up, why not read it for yourself. Remember, there are no contradictions in the Bible. What it says works. Many of the Old Testament prophecies have already been fulfilled in the New Testament. There is factual archeological support for so many activities, sites and occurrences. The Bible has survived and will continue to survive opposition. There are millions of folk who have proved the Bible to be True and Reliable. I’m one of them, how about you?