How can any intelligent person take the Bible seriously? I guess it's great literature, but people then didn't have the scientific knowledge we have, and I can't see how anyone could base their life on a bunch of myths and legends.
If I thought the Bible was only “a bunch of myths and legends,” then I wouldn’t want to base my life on it, either. But that’s not what it is—not at all.
This is why I invite you to discover the Bible for yourself, and not simply go on what you’ve heard others say about it. You see, the Bible tells us about real events and real people—people who faced the same challenges we do, and had the same hopes and dreams we have. But many of them had another dimension to their lives also: a spiritual dimension. The reason wasn’t just because they believed in God, but because they knew God in a personal way. We can, too.
Most of all, the Bible tells us about Jesus Christ. It tells us who He was and what He did; most of all it tells us He was God in human flesh, sent from heaven to save us from sin and death and judgment. Do you honestly want to know what God is like? Look at Jesus Christ, for in Him “all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form” (Colossians 2:9). He proved it by doing something no one else has ever done: He rose from the dead.
Don’t let pride, or fear, or anything else keep you from the Bible, and from the One who is its center: Jesus Christ. When you honestly examine it, you’ll discover the greatest truth anyone can ever know: God loves you, and He will change your life as you open your heart to Christ.