The Bible is not an easy book to read in its entirety, but I know I cannot pick choose what I want out of it.
I don’t have a relationship with God because I understand the Bible.
I understand the Bible because I have a relationship with God.
Is it the Inspired Word of God?
To approach it as less, would be to put my human reasoning above its truth.
My faith says my mind is limited but His is not.
Therefore, I trust the Bible to be true, and its Author to transcend my thinking.
Today, there are many leaving the Christian faith or finding its content unattractive. Therefore, the conclusion is to reason them back in through distancing the Christian FAITH from the Bible and its “exclusive” teachings. This is becoming a common theme even among prominent Christian leaders today.
Recently, a well-known Pastor uses a “slight of hand” by promoting a common Christian belief and simultaneously diminishes the Bible:
Reclaiming Irresistible – Andy Stanley
An insightful response to this teaching provides perspective:
Similarly, Francis Chan spoke of his similar concern for people leaving the Christian faith, and his response was not to have the non-believer change his beliefs but to have God’s Word change him:
This is my conclusion from recent Christian activity, but I hope you take the time to find your own conclusion to what the Bible is because this discussion is only increasing.
Latest, I will leave with the post-resurrection response of two followers of Jesus after being with Him:
They said to each other, “Didn’t our hearts burn within us as he talked with us on the road and explained the Scriptures to us?”
Luke 24:32 NLT