Why I believe this Bible Verse of the Day
To begin with, let’s continue with the first 4 verses of Luke as the Bible Verse of the Day. I feel I must state why I believe this Bible Verse of the Day. Why should we believe that Luke is giving us an accurate account of the Jesus story.
Actually, that brings up the question, “Why believe in anything in the Bible?” Well, first of all, I will tell you that I do believe it… now. I didn’t always believe this story however. I know many people who grew up with the story of Jesus and just accepted it. That was what their family believe and that is what they were taught in church. I kind of envy these people who can just take “a leap of faith” and just know that it is true. That’s just not the way I’m wired.
As a child, I went to church and was taught the Bible from a young age. When I got old enough to quit going to church… I quit. It wasn’t until I started going to church again in my 40s did I really hear the part about Jesus being God. It came as a real shock to me. This got my attention.
Is the Bible a Fantasy?
In addition, I had always thought of the Bible as sort of fantasy book along the lines of Greek mythology, except not quite as exciting. This conception came mostly from the stories in the Old Testament. You know the ones… Adam and Eve, Jonah and the whale, and the Tower of Babel, just to name a few.
But, after my revelation that Jesus was God, I decided to find out how much evidence there was that this was true. I was amazed to find out that the New Testament is one of the most documented historical manuscripts in existence. Historians have certain requirements that have to be adhered to in order to pass their rigorous testing for authenticity.
And not only that… even though historian scholars disagree on many areas of the “Jesus” story… none of them can deny the fact that Jesus performed miracles and that he rose from the dead.
I started thinking…”Hey, if Jesus rose from the dead and was seen by hundreds of verifiable eye-witnesses… maybe I should listen to everything he had to say. In conclusion, that is why I believe this Bible verse of the day.