I just want to start this note off with a few questions about the Bible.
Do you believe the Bible is reliable? Why or why not?
How many times have you heard someone say it’s just a book written by men?
As Christians, how important is the Bible anyway?
Is some of the Bible true and the rest fiction?
Is the Bible a mystery?
Have you always believed in the Bible, not believed, or not sure?
If you believe some of it is true, what if the good parts you like are not true?
Clark H. Pinnock was a Christian theologian, apologist and author. He was Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology at McMaster Divinity College. He wrote the following about the reliability of the Bible;
“There exists no document from the ancient world witnessed by so excellent a set of textual and historical testimonies, and offering so superb an array of historical data on which an intelligent decision may be made.”
Our LEAP (Listen Engage Apply Produce) Verse this week is ….
All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.17 God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
So … The reliability of the Holy Scriptures is so important. Our salvation and our spiritual growth rely on our hearing and living out the true Word of God.
If you want more confidence in your faith, then don’t just say it, live it.
I hope to see you at LCC on Sunday and bring a friend.
We are having new guests every week. This will be a great message for all of us … and Bring a friend.