23, June 2021

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Answering the big questions (3)

‘All Scripture is given by inspiration of God.’ 2 Timothy 3:16 NKJV

How can we trust the Bible when human beings wrote it? Answer: Do you write the letter or does the pen? The pen is merely the instrument you use. In the same way, God used men as instruments to write His ‘letter’ to humanity.

That’s why Sir Isaac Newton said, ‘I find more sure marks of authenticity in the Bible, than in any profane history whatsoever.’

That’s why Billy Graham said of Scripture: ‘If I didn’t believe that the Bible and the Gospel of Jesus Christ held the answer to this world’s baffling problems, I would go back to the farm and the rural life that I love and spend my days in peaceful solitude.’

There’s a reason why Abraham Lincoln said, ‘I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man.’

Josh McDowell, a Christian apologist says: ‘Here’s the picture: 1,500 years, 60 generations, 40 authors, different walks of life, different places, different times, different moods, different continents, three languages, writing on hundreds of controversial subjects. Yet when they are brought together there is absolute harmony from beginning to end… There is no other book in history to even compare to the uniqueness of this continuity.’

You can trust your Bible. Its prophecies have been fulfilled, its promises have been time-tested, and its principles for living really work. Do you know why the Bible was written? John gives us the answer: ‘These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life.’ (1 John 5:13 NKJV)

SoulFood: Jer 7–9, Luke 2:8–20, Ps 8, Pr 14:9–12

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright © 2021

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