Recently in a discussion about books I mentioned I read my Bible daily. I was asked why and why I trusted what it said. This prompted these thoughts.
I believe that the Bible is Gods message to us today and it is just as relevant now, if not more, than when it was first written. I feel that through the Bible God tells me how to live my life, events to look out for in the world and how there is hope in this present time. So that is why I read my Bible.
How can I trust it you ask? Well. Let’s think about trust and things we trust in each day without thinking twice about it. When we sit down, we trust the chair. We trust that, when we breathe in and out the right amount of oxygen will be present to keep us alive. When we go to bed, we trust that the earth will continue its rotation so that morning will come. We have chosen to place trust in these things because of their past reliability.
At the end of the day it takes trust to believe God’s word is true and faith to believe what I do. These topics have been covered in more depth in the different blogs available on our website http://www.christadelphians.ns.ca. There is a blog section with many interesting topics and some videos to watch too. Recently i wrote one on Why do I believe in a God i cannot see. But I digress. Back to why I trust in the Bible.
To me the Bible contains many accurate, clear and direct predictions and the people making the predictions – the authors of each book – did not have any influence in making these predictions come true and those involved in fulfilling the predictions were and are not aware of the fact they they are doing so as our lives are guided by God as Bible prophecy unfolds.
One thing quite current is if you look in the old testament you have the law on cleanliness and lo and behold these protocols are now what we are following to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
I trust the Bible as I have seen history unfold that was predicted within its pages – the Jews returning to their land for example. The Second World War left the surviving remnant of Jews in central Europe as displaced people, most of whom wanted to go to their old homeland. The United Nations in 1947 agreed to the formation of Jewish and Arab states in Palestine however increasing Arab opposition to this immigration caused many problems. Eventually on May 14 1948, David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister, signed the scroll of the declaration of the State of Israel. The “Palestine Post” newspaper for the same day said the “State of Israel is born”. The Jews now had a homeland again after over 1800 years without one. The Bible was insistent that Jews would go back to their own land and its prediction was correct despite politicians having other ideas! This is just one of many Bible prophecies and i am sure we will look at more as time goes by.
Another reason to trust the Bible is of personal experiences that result from a personal relationship with God as my heavenly Father. My husband says that God has directed his own life in ways that would only include a God that cares. He has been through bad times and come out of those feeling far more blessed than he was before and knows through his experiences that God must love him and hence everybody that seeks a relationship with Him by obedience to Gods guidance. The supreme example of this is Jesus, who died for all our sins and rose again to eternal life. Through this we have access to the only hope of life there is – eternally in Gods kingdom. The Bible is God’s gift to us, showing us the way of life and that is why I trust it and read it every day.
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2 Timothy 3:16 – 17.
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, arid is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.”