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Is the Bible Relevant? #1

I have always found it interesting that over 80% want to go to heaven but only about 60% or less believe the Bible is relevant. Even fewer people read the Bible once a year or less. Yet the Bible is the pathway to heaven (Psalm 119:105), but people believe it is irrelevant for a variety of reasons.

First, they say it is old and out of date. Human nature does not change. The main components of life are eating (Genesis 2:9), work (Genesis 2:15), and love (Genesis 2:18-24); the Bible addresses them from the beginning.

Second, they say it does not address modern concerns. Upon first inspection, the Corinthians and the Jews could not have been more different, but God encouraged them to look backward in time as an example (1 Corinthians 10:1-2). This means that the Bible does not lose its relevancy.

Third, unbelievers reject the supernatural. Voltaire predicted the demise of the Bible, but the hammer broke and the Bible stayed! Furthermore, the Bible is the best-documented book in the world, having the test of critical analysis for 2,000 years.

Fourth, the Bible is pushed aside by other interests. One heavy interest of most people is the riches of this life (Luke 18:24-25). In Jesus’ parable of the sower, it choked the word and made it unprofitable (Matthew 13:22). To some, “unprofitable” means “irrelevant.”

Is the Bible relevant to you? In the next article, we will discuss some times when the Bible will be relevant to you and your family. Because of this, you need to allow the Lord to reign in your life and follow the precepts of the Bible.

Kyle Campbell

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