The Reliable Bible

August 9, 2013

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

When we read in the Bible that God is love, we are to believe it because it is written, and not simply because we have an inward revelation that it is true.

When the Bible says He cares for us as He cares for the lilies of the field and the birds of the air and that the very hairs of our heads are all numbered, we are to believe it simply because it is written in God’s Holy Word. It is vital for us to understand that the Bible is a statement, not of theories but of actual facts.  Things are not true because they are in the Bible, but they are only in the Bible because they are true.

A little boy, who had been studying at school about the discovery of America said to his father one day, “Father, if I had been Columbus, I would not have taken all that trouble to discover America.”

“Why, what would you have done?” asked the father.

“Oh,” replied the little boy, “I would just have gone to the map and found it.”

This little boy did not understand that maps are only pictures of already known places. America did not exist because it was on the map; but it could not be on the map until it was already known to exist.

My friend, the Bible like the map is a simple statement of facts. When it tells us that God loves and cares for us, it is only telling us something that is a fact.

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