What if the Bible Is Not True?
May 26, 2022
David Cloud, Way of Life Literature, P.O. Box 610368, Port Huron, MI 48061
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I lived according to the way of the world until I was 23 and partook of pretty much everything this world has to offer. At age 23, I repented of living my own way and put my faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. That was 49 years ago and I’ve never looked back. Since then I have aimed to live according to God’s pleasure as revealed in Scripture, though I have certainly failed often and in may ways.

If it turns out that the Bible is is not the infallible Word of God (ridiculous thought) and Darwinian evolution is true, and life, therefore, has no ultimate purpose and ends in nothing, I have lost nothing of value.

There is no loss in avoiding the pain and sorrow and trouble and emptiness that come from fornication, adultery, smoking, drinking, drugging, cursing, lying, cheating, covenant breaking, the pursuit of personal vengeance, and other aspects of the typical worldly lifestyle. I know first hand that the pleasure in such things is incredibly fleeting and the aftertaste is bitter.

I have lost nothing by studying the Bible, as I have done for 49 years. I love books, and I have found the Bible to be the Book of books, by far. I have been endlessly delighted and awed by the character of the God it describes, by the Person of Jesus Christ, by the Bible’s elegant language, its sacredness, its astonishing wisdom, its infinite depth, its practicality, its universal applicability, its prophetic voice. If the Bible is not God’s Word, it certainly sounds like God’s Word! The book of Proverbs alone contains incomparable wisdom for such things as the management of money, debt, labor, temptations, friendship, relating to authority, dealing with anger, child-parent relationships, right conversation, and much, much more. All of America’s institutions of higher learning began as colleges of the Bible, and I am convinced that their founders were far wiser than their descendants who have left off the study of Scripture.

I have lost nothing by believing that God is in control of my life, loving me, helping me, answering my prayers, leading me, caring for me, yea, correcting and chastening me. Even if it turns out that there is no God (ridiculous thought), this is a superior way to live. It brings greater peace of mind, good cheer, confidence, courage. If there is not a prayer-answering God, there sure seems to be.

I have lost nothing by living without fear of death. Though many put on a brave face, men are afraid of death. I certainly was. In Christ, though, because of His atonement for my sin and His promises, I have had no fear of death for 49 years. If it turns out that my hope is in vain, it still has kept me from a life of fear.

I have lost nothing by seeing God’s handiwork everywhere in creation. Johannes Kepler
, one of the fathers of modern astronomy and the discoverer of the laws of planetary motion said, “I was merely thinking God’s thoughts after him. Since we astronomers are priests of the highest God in regard to the book of nature, it benefits us to be thoughtful, not of the glory of our minds, but rather, above all else, of the glory of God” (“Kepler,” New World Encyclopedia). The fathers of modern science believed the Bible to be the Word of God, and it was no hindrance to their science. There is no loss in such a belief.


On the other hand, if the Bible is true, I have eternal life in Jesus Christ as the Bible promises.

If the Bible is true, those who don’t believe it and who reject Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour will be the biggest losers ever conceived.

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