Why Bible?

So, we’re supposed to, suggested to study the 66 books of the Bible, Old and New Testaments. Why is that? If you’re like me, a bit of a rebel you may feel yourself tensing up at the suggestion.

“Who, me, why?!” Well for a lot of reasons, let me share. Firstly and foremost, the Holy Bible is the very Word of God (if you’re seeking apologetic defensense of this fact it is abounding: e.g. prophetic accuracy and validation for one). It is absolutely trustworthy in what it teaches, and as such is an entirely reliable guide for matters of life, faith, and Practice.

It explains the situation we’re in as humans, this broken-world, sin, it’s effects and outcome, and most amazingly what God Himself has done to provide reconciliation and freedom from the mess we’re in and have indeed made ourselves.

further, it is the sole standard by which we are to judge doctrine. In a world drowning in false-religious-experience resulting in a myriad of false beliefs and professions, the Holy Scripture stand as the proof for recognizing truth and falsehood. Yes indeed, as true believers in the Risen Lord Jesus Christ (being born-again in Christ Jesus having repented, fully trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ alone to save), we have the Holy Spirit within us, guiding, leading and molding us into the image of the Beloved Son Jesus Christ. However, as the Holy Spirit Himself inspired the Word of God, He will not “reveal new revelation” contrary to what has been once for all entrusted to the Saints regarding what God has already revealed in His Word. The holy Spirit reminds us of the Word: study-it-up!

We live in a time of obsession with mystical-religious-experiences. “Hey” I’m often asked, “did you experience anything from your suicide attempt?” Why yes, yes I did. No, no nothing secret, no, no “gnostic-knowledge” only available to those who come insanely close to utter-demise.

I realized/realize I’m a serious sinner, everything I’ve done and do is absolutely against a Holy and Absolutely Just God. I’m in serious trouble! I was headed full-steem barrel loaded and cocked to hell itself (pain, just punishment, separation from God for all eternity… forever!). Quite sobering indeed. The fear of the Lord indeed is the beginning of knowledge (Proverbs 1:7)

what am I to do, I thought?! Let’s see, a pervert, a drunk, a thief, a blasphemer, a glutton, lazy, idolatrous, oh, and a murderer. I’m not looking so hot! I can’t “outweigh the bad” with “good,” I have no good (as filthy rags Isaiah 64:6).

So for a time it was despair indeed, so I survived a suicide attempt to know I’m headed to hell? Wow!

Not so fast I say! The Lord Jesus Christ paid for every despicable act I’ve EVER done, has paid the price in full! In Him and Him alone I have forgiveness, righteousness, new life, purpose and peace. WOW, PRAISE THE LORD JESUS CHRIST! AMAZING INDEED!

I did not get secrets that aren’t available to everyone. This is madness, read your Bible, tell people, the Lord Jesus Christ already did it all!

Further, try taking on the reading of your Bible as a study of the promises of God for His children. In the Lord Jesus Christ we are indeed true children of the Almighty Father God…WOW, fantastic! Since God does not and cannot lie, and since He wrote the Scripture’s, they aren’t lies. The Bible is the promise book of God to His children: He outlines what happened, what will happen, and what’s best until we are with Him.

And yes, I know, “you know already.” Read it again and again. It’s living, God will transform you through it and keep you from wandering off into falsehood. it isn’t an inflight magazine, “well glad that’s outta the way.” The Word of God is indeed living and active, put in the time and effort.

please brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, read your Bible’s. Stop asking for new, new, new while ignoring what He has already, faithfully, and finally given to us for His glory and our HIGHEST GOOD.

“Daily dwell on God’s promises to you. Hide them in your heart and always remember not one word has failed of all His good promises” (1 Kings 8:56).

“For the word of God is alive 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” (Hebrews 4:12).

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

“and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved” (2 Thessalonians 2:10).

“For the word of God is alive 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” (Hebrews 4:12).

“The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth. For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.

If you point these things out to the brothers and sisters,[a] you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished on the truths of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed. Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance. 10 That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe.

11 Command and teach these things. 12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. 13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching. 14 Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you.

15 Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. 16 Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.” (1 Timothy 4).

“Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth” (John 17:17).

“He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD” (Deuteronomy 8:3).

Father God we praise and thank You for your mercy and grace: thank You for giving us new life in the Blessed Lord Jesus Christ. Lord forgive us for neglecting Your Word. the enemy has sown tremendous doubt and falsehood. Please return us tonYour Word: may we meditate upon it by Your Spirit often, craving the pure spiritual milk that only Your truth provides. Return us to Your Word O Lord, for Your glory we pray, in the Lord Jesus Christ’s name. Amen

Published by TheProdigalSonDiaries

Hello all, I'm, Evan, 36 years old. I'm a born again Christian, amateur writer, lover of The Only Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, theology and poetry, and a suicide survivor. I hope to encourage, educate, and spark discussion through my blog. I pray it aids you in your walk with the Savior! You can contact me at powers223322@gmail.com

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