Imagine one day you’re at work and you sit down by yourself for lunch. You open your Bible and begin to read.
After a few minutes a friend walks up, sits down at your table and asks, “What are you reading?” You answer, “The Bible.” Your friend replies, “The Bible? I don’t get it.” You respond, “What don’t you get?” Your friend says with confusion, “Well, I mean, what is the Bible anyway?
How you answer that question says a lot about what you believe about the Bible and why it’s important to your life. What would you say? After all, ask 100 people the question, “What is the Bible?” You’ll get a variety of answers.
Some might say it’s a book of stories people made up to try to explain things. Or, it’s a good book that helps people. Or, it’s a religious book that tries to control people. Others, might say it’s the inspired Word of God that leads us to everlasting life.
Clearly people view the Bible differently. It’s not without controversy. Some respect it, others reject it.
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Can a book filled with ancient stories about shepherds and sheep, wars, family struggles, and man’s relationship to an invisible God truly be relevant today? In today’s modern, fast-paced world what can we learn from a book that was completed 1,900 years ago? If human history shows us anything, it’s that people tend to have the same issues and problems today as they did hundreds and even thousands of years ago. And, given the Bible helps us understand the relationship between God and people, and our interpersonal relationships, perhaps this book is relevant after all! Let’s address the question of the relevance of the Bible head on, and decide once and for all if this book can make a difference in our lives.