Here is a good post!
I suppose some will consider Rudy u Martinka’s post a putdown on technology, but that is to misunderstand technology. To read the Bible — to give it priority in our lives — we don’t have to give up technology or our cell phones. Properly applied, technology has in fact made the Bible far more accessible. Some people, for example, access the Bible using their cell phones.
We forget that over 500 hundred years ago Johann Gutenberg (credited as the inventor of the printing press) became the first man to print a book using interchangeable metal types (=> https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/bibles/the-gutenberg-bible.html). That first book was the Bible.
Why do so few take the time to read the Bible? It is a matter of attitude. 500 hundred years ago only a few people could read. Only a few people had access to books. Most people, because they did not have access to books, understood that those who could read the Bible had a special source of wisdom. Therefore, when the printing press made it available, almost everyone craved the opportunity to read the Bible and become wise.
In our era, the printed word is abundant. So are numerous distractions, the cell phone being a big one. So we look for “experts” to summarize the meaning of this, that, and everything else. Many of these experts have told us the Bible is a book of mythology.
Yet that raises a question. How much can we trust “experts” to filter our view of the world?
Should we trust “experts” to summarize the Bible for us? Is the Bible the Word of God or merely mythology? Is it credible to believe the Bible is the Word of God, that Jesus lived, died for our sins, and rose from the dead?
Christians say the Bible is about Jesus. History records the beliefs Jesus taught us overthrew those of the Roman Empire. In fact, through His Bible, what Jesus taught us is still slowly sweeping across the world. Because Jesus was the most significant person in history — God made man for the sake of our salvation — none of us can trust someone else to read the Bible for us. Reading the Bible is something each of us must do for our self.
There are some things we cannot trust to experts. What is the meaning of life? Why do you exist? Read the Bible, and you will discover the answer for yourself.