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Does Inspiration Matter?

May 9, 2011

John Allan

Popular opinion about the Bible is not as high in some places as it used to be. There are communities that once stood firmly in the belief that the Bible is the word of God that no longer have such widespread conviction. In places where the Bible was once respected and read it now sits collecting dust and neglected.

Distractions are one reason that folks have gotten away from the regular study of the Bible. There are so many things that can be done that we can easily get occupied in good things and neglect the best thing. However, another reason the Bible is ignored is because the notion that it is the inspired word of God is not as widely embraced as it has been in the past.

Does it matter if the Bible is inspired by God or not? Absolutely! Strip the Bible of divine authorship and you have a book that is no better nor more meaningful than any other book to be found on this planet. If the Bible is just an ordinary book why would I build my life around it? Even if I chose to do so, what grounds would I have for urging others to do the same?

Do not be surprised if people who do not like the thought of being accountable to a higher power will do their best to discredit the Bible. They will do precisely that, because if they can convince themselves that the Bible is not from God they have convinced themselves that it is not binding on man.

There are evidences in the Bible (internal) and in the world (external) that show the Bible is inspired by God. Sunday (May 8, 2011) morning’s sermon featured internal evidence and next week’s bulletin article (Lord willing) will highlight external evidence. The aim is to renew our confidence in the fact that the Bible is the inspired word of God.

There is no book greater than the Bible and we can do no greater service than to know and obey it!

-John Allan
Minister, Clinton Church of Christ

This entry was posted on Monday, May 9th, 2011 at 5:48 pm and is filed under Bible.

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