Over the last three years, I have found that many callers have tried to discredit the Bible. The majority who question the Bible’s accuracy are not open to truth.
In contemplating this topic, I estimate that 95 percent of our callers who question the Bible are actually trying to disprove it as God’s Word because they don’t want God. They do not like to retain God in their knowledge (Romans 1:28), so they are not open to instruction from any angle. About 5 percent of callers are convinced of the Bible’s accuracy by evidences because they are open to and searching for truth.
Callers who are diligently searching for God are not overly concerned about perceived inaccuracies in the Bible because somehow they know that God is faithful. The God of heaven, the Creator of the universe and mankind, the Giver of the moral code within us, the Author of the Holy Scriptures is not going “to pull one on them,” but will reward those who diligently seek Him. Somehow they know deep within them that the Judge of all the earth will do right (Genesis 18:25). This all-powerful, all-knowing, everywhere present, holy, just, loving, eternal God of heaven and earth is not limited to typed text on perishing paper. His light and His presence are all around us. Who can flee Him?
Those who point feeble fingers at the Bible and try to say God’s message is not contained therein need to pause a moment and feel the breath of God. If we had one original copy that Jesus Himself wrote with His own hand, there would still be scoffers who would walk after their own lusts. I believe that if a man can’t accept the proven Bible that we have, he would not believe if God wrote on the clouds or someone rose from the dead.
When people question the authenticity, accuracy, and authority of the Bible, I address the question briefly, and then speak of our need to be prepared to give account to God. Romans 1:20 says, For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse!
By Harold Troyer, billboard phone team member.
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