The Bible is here and it is real. Its roots go back to the first century A.D. The Old Testament was completed prior to the intertestamental period at about 167 B.C. Its contents are so profound that man is left with a choice to either accept it or to reject it based on its substance. Who wrote it? Did Satan? Did Man? Satan would never write it if he could. Man would miss so many crucial inconvenient or inconceivable points; he is rejected as the author, in spite of critics who make that unfounded claim.
The Bible claims to be divinely inspired. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Samuel 23:2; Acts 1:16) For those who wonder – please read the book first before any real critique. If the fruit is good, the tree is fine. (Matthew 7:16-20) It needs to be tested and proven before it is rejected on any level. (Romans 12:1-2) Interestingly, the Bible is written as prophetically accurate. It is as accurate about the future, as historians are at recording the past. Some might even say the Bible is more accurate than historians! Having been written by, no less than 40 men over a period of 1500 years it has culminated in a harmonious work of divine completion. The statements of the Bible are scientifically accurate and yet it never purports itself to be a book on science. No proven science has ever proven the Biblical accounts inaccurate or incorrect. It begins with Genesis 1:1 where scientific questions are answered which still remain beyond the understanding of man. The Bible explains a universe of worlds. (Hebrews 1:1-3; 11:3) The Bible teaches about the arctic being an empty region or space. (Job 26:7) It also reveals the facts of gravity and the shape of our world. (Jon 26:7; Hebrews 1:1-3; Isaiah 40:22; Luke 17:30-36) Also, that all men are made of the same blood. (Acts 17:26; 1 Corinthians 15:45; Genesis 3:20) The Bible is far more about unity among men than any supposed divisions.
In a world where the facts of anything are arguable to men, only the Bible has eternal ramifications. It is true that we can argue about the viability of anything, just be sure that in the end, we accept the real facts for what they are, and don’t reject the truth because it is not what we want it to be. God has been loving enough to give us the truth; if we accept it then we do well. If we reject the Word because we find it unpalatable or inconvenient, then we throw our salvation away for momentary and weak reasons. Never be led by ignorance in a world where darkness and death reign.
Please look to the only resource we are given for life and abundance. (John 10:10) I am truly grateful for the hard work rendered by men of the past who have unflinchingly preached the soul saving Gospel of Jesus Christ. To dilute, or change it in any way, is to take away the redeeming effect of the one who sends the message. (Galatians 1:7-9; 2 Corinthians 11:3-4) Ministers and Christians in general, have a divine responsibility to preserve the message as it is given in scripture. May we all strive to preach the pure Gospel of salvation to a lost and dead world. If it is worth my Savior’s sacrifice, it is certainly worth my best effort and even my life.
If today you claim to be a Christian, then be the one the message declares. If you are seeking, then keep seeking. Be the one who longs to be with the One told of in the Bible. If you seek, you will find… (Matthew 7:7)