The Bible, not only one of the oldest books in the world, but also the bestselling book of all time. Truly, this book is marvelous! Think about it – it has stood the test of time and survived from nearly 1500 years ago and is still available today. After all, we have God’s promise in:
Isaiah 40:8 “The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.”
Matthew 5:18 “For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.”
After all, the author is God!
2 Peter 1:20-21 “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.”
2 Timothy 3:16 “All scripture is given by inspiration of God…”
And since God is the author, I can definitely trust every single word that is written therein. I can also know for sure that the salvation message written in it is reliable.
It doesn’t matter if you are not that uneducated, or if you have countless number of Ph.D’s or what-have-you framed up in your house. After all, the apostles were made up of lowly fishermen and scholarly professionals.
It doesn’t matter if you have committed so many wrong things in your life so far, or if you are the most honest and respected denizen on earth. After all, Jesus was crucified between two convicts, and he readily forgave one of them when the convict expressed his repentence.
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that WHOSOEVER believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”