In our world today, there are many people who mock the Bible. They will spout off all the reasons why it can’t be trusted, and maybe even ask you to give some reasons why you believe or trust it. And if you’re like me, you might not be really sure why you should trust the Bible.
Maybe you know that your parents like it, and you’ve read some of it, and you feel encouraged by it. But what are some reasons why you should believe the Bible, in the middle of a world that seems to be very hostile to it?
Reason #1 – The Bible is Honest.
In the Bible verse below, we see the historical ancestry of Jesus. It starts at Adam and goes through all the people that were in the ancestry of Jesus.
Now if I was to write my ancestry, I would have put only the really great things my ancestors did. You know, like if I had one that created a new invention or one that did something really amazing.
But look at what today’s verse says.
and Jesse the father of King David. David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah’s wife – Matthew 1:6 (NIV)
Here it is, telling us the failure of King David and spells out that David had Uriah’s killed so he could marry Uriah’s wife.
The Bible doesn’t try to hide anything. It tells it like it is. Why is that a good thing? Because when the Bible talks about other things like salvation, we know that it is telling it like it is there as well.
So when people question your belief in the Bible, one of the great reasons why you should stand up and say it’s a good book is that it’s honest and that it tells the truth in every area that it deals with.