Glenorie Mis­sion Church

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - News -

Is the Bi­ble rel­e­vant to­day? Isn't it just an old book about things ir­rel­e­vant to a mod­ern in­tel­lec­tual, sci­ence-based so­ci­ety? Can there be any truth in a book of re­li­gion? Isn't re­li­gion it­self just made up by mankind to try and ex­plain things they didn't un­der­stand or per­haps to make them feel good? Af­ter all, in this post mod­ern world we know so much more about na­ture and the uni­verse around us to ex­plain our ex­is­tence.

Do we re­ally need to man­u­fac­ture a supreme be­ing or power and call it God to ex­plain how we came to be and give our lives any pur­pose or mean­ing?

The Bi­ble it­self claims to be true and rel­e­vant to all of us now and into the fu­ture (2 Tim.3:16, Rev. 21:5, Mark 13:31, John 17:17) so if any part of the Bi­ble can be re­futed then how can we trust the rest of it to be true and who should de­cide which part is right and which part is ir­rel­e­vant? To have any cred­i­bil­ity it must be true and fac­tual from be­gin­ning to end.

Thank­fully we have a per­son his­tor­i­cally ver­i­fied by eye­wit­nesses, both hos­tile and friendly, to au­then­ti­cate the au­thor­ity of the Bi­ble (Luke 24:27) show­ing us the char­ac­ter and per­son­al­ity of its primary au­thor and giv­ing us a rea­son for our ex­is­tence, a pur­pose for our lives and a hope for our fu­ture: Je­sus of Nazareth.

If it is true, it has mas­sive im­pli­ca­tions for all of us. If not, what is the al­ter­na­tive?

Com­pelling read­ing!

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