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Wondering What to Believe?

  1. Does Nature Give Proof of God?
    8 Digging Deeper
  2. Can I Hear God's Voice?
    8 Digging Deeper
  3. Who is God?
    8 Digging Deeper
  4. Who Wrote the Bible?
    8 Digging Deeper
  5. Can I Trust the Bible?
    7 Digging Deeper
  6. Is there a Right and Wrong?
    7 Digging Deeper
  7. Why Does God Allow Evil?
    9 Digging Deeper
  8. Who Am I?
    7 Digging Deeper
  9. What is the Meaning of Life?
    7 Digging Deeper
  10. Does God Love Me?
    5 Digging Deeper

The father went to the Bible because he knew that God had something to say about evil, its origin, its works, its attitudes, and how God forgives us and helps us through it and how to overcome it.

The Bible deals with the issues of life by specifically mentioning them and teaching on them or by giving us general principles to apply. Of course, there are many things in modern life that the Bible does not mention but most of the time these things fall under general categories that the Bible does teach. For example, the Bible does not tell us how fast we should drive our cars but it does tell us that we should obey the laws of the land (Rom. 13:1-7). The Bible is God’s story of redemption and not an encyclopedia with all possible topics. To learn God’s truth, we must carefully study the biblical teaching or the principles on the subject under consideration.

The Bible reveals Jesus to us. He is “the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6). The Holy Spirit led the apostles into all the truth (John 16:13). Jesus is the believers’ “wisdom from God” and our “righteousness, holiness and redemption” (1 Cor. 1:30). All the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are in him (Col. 2:3). In Christ, God has given us “all spiritual blessings” (Eph. 1:3) and “all things that we need to live a godly life” (2 Pet. 1:3). Jesus shows us how to live and how to treat others. One of his most famous sayings is “the golden rule” of how to treat others: “Whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” (Matt. 7:12)

In the first century, believers in Christ suffered wrong from unbelievers who ridiculed and persecuted them. The Apostle Peter wrote that we should follow the example of Jesus in how he treated evildoers:

Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. (1 Pet. 2:21-24)