Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

It's Your LIfe

"You talk about blind faith and reason but how do you reason that the Bible is the Word of God. The books that we consider to form the Bible today were decided on in 397 A.D., almost four hundred years after Jesus...Do we really have to accept the Bible with such blind faith? I, myself, am a Christian and have no interest in abandoning my beliefs over a few unanswered questions but can you give insight into them?"

Let me give you one of my dumb analogies. Someone gives you a high-tech device that you don't know how to use. They also give you an instruction book. How do you know that it is the right book for the device? I’m sure you know the answer. Simply do what the book says, and if the device works, common sense will tell you that it’s the correct book.

You are the product, and the Bible is the Instruction Book. How do you know it is the Instruction Book for humanity? Simply, do what it says. It says that if you truly repent (confess and forsake your sins) and trust alone in Jesus Christ, the "eyes of your understanding will be enlightened." You will be radically born again, and come to know and love God. The "product" will work as it should. When that happens, the Bible will supernaturally come alive to you. Without the new birth (see John 3:3-5), it will be a dull and dry bronze-age history-book.

God gave His Word to humanity--as "a lamp to their path and a light to their feet." If you want guidance through this dark world, then love, trust, and read the Bible daily. If you want to stay in darkness, don't love it, don't trust it, and don't read it. It's your life. What you do with it is up to you.

I have been reading the Scriptures every day, without failure, for nearly 40 years, and I have never found a mistake in the Word of God. The mistakes that people think they find are their own mistakes.

So it doesn't concern me as to why or how the New Testament historically came together. It has proven itself to be God's Word. He inspired it, He has preserved it, and it's supernaturally axiomatic. But if the Bible was banned and completely removed from the earth, it would have no bearing on my salvation at all, because the Bible is just the Instruction Book. It instructs on how to find everlasting life. That life is alone in Jesus Christ...and nothing can separate me from Him. Not even death.