Tuesday, November 19, 2013


With incredible nonchalance the world brushes aside God, His Son, His Spirit, and profound Life.  This snubbing largely takes place behind the apron strings of pointing to the Bible's inconsistencies.  Thus, one is assumed to have reason to shelve this monstrosity as yet another lie from the Christian community.

The charge is made to justify one's unbelief.  Oddly, that conclusion is based upon an untrue premise.

Not so fast!

The Word is consistent.  It is alive.  It is believable.  That man in our weak ignorance cannot fathom its truths does not make the Bible the culprit of scam.  It makes our lack of intelligence suspect.

Context is everything.  We accept this rule in our routines; yet fail to recognize it in the Word of God.

For example, have you ever heard someone say regarding their tragedy, Well, we must keep moving forward?  Do you think that when this person has parked too close to a car in front and they hear the advice, Well, you need to back up so you can steer clear, that an argument would ensue because of inconsistency?

Of course not.  Context defines both commands.  There is no conflict.

Jesus said that unless we become like children, we will not enter the kingdom of heaven.  Yet, in I Corinthians 13:11 the apostle states that he did away with childish things.  Inconsistent?  Yes in word structure; but explainable in context.

Are there confusing things about the Bible?  Whole-hearted, Yes.  There are things confusing about banking but no one snubs money.  There are bewildering moments about transportation; yet no one stays within their house to avoid traffic confusion.

So why do we toss out the Bible when there was no baby or bath issue in the first place?

No, excusing study of God's Word due to assumed inconsistencies is more of a claim to laziness than intellect. That thin volume of a book containing 66 books within is alive.  It breathes life.  The one who mocks it is the same person who is struggling to make life click....always.

Christianity should not be booted out because of assumed discrepancies.  It should become even our greater Confidante as we slowly and steadily allow it to reveal itself to our hungry hearts.  We want to know what's true and God will satisfy such a desire.

I encourage you.  Open your Bibles.  If you are a beginner, you may want to start in one of the smaller New Testament books like Colossians or Philippians.  Look at Luke.

And then beware; while you are are studying the Word it will be studying you.

Be wowed!!

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