Seek Truth From the Bible


I think you can prove almost anything from the Bible, if you just try. All you have to do is find a verse that says what you want it to say, and then use it to defend your own crazy ideas. I don't think the Bible is of any use.


Whenever I receive a letter or e-mail like yours, I can’t help but wonder if the writer has ever actually read the Bible. If you had, I seriously doubt if you’d conclude it wasn’t of any value (even if you don’t believe it is God’s Word). Instead, I’m almost certain you’d say that its wisdom “is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver” (Proverbs 8:19).

Yes, perhaps you could take a Bible verse out of context and make it “prove” almost anything. But if you did, you’d be deliberately distorting the Bible’s obvious meaning and turning your back on what it really says. This wouldn’t only be wrong, but it would be spiritually dangerous because it would keep you from seeing the Bible’s real message. The Bible warns, “Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it” (Deuteronomy 4:2).

What is the Bible’s real message? It is a message first of all about God. It tells us we are not here by chance; God made us, and He made us because He loves us and wants us to be His friends. But the Bible also is a message about us: We are weak and sinful, and we need God.

Most of all, the Bible’s message is about Jesus Christ, who came from heaven to save us from our sins and give us hope for the future. The Bible’s message is good news! Discover its transforming power by asking Christ to come into your life today.

Let the Best News Ever transform your life.