Jerry Smith

Calhoun Times - - FRONT PAGE -

ver­i­fy­ing the sto­ries in the Bible. Time and space re­stric­tions pro­hibit a dis­cus­sion of the many in­sin­u­a­tions against the Bible and its teach­ing. It is prac­ti­cal here that I en­cour­age each Chris­tian believer to search the Bible; to learn the Bible and to be­lieve the Bible. Re­mem­ber the Apos­tle Peter said “…be ready al­ways to give an an­swer to ev­ery man that as­keth you for a rea­son of the hope that is in you with meek­ness and fear.” ( I Pet. 3: 15)

In an­swer to the ar­gu­ments about fail­ure to find phys­i­cal ev­i­dence con­cern­ing some of the sto­ries in the Bible, it needs to be said that a true faith in God, Christ and the Bible needs no phys­i­cal ev­i­dence. I do not need a piece of the ark to be­lieve there was a great flood and the story the Bible tells about it. What we all need is a strong faith in the in­spired ac­counts re­vealed in the Bible. The last sen­tence de­mands a def­i­ni­tion: The Bible states “Now faith is the sub­stance of things hoped for, the ev­i­dence of things not seen.” ( He­brews 11: 1). We don’t have to see Je­sus walk­ing on this Earth to be­lieve He is and be­lieve all the Bible tells us about Him and His teach­ing. This cer­tainly in­cludes the res­ur­rec­tion from the grave.

Yes, it is true there are many un­be­liev­ers or dis­be­liev­ers in the world to­day. The re­li­gious lib­er­als are work­ing hard to de­stroy the strong faith so preva­lent in Amer­ica in the early years of our na­tion. We need to wake up: It is far later than you think. Soft­ball - The last word: Soft­ball as it re­lates to Cal­houn

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