As a lover of science and logic, I think very rationally. As a Christian, I have a love and need for the Word of God. The Bible has countless astonishing stories that practically all non-believers and even some Christians find difficult to believe. Pure skepticism is natural, but when you just outright reject the Bible without really searching for the evidence which is present everywhere, it separates you from the Almighty. Today’s post is about the moral and historical inerrancy of the Bible and why what we can’t prove 100% falls in line with the need for faith.
Some may accept historical aspects alone, but that is essentially the same as not believing any of the Word. The parting of the Red Sea, crumbling of Jericho’s walls due to sound, a worldwide flood, Jesus walking on water, and creation in six days are some examples that come to mind that people find hard to believe. Scientific discoveries have produced evidence to support many of these claims made in the Bible. Fish and whale fossils “somehow” are on the tops of mountain ranges and Egyptian chariot wheels “somehow” are at the bottom of the Red sea. Atheists and evolutionists will disregard these findings as meaningless though. They will instead focus on taking many verses out of context to prove that the Bible actually is not the inerrant moral authority that it claims to be. Some passages about women and unborn children of pagan people being killed, polygamy of many Old Testament figures, and others are spun into a narrative that the Lord somehow is not consistent. To those that seek to push false narratives and support evolution among other things I cite this:
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12: and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.
It is imperative that we all embrace the truth of the Bible. Instead of focusing on the ways people seek to disprove, I want to present the evidence starting with the creation itself. It is marvelous and beyond complex in terms of what we can even fathom. However, many continue to play it off as the accidental by-product of time plus matter plus chance. With that said I cite this:
Romans 1:20: For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
As wonderful as this evidence is, it is not primary. The primary source of evidence to prove the Bible is the effect it has on Christians. We are reflections of Jesus Christ and the Father. Think of the many people that truly give their lives to Jesus and how they are dramatically different. It is not instantaneous but over time these people become more successful in every aspect of their lives if they follow the teachings of the Bible. Take for example King Solomon, the wisest man to ever live, wrote the book of Proverbs. I can say with 100% certainty that if you follow even just a few of his proverbs, that your life will change in a major way for the better. The teachings of the Bible always lead to blessings and will never lead anyone astray. Take for example the fact that Christianity started with Jesus and twelve disciples. If they were teaching false things, then it wouldn’t have become the number one religion in the world. Add to that fact that there are many historical accounts that prove Jesus and the disciples were real people and that Jesus body at the very least did go missing from the tomb. We obviously know he was resurrected, but just in terms of their point of view. Now for things such as verses describing that Jesus walked on water I say this, If all of the teachings are true, historical accounts and scientific discoveries support Scripture, and you can see the divine love in Christians then you can put your faith in verses that cannot necessarily be proven. Faith is what puts everything together. Most importantly concerning salvation to heaven, we can only rely on faith in Jesus for that. There is no proof obviously.
As the popular verse goes, Seek Me and you shall Find Me, seek the answers that can be found and couple that with your faith for what as humans are not capable of proving or knowing. Especially for your faith in Jesus Christ. Finally I’ll end with this verse describing the inerrancy of the Word:
2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.