Is The Bible Really True?
Is the Bible really true? The issue is not so much whether the Bible is true, but whether or not we are willing to accept the implication of what it says. In simple terms, it is a lot easier to hide behind an intellectual smokescreen than recognize there are personal implications attached to what the Bible says.
First, the Bible doesn't mince words regarding what is moral or immoral, what is ethical or unethical. God gave Moses Ten Commandments, not ten suggestions. He said you have no right to another man's wife. You have no right to take another man's life. God says, don't lie; tell the truth. Don't steal, and neither have you any business lusting after what belongs to your neighbor. It says the family is the basis of society and civilization, that homosexuality is an offense to God, and that wrongdoing will be punished. The Bible tells us not only what not to do but what to do!
There is also the issue of accountability. "All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all" (Isaiah 53:6 NKJV). But the Bible also says there is a Shepherd who not only lovingly seeks the lost sheep, striving to bring him back to the fold, but ultimately becomes his judge if His love and mercy are spurned.
Friend, have you settled that question, "Is the Bible really true?" It's not a matter of intellectual curiosity; it's a matter of life and death. When you are convinced, you will far more readily follow its guidelines for living. As Jesus said, "Your Word is truth" (John 17:17).
The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever. ISAIAH 40:8