A couple of nights ago, I watched a video on YouTube of a Muslim who asked a Christian why he believes that the Bible is the Word of God. Sadly to say, his response was less than satisfactory. His answer to the Muslim was, “the same way you believe in the Qur’an.” I think that the hardest questions are the easiest because we never spend time in trying to understand the deeper meaning of it. This is why many Christians today have a hard time answering simple questions especially when the question is spontaneous, not expecting it.
How about you Christian, why do you believe that the Bible is God’s Word?
I started to think about this question and what I said was, I believe it is God’s Word because…
- The Bible declares that about itself
- It proves it through fulfilled prophecies
After I said that, not to myself but to my wife who was next to me, I didn’t feel satisfied. In the morning when I woke up and went downstairs to pray, God answered my question that was in my heart. I say this because, in prayer, I didn’t ask Him, He just answered it seeing my heavy heart on the topic. When I was praying like so, “Father in heaven, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, thank You Lord for Your death and resurrection” When I said the word resurrection, God opened my understanding. I immediately understood that the Bible we as Christians hold on our hands is the Word of God (Not that I didn’t believe it but it gave me more understanding) because Jesus rose from the grave. Everything Jesus said about Himself, the Father, the Holy Spirit, heaven, angels, and hell is true because when He died, He didn’t stay dead like everyone else who has died but came back to life to show 500 plus witnesses that He was God and everything He said can be trusted.
When the Lord told me the deep meaning of the resurrection that it substantiates His Word, I thought about 1 Corinthians 15:13-14 which says, 13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised; 14 and if Christ has not been raised, then our proclamation is without foundation, and so is your faith.
I would like to challenge all of my brothers and sisters in Christ to study these questions and be prepared to answer them.
- If God is so good why is there so much evil in the world?
- I was born gay because God made me this way, why is it sinful?
- Show me an evidence of God’s existence?
- If God really exists, why don’t I hear from Him when I pray?
- If God is in control of everything then all these troubles that have come my way were from God so God is not really all good.
- Why did God command Joshua to kill men, women, and children?
These are some of the questions that roam around WordPress from Atheists, New Agers, Agnostics and the ones who are truly sincere in finding out the answers. You must study, study, and more study so you won’t be caught off guard and at the same time give a Godly Biblical answer to their questions. Allow the Holy Spirit to use you in a mighty way. But, you must first give God time by being in His Word and desire to be taught by Him or else how can you answer their questions.