I think you can make the Bible say anything you want it to say. You could even use it to prove God doesn't exist if you wanted to, because doesn't it say somewhere that there is no God?


Perhaps it is possible to “make the Bible say anything you want it to say” — if you twist its clear meaning and ignore what it really says.

Take as an example the words you quoted saying “there is no God.” Yes, those four words are found in the Bible — but what the Bible really says is that only a fool would believe them. The actual quotation is this: “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ They are corrupt, and their ways are vile” (Psalm 53:1). Instead of saying God doesn’t exist, the Bible says the exact opposite!

My real question for you, however, is this: Why do you want to dismiss the Bible and not take it seriously? Is it because you think it isn’t trustworthy — or is there a deeper reason? Only you know the answer, but I suspect the real reason is that you want to run your own life, and you don’t want God to upset your plans. Your problem isn’t the Bible; your problem is yourself, and your stubborn determination to leave God out of your life.

Face honestly your attitude toward God. Then face honestly the consequences of living without Him — both now, and in eternity. Don’t be deceived, but face honestly your need of Christ and His forgiveness. Then discover the joy of knowing God personally by turning to Jesus Christ and giving your life to Him. The Bible’s words are true: “In him was life, and that life was the light of men” (John 1:4).