Apologetics

By: Woody Godbey

Proverbs 30:5 says, “Every word of God is pure:” 2 Timothy 3:16 says, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” So why do mortal men try to slander and discredit the Bible as God’s Holy Word?  I am a student of the Word of God and it doesn’t need me to defend it, but I will.  It’s nauseating to read some of the junk people write, critically critiquing the Bible, it’s Author (God) and those of us to believe it.  Here is my answer to one of those reprobates who has stirred my Irish!

God’s holy Word, the Bible is unlike any other religious book ever written.  The Bible, despite having at least 40 different writers writing from three continents over nearly two thousand years, maintains a perfect consistency of message.  Starting in Genesis, it’s words point unerringly to Christ, whose work on the cross was ordained by God who is the true author of the Bible.

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The Bible is not just a book but a library of 66 books.  And no matter what you and other critics say, the Bible is absolutely the most unique book ever written.  Among all the books ever written throughout the centuries, the Bible is absolutely the most unique.  What makes the Bible so unique and separate from any other book is its complete unity of the overall message despite having so many different authors writing over many centuries on hundreds of controversial subjects. You sir, and other critics slander its contents, but you cannot account for the supernatural character and origin of Scripture.

As I said above, the Bible was written over a period of roughly 2,000 years by 40 different authors from three continents, who wrote in three different languages. These facts alone make the Bible one of a kind, but there are many more amazing details that defy natural explanation.

Wilmington writes: “Shepherds, kings, scholars, fishermen, prophets, a military general, a cupbearer, and a priest all penned portions of Scripture. They had different immediate purposes for writing, whether recording history, giving spiritual and moral instruction, or pronouncing judgment. They composed their works from palaces, prisons, the wilderness, and places of exile while writing history, laws, poetry, prophecy, and proverbs. In the process they laid bare their personal emotions, expressing anger, frustration, joy, and love.”

What is so convincing and persuading to us Christians is, despite the variety of topics and goals, the Bible displays a flawless, errorless consistency. It never contradicts itself or its common theme even though you and the other critics would disagree.

From Genesis to Revelation, we see mankind rebelling time and time again against his holy Creator.  God made a perfect world, but mankind has continually rejected His authority and sought to decide truth for himself. Despite all of that, God promised to extend His love, grace, and mercy to unworthy people who deserved to be cast into the lake of fire for all eternity. And yes, I know you don’t believe in hell, but you will one second after death.

Right after the fall in the Garden of Eden, God made known His plan of redemption, which He repeats that promise throughout the Old Testament. The promises were fulfilled in a surprising but predicted way: by the Savior’s sacrificial death, burial and resurrection, as recorded in the New Testament. The Bible then announced the future completion and perfection of the Savior’s redemptive work in Revelation.  Of course, this is all a fairytale to you but what if you are wrong?  The hell you ridicule and don’t believe in will be your home for all eternity. 

I noticed your so-called study of the Bible was just trying to find contradictions and then displaying them for the world to see.  I went over several of the so-called contradictions and I will send you an answer to every one of them.  Your knowledge of Scripture is very limited even though you make your readers think you are a Bible genius.  God loves you and will save you, but you will have to humble yourself, confess that you are a sinner, repent and ask the Lord to save you.  You already know the salvation story, you just refuse to believe it. 

That’s it folk! I Hope something I said in this will strengthen your walk with the Lord and a love for His Word!  God Bless!