Thursday, July 29, 2010

proving the bible

Sometimes we get anxious about sharing our faith with people because we think we have to know everything about the Bible or that we have to prove that the Bible is true. The fact of the matter is, we don’t have to worry about that, because you really can’t prove that the Bible is true anyway!
You can’t prove that the Bible is true, but you can tell people the message of the Bible, and that can truly change their life. The life-changing message of God’s Law and Gospel in Jesus Christ is what people need to hear, so that is what we need to focus on.
We can’t logically reason some one into the faith, so we don’t need to start by trying to prove that the Bible is true. Think about it – we don’t believe in Jesus because we believe in the Bible. We believe in the Bible because we believe in Jesus! I’m not saved by my belief that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, I’m saved by my belief in Jesus!

So don’t start your outreach to someone by trying to prove the Bible – start by simply sharing the message of the Gospel that is found in the Bible.

“Let me tell you a story – a story about a people who were deeply flawed, and desperately in need of salvation, and a God who loved them and sent someone to save them.”

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