“Inasmuch as many have taken in hand to set in order a narrative of those things which have been fulfilled among us, just as those, who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word, delivered them to us, it seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write to you an orderly account, most excellent Theophilus, that you may know the certainty of those things in which you were instructed” (Luke 1:1-4).
There are some very excellent reasons to read and believe the Bible, God’s Word:
1. The most important reason is that the recorded words are true! In whatever the Bible records, its words have been clearly substantiated. Whether it speaks of history or prophecy, in narrative or poetry, whether written 3,500 years ago or 1,900 years ago – – the record is true to reality!
2. If the Bible is not true, man has no sure word from God. He is hopelessly lost in the quagmire of multiple religious cacophonies.
3. A great indicator of the Bible’s veracity is it’s pronouncements regarding the nation of Israel. Thousands of years ago God promised that there would always be a remnant of His people, the Jews, and that someday in the future they would forever possess their land. In other words, for all eternity, there will be a remnant of believing Jews. God says so and that’s final. (Humanly speaking, they could have easily been extinct by now; but God’s Word is true)!
4. I believe the Bible because it is the only book that offers me comfort, hope and everlasting life as no other belief or book can. Paul wrote in Romans 15:4, “For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.”