Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Here you can find the answers

I was just reading of someone complaining that the Bible is full of contradictions. That's a common excuse for people who don't want anything to do with the Bible.

The next time someone tells you that the Bible is full of contradictions, ask him to quote one. He may have difficulty. If he does come up with an apparent contradiction and you're not familiar with it, look it up.

The Bible is the most remarkable book. It's the only book that has clear, specific prophecies of events made hundreds of years in advance and fulfilled in exact detail.

The book of Daniel, for example, tells when Christ would appear. The book of Micah tells where He would be born. The book of Isaiah says He would be born of a virgin.

Isaiah 53, written 700 years before Christ's birth, says He would be despised and rejected. He would be a man of sorrows, acquainted with grief. He would have a life of suffering. He would be smitten and afflicted. He would go like a lamb to the slaughter. He would die with the wicked, and He would be buried in a rich man's grave.

The book of Zechariah tells how He would be sold for 30 pieces of silver.

One psalm, Psalm 22, tells how His hands and His feet would be pierced; how His bones would be out of joint but none of His bones would be broken; how His heart would be ruptured within Him; how they would cast lots for His garments.

The Bible also tells where you can find the answers for your problems, how you can find abundant life for now and how you can have an assurance regarding your future.

The Bible changed my life - very much for the better. It could change yours too.

But you would need to read it.