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Friday, April 17, 2015

Think About It

Who Wrote The Bible?
by Pastor B.J. Knefley

Before we go any further, for the record I believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God. I also understand that many don’t believe as I do and see the Bible as a book written by men, and therefore can’t be trusted. So let me give you a thought that came out of a conversation that I recently had with my granddaughter’s husband.

My granddaughter and her family came for a visit recently and attended a church that I was preaching at on that weekend. On the way home I got into a discussion with my granddaughter’s husband about his thoughts about what I had shared that morning. I was interested in what he heard that morning and how he interpreted what I was conveying. He shared that although he believed in God, he didn’t believe in religion and found religion to be a turn off. Personally, I totally agree and told him so while conveying that what I was talking about was relationship rather than rules to follow. He then went on to share that he didn’t believe in the Bible. When asked why he responded that it was because it was written by man. This was not the first time that I’d heard this type of thought so I wasn’t surprised. As we continued to talk I asked him if he, as a building contractor were showing homes that he had built to perspective clients, would he describe the homes as ones he had built or his subcontractors built? He responded that he would describe them as ones that he had built. It didn’t take him long to see where I was taking the conversation and he smiled and said, “I never thought about it that way”.

Now I know that this doesn’t prove that God wrote the Bible but it does illustrate an important point. Sadly we all can categorically dismiss something as being irrelevant because we don’t understand it. We don’t take the time to look at the impossible to see the possible. We need to keep our minds open and to be willing to learn and discover new things. To dismiss everything without investigation is foolish and we may miss a great truth. Think about it.

5 comments :

Anonymous said...

If you do not believe the Bible , why did you decide to become a Pastor ? Possible so you could teach your own feelings in reference to this Book . I am not a person who goes to Church because I do not believe in the Bible. To me, it's Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth. Without instructions, how does one have faith in life?

Little Johnny said...

I don't believe in God, Heaven, or the teachings of the Bible, yet I still live my life to the fullest and try to be a kind and honest person. I haven't been in a church in many years and firmly believe that each should be left to their own spiritually. I do feel that a lot of religious people that do beleive in the teachings of the bible and try to follow it are , in fact, hypocrites when they quote certain verses, but leave others out. You can't just go by the edicts that you choose..it's all or none.

Anonymous said...

How many who comment on the Holy Bible have actually studied it? In this magnificent literary work, God reveals himself and gives invaluable guidance for living your life. Those who extract pieces of the whole work and perhaps use those scriptures out of context for their own hanus behavior are not following the Word of our Lord.

Anonymous said...

Yes,and we are all sinners including the people in church who strut like they are better than everyone else.

Anonymous said...

Amen Bernie, great illustration
Loved your story !!