Why Trust the Bible

Consider this passage a moment:

Ps 12:6  The words of the LORD are pure words; As silver tried in a furnace on the earth, refined seven times.

Sometimes, I think that we run from criticism about our faith.  We don’t want to sound foolish, or we are afraid of ‘gotcha’ arguments.  We are afraid if we are questioned that we won’t have the answer.  Did you catch what God says – His word has been tested and refined.  God isn’t afraid of scrutiny.  His word has already passed the test.  Think about this – the Bible is one of the most tested and criticized books in history.  God does not seem to mind that.  He knows that His Word can stand the test.  Yes, there are tough questions that people ask.  Sometimes, the problem is a lack of knowledge about the Bible.  Sometimes people ask questions that the Bible doesn’t care to answer.  Sometimes, people ask questions knowing that the answer will make Christians uncomfortable. 


In all cases, God is not threatened.  His truth is secure.  Why aren’t we?  Maybe, just maybe, the question regarding the trustworthiness of the Bible shows more about us than it does about the Bible.  Perhaps our struggle is what questions will show about our faith and  our knowledge.  Let’s not be afraid of that.  This life is a journey.  We learn a little everyday.  Isn’t it time we trust that the Bible has the answers.  It may just be us humans that don’t.


Something to think about,

Pastor John

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