Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Wednesday Night Review

We've been talking about myths people have for a while now, calling the series "Biblical Myth Busters" and tonight we talked about the myth of the "Bible being just another great book." We went on a quest to point out that Bible is in a class all on its own (1 of 4 on myths about the Bible):
  1. The Bible is a miracle of literary accomplishment.
  2. Some books take a lifetime to write. The Bible was composed over 1,600 years.
  3. Some books require the collaboration of a team of scholars. The Bible is the work of more than 40 authors from every walk of life: kings, peasants, philosophers, fishermen, poets, statesmen, and scholars.
  4. Portions of the Bible were written in the wilderness, in a dungeon, in a palace, in exile, in wartime, and in peacetime.
  5. The Bible was written on three continents, in three languages, and covers hundreds of controversial issues.
  6. It contains inspired poetry, detailed history, biographies, letters, memoirs, and prophetic writings.
  7. Yet this astoundingly diverse book speaks with astonishing continuity! There is one unfolding story from page one until “the End”: God’s redemption of man.
  8. We talked about the power of the Bible (God's Word), a power no other book has.
  9. God's Word is a fire. A fire that purifies, revealing the impurities in our life. (Jer. 23:39)
  10. God's Word is a sledge hammer that crushes rocks. Sometimes we need to be broken before we can see our need for God. (Jer. 23:29)
  11. God's Word is the power of good news that brings salvation. (Romans 1:16)
  12. Like a sword that pierces the flesh of men God's Word is a sword that pierces men. It show us our insides and has the power the pierce the heart. (Eph. 6:17 and Hebrews 4:12)
  13. It's alive and relevant and never becomes useless. (Eph. 6:17 and Hebrews 4:12)

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