It is unfortunate that so many feel the Bible
is outdated. Skeptics charge, "How can that ancient book
be of any value to a society that has put man on the moon?"
or "The Bible doesn't provide any concrete solutions for
the problems of today's complex world." Nothing could be
further from the truth! For only in the Bible can man find, lasting
solutions to the problems of life. Stop and think for a moment
how man's needs have changed in the last 2000 years. Cars have
replaced horses and computers make life easier, but man himself
has not changed one tiny bit. The things we do for employment
have changed but the problems of the workplace are the same. The
appliances in our houses make life easier, but the challenges
of marriage are identical. The games children play have changed
(i.e. Nitendo) but children still need the same love and support.
TV may beam into every home but man still gets lonely and feels
This is where the Bible is such an undiscovered gem. God created
man and knows his needs do not change in time. God doesn't care
if we walk, ride a horse or fly in a modern jet but the Bible
can give us happiness en-route regardless of how we travel. Whether
mud hut or "city palace" (i.e. the average city house)
the Bible can bring contentment and satisfaction regardless of
our wealth. God said through Peter, "God's divine power has
granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness"
2 Peter 1:3. Again, "All Scripture is inspired by God and
profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training
in righteousness, that the man of God may be adequate, equipped
for every good work" 2 Timothy 3:16-17. Do you have a problem
in your life? "Everything pertaining to life" is in
the Bible. Do you want to know how God wants you to live? The
Bible will "equip you for every good work".
There are many ways a person can choose to live his life in this world, but the lifestyle of a Christians will result in the least problem and the most joy. God's word guides the Christian. It is a "lamp to his feet", Psalms 119:105. Jesus said, "I came that they might have life, and might have it abundantly" John 10:10. The Bible is so perfect in its pattern for lifestyle, that if we imitate the life of Jesus we have this promise, "as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble" 2 Peter 1:10. In a world where men are constantly upgrading from "DOS 3,4,5&6" on their computers its nice to know that God got it right the first time. Yes the Bible is an ancient book, but it is still the most recent upgrade.