For generations, antagonists of God and theologians have claimed that God is not real, and the Bible has no relevance today.
A former mega church pastor once said, “if the church follows the instructions from the Bible… it will become irrelevant.”1
It’s clear that many have disregarded the Bible and it’s truths. To support today’s religious and cultural practices requires a complete disregard of God’s truth and a tearing down of His word.
While it is true that the Old Law of Moses has been taken out of the way, nailing it to his cross, (Col 2:14), it still has much to teach us and along with the New Testament, is very much relevant to people today.
“For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.” (Romans 15:4)
Here are 5 reasons the BIBLE is still relevant to us today.
the BIBLE is relevant today because… because of the lessons we glean from the BIOGRAPHIES of its heroes as well as from its antagonists. Bios gives us insight into how people lived their lived, how they felt about the people around them, and how they responded to God. Bios can help us answer some of the same questions we face today. Bios show us how people handled crisis, successes, and show us that people aren’t much different today from those in the past.
1 Corinthians 10:6 KJV
Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
Read the BIBLE to learn life lessons from the Biographical Examples.
the BIBLE is relevant today because… It contains INSPIRED Wisdom.
One of the reasons we know it’s INSPIRED of God is it revealed scientific knowledge about the world long before human discovery and before technology could discover it.
A path for lightening…
Job 28:26 KJV
When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder:
Psalm 8:8 KJV
The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.
Many other scientific observations have been confirmed in biblical passages, including Leviticus 17:11; Ecclesiastes 1:6-7; Job 36:27-29.
Since these things be so, we can trust the Bible for its INSPIRED Wisdom on how to live in this life and how to live to gain the next.
2 Peter 1:3-4 KJV
According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:  Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
Read the BIBLE to learn life lessons from INSPIRED Wisdom.
the BIBLE is relevant today because… It contains insight into human BEHAVIOR.
Do you ever wonder why people act, & react in certain ways? Much of the bible contains insight into BEHAVIOR through the stories. You’ll see stories of envy, jealousy, anger, kindness, love, and every other kind of emotion. Today’s humans aren’t much different, except for the technology.
The Proverbs is wisdom that includes insight into BEHAVIOR, both about others and ourselves; for example;
The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.
Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats: 7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.
Read the BIBLE to learn life lessons about human BEHAVIOR.
(to be continued)
Let’s read the bible through in 2023
Here’s a link to some printable Bible reading Bookmarks.
If you live in the Borger area and would like to study the bible better, we invite you to one of our services with the church of Christ on Franklin and Juniper.
1 Rob Bell, https://www.charismanews.com/opinion/in-the-line-of-fire/48383-rob-bell-trashes-the-bible-on-oprah, Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday, 2015