Friday, June 22, 2007

The Bible is amazing. The book stands the test of time.

Excerpt from: I Married Adventure: Looking at Life Through the Lens of Possibility
By Luci Swindoll
2002, W Publishing Group, Nashville

The Bible is an amazing volume of work — like no other! In sixty-six books there is a perfect historical continuity from the creation of the world to the new heaven and new earth. Truths constantly unfold, prophecy is fulfilled, and the most perfect Person on earth or in heaven is anticipated, presented, realized, and exalted. This collection of authors — kings, peasants, philosophers, physicians, fishermen, statesmen, poets, and plowmen — couldn’t have known much about each other because they lived in various countries, and their writings extended over sixty generations of human history, representing sixteen hundred years … yet it all fits together. The book is a phenomenon without question, and it is utterly inexhaustible. It sweeps across the heights of heaven to the depths of hell, tracing the works of God from beginning to end. Voltaire, the French infidel who died in 1778, predicted the Bible would be obsolete within a hundred years, but here we are in the twenty-first century proving him wrong. The Bible endures. And not only does it endure; its truth continues to transform lives.
(p. 139)

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