What an amazing book is our Bible — God’s Word. The Bible is a book of answers, not a book of questions. It guides us in matters where the mind cannot penetrate, and where human reason leaves us unsatisfied. Many blessings are given to those who begin an honest search, willing to follow the path of truth wherever it may lead.
Hebrews 4:12 tells us, “For the Word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edge sword, it penetrates even to the dividing soul and spirit, joint and marrow, it judges thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”
The well-known preacher in his generation, George Whitfield, a friend of John Wesley, said, “God has condescended to become an author, and yet many people will not read his writings. There are very few that ever gave this Book of God, the grand charter of salvation, one fair reading through.” This love letter from God is before us, waiting to be read. We owe it to ourselves to give this book a fair reading through. It will change your life.
David said, “Forever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven,” (Psalm 119:89). Voltaire the atheist said the he was going to destroy the Bible and that in a generation the Bible would be outdated. God has a sense of humor, after his death, his home was purchased by the Geneva Bible Society to spread Bibles throughout Europe. Many of the rooms were stacked full of Bibles. As we can see, the Bible has often been pronounced dead, but it lives on. It is the world’s best seller.
In France, there is a monument to the Huguenots who died as martyrs for the cause of Christ. Acknowledging that the Bible has been able to withstand the hammer blows of its enemies and critics. These words are inscribed on the monument: “Hammer away, ye unregenerate hands. Your hammer breaks, God’s anvil stands.”
Friends, bring your questions, bring your doubts and don’t forget your heart. Come and investigate this most remarkable book in the world — God’s Amazing Word.
Dr. David Bouler of Global Faith Ministries, Chattanooga, Tennessee, contributed this column to the Journal Review. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.