This blog will consist of roughly 95% posts on specific chapters of the Bible, posted every other day including Sundays and holidays. The other 5% will be cross-posts here and at the 4Simpsons Blog on the following topics:
- How the Bible was put together
- The reliability of the Bible: Can we trust it?
- Tips on reading the Bible
These posts will appear on days in between the Bible Study posts.
Some of you may already be convinced of the reliability of the Bible and are just here for the study, which is great. And I do believe the Word of God has the power to stand on its own. Many people have been converted to a saving faith in Jesus just by reading the Bible itself.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living 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.
A good figure of speech I heard related to this compared the Bible to a caged lion. How can the caged lion best defend itself? By being let out of the cage! The same is true with the Bible. Just turn it loose.
Yet I didn’t become a believer until I had worked through a lot of tough questions about why this book was something I could rely upon to tell me the truth about God and life. It can really strengthen your faith to have a better understanding of how the Bible was put together and why we can trust it.
Having said that, if your time is limited and you have to make a choice between reading something I or someone else wrote versus reading the Bible, always pick the Bible.