The Bible Is True // Immovable, Part 1 [Devo]

The Bible Is True

Immovable, Part 1
Has anyone ever asked you why you believe in the Bible? Why would you believe in something that was written thousands of years ago? How does the Bible pertain to us today?

Since I grew up in Morgantown, I decided to attend West Virginia University after graduating from Morgantown High School. I attended Campus Crusade for Christ and continued building my faith throughout college. One day while attending a history class at WVU, I remember one of my professors making fun of the Bible and the story of Adam and Eve, saying how these events could never have happened. I knew that the Bible was true, but I wasn’t brave enough to say anything. After that event, I have regretted not standing up more for my faith. What if something that I said that day could have planted a seed in the professor’s heart or reached someone else in the class?

This week, Pastor Tim discussed the importance of the Bible in today’s society. Without the laws and guidance of the Bible, people do what is right in their own eyes. People sometimes don’t believe in God or the Bible because it was written long ago, and they don’t think that it applies to their lives anymore.

I also think that sometimes, people don’t look to the Bible for guidance because they don’t want to change the way they are living. They are happy with their lives and don’t feel that they need God to guide them, since they are doing well on their own.

So how do we know that the Bible is the inspired Word of God? Pastor Tim mentioned five reasons why we can believe the Bible is true:
 
  1. Fulfilled prophecies 
  2. Internal consistencies 
  3. Jesus believed it
  4. The supernatural nature of the Bible 
  5. The Bible changes lives

All of these are valid points. And the fact that it was written by about 40 different authors, over roughly 1,600 years, is amazing!

What other book can you read, besides the Bible, where people's lives are changed? Hebrews 4:12 says:
“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”

When a person decides to fully follow God, their life changes.

The Bible is “alive and active.” You can witness the truth in that statement by participating in one of the baptism services at The Ridge and hearing the stories of how people’s lives have been transformed. When people decide to fully follow God, their lives change in many ways: relationships are restored, they are healed from sickness and addictions, they have more joy and peace, and they begin to find a purpose in their lives.

How will you respond the next time someone tries to say that the Bible is not true? Will you stay quiet like I did back in college? Or will you be brave enough to say that the Bible is true, and share how having a relationship with God has transformed your life?
Author: Katie Lemley, Ministry Team Administrative Coordinator
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