This is my short chapter in What the Bible Means to Me published by Christian Focus.
“Surely you don’t believe in a book written by a bunch of illiterate desert shepherds? The Bible is a lot of rubbish”. The young man was very confident in his understanding and rejection of the Bible. Too confident. And illogical (how could illiterate people write the Bible?!). I asked him if he had actually read the Bible. No – he had just read about it on various atheist websites. So the answer was simple. Why not just read the Bible?
I was brought up with the Bible and at one point in my teenage life I suspect I would have sided with my atheist antagonist. But then I met some people who not only read the bible, said they believed and it seemed to make a difference. So I started again…
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