The Bible – Simply irrelevant or utterly irreplaceable?

 

It is widely claimed that the Bible is not relevant to modern life, so is it reasonable to believe it? Recently-appointed Elim national evangelist Mark Greenwood explores this important question…

For many years the most common objection to the Bible was that it had been changed. Currently, the more common objection is that it hasn’t changed! The Bible is often seen as outdated and irrelevant, so trying to convince people that the Bible is God’s Word for humanity is a big step. It is for this reason, I believe, the best approach is an apologetic on why it’s worth a read. I have confidence in the power of the Bible… we just need to get people reading it. I know many who have come to faith by doing so. So I use the following as a starter: It agrees with science There is a misconception that the Bible and science are opposites, the implication being that the Bible disagrees so it’s wrong. This is flawed logic as science commonly disagrees with science, so which bit do we believe? It’s also factually incorrect. Some of the greatest scientists have been Christians: Newton, Boyle, Faraday, Pasteur, Keplin, Copernicus and Galileo, to name a few. It’s also worth noting that the Bible references many things thousands of years before science ‘discovered’ them.

Read the full article in Direction Magazine

 

‘The Bible references many things thousands of years before scientists discovered them’

‘It’s worth noting that the gospels were written within the lifetime of Jesus’ first followers and were their eyewitness accounts’

‘There will always be those who try to destroy it but might I suggest that the Bible will live on having an impact when others will be a faded memory at best?’

This article is from the February 2017 issue of Direction Magazine. Order your copy today…

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