Sunday Rewind for June 26: Can I Trust the Bible?

Can I Trust the Bible?


Have a Question? We all have questions, big God questions.  Throughout the summer at Christ United Methodist Church in Gastonia, NC, we’re asking some big questions!  Here is our Sunday Rewind for June 26, 2016.  We ask the big question, “Can I trust the Bible?”

The Bible stands alone on the best seller list in human history. With over 100 million copies sold or given away every year, no published work compares in quantity .  Printed in over 2200 language world wide, no literary work can rival its reach.  Written over a period of roughly 1500 years, few volumes match is historical breath.  Composed by 40 different authors, ranging from kings to prophets to paupers, few works offer its diversity.  No book has been printed more, quoted more, shared more…or frankly misunderstood more than the bible.

Can I trust the bible?  For a book as unique and influential, this is a question worth exploring.  Whether we chose to study it for its historical, anthropological, or literary value, the Bible should definitely be on our must-read list.  But what do we do with what it says?  That’s ultimately the question we are confronted with when we open the bible.  The Bible does more than share, it asks something from the us.  It challenges us to re-evaluate our understanding of ourselves, our world, and how we live our life.  The bible offers some frightening consequences, yet overflows with hope and grace.  And in the end, it begs us to believe that we are loved by the God of the Universe.

Can I trust the bible?  The answer depends on who you ask.  As we continue this summer’s Message series, I’ve Got a Question, we do our best to provide a reasonable answer to the question of whether or not we should trust the bible.  In the end, we’ll find that our trust has little to do with global influence and historical reliability.  Instead, our trust hinges on who we ask “Can I Trust the Bible?” 


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