People love to attack the authenticity and authority of the Bible, because the truth revealed in it attacks the evil flesh of every single human being that reads it. But the fact of the matter is, the Scriptures are the only legitimate source in this world that claim to have divine authority. Well, the only source that hasn’t been blatantly proven wrong. Any logical thought given toward other alleged “holy books/writings” like the Quran or Book of Mormon results in the obvious assessment that their attempts to explain reality are contradictory and ludicrous. The Bible makes sense of creation, existence, joy, pain, sickness, death, etc. Yet, so much of the world wants to reject it entirely and instead imagine/invent their own theories to make sense of reality. Why would you trust the thoughts/words of another fallible human being in regard to your life and eternity? (Yes, I know many say “well, the bible is written by man”. The bible was penned by man, but inspired by the Spirit of God. Just read it and look at the evidence of fulfilled prophecy. The evidence doesn’t lie. Unless man has gained the ability to know and control future events 100′s of years in advance, the bible was not “written” by man. Research it yourself.)
Not only have the Scriptures given witness (by fulfilled prophecy/preservation) to their own authority, but Jesus Christ came into the world 2,000 years ago affirming the truth of the inspired books by boldly proclaiming that they spoke of Him. “You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me”- John 5:39. And He bore witness to His authority by signs and miracles and His resurrection from death. If you don’t believe that, then why did He gain such an enormous following in such a short time of ministry? Why are we still talking about Him 2,000 years later? Why have people literally given their lives (beheaded, crucified upside down, burned at the stake, torn apart by lions, etc) instead of just denouncing His name? And if He didnt’ raise from the dead, don’ t you think that the day all this “Christianity” started, that the Jews/Romans would have put His dead body on display somewhere to refute all the claims of His resurrection? Use the mind God gave you to process this evidence logically. The evidence speaks for itself.
No, we can not see God and we can not see Christ right now, but does the sight of our eyes determine what is real? Is reality limited to your retina?If a blind person told you that you were not real because they could not see you, that does not mean you do not exist. With confidence, you would assure them through your words that you are in fact real and exist. In the same way, God, whom we can not see, is with confidence and authority speaking to this spiritually blind human race through His Word.
If the bible is true (which it is) and Jesus was God in the flesh (which He was), then that has major implications for every single human being in the earth. Because according to the truth revealed to us through Scripture/Christ, we are all dead in our sins. We are all evil (By the way, stop comparing yourself to other people, and examine your life against the Scriptures and a Holy God. You aren’t “good”). There is nothing that we can do in and of ourselves in order to escape the condemnation that we justly deserve for rejecting the truth of God and pursuing our own desires rather than worshipping the God who gave us the breath of life in the first place. Our only hope is that God apply the blood of Jesus Christ to our lives and impute His righteousness to us. We are helpless. We are vulnerable. There is no other avenue of escape than through Jesus.
The prince of this world (Satan) as more authority and influence in this world than we tend to give him credit for. Stop thinking of him as the culture has portrayed him (with horns and a tail), and view him realistically through the light of Scripture. He is more powerful, intelligent and devious than any human to ever walk the earth. He is the father of lies, diluting and perverting the truth of God and speaking lies through the mouths of secular philosophers, false religious leaders… and even many professing Christians. Remember that there is a very real spiritual realm that we are visually ignorant to where the powers that God expelled out of Heaven are fervently working against humanity. They don’t want us to come into the knowledge of the truth and worship the God who they so passionately hate.
Truth isn’t relative and it isn’t subject to our feelings, opinions or philosophies. We are subject to the truth in the Word of God. Every word of it.
Don’t fall for the lies.
“See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.”- Colossians 2:8.