Conclusion: Shocked by the Bible

Joe Kovacs wrote a conclusion and wrote some things that I think all Christians should work out in their own lives.
“I suggest it’s time to examine everything you’ve ever been told about the Bible and see for yourself what it actually contains. Just as you can be skeptical of an offer that sounds too good to be true, or of news reports, why not challenge yourself to find out exactly why you believe what you believe? For most people, this can be a difficult task.”

I think Kovacs makes a great point here. All too often Christians simply accept what they hear other Christians say that the Bible teaches/says. There is never a desire to go to the Bible and check it out our self. I too did this for years following my accepting Christ as personal Lord and Savior. However, I think it is of utmost importance for every individual believer to know what they believe so they can personally answer “everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have” (1 Peter 3:15).

I think of all the time Christians spend reading books like the Harry Potter books, The Da Vince Code, The Chronicles of Narnia, etc. and that most often when you ask these same people if they have ever read the entire Bible—in my experiece—their answer is typically that they have not. This saddens me—when people can/will commit to reading the entire series of The Chronicles of Narnia but cannot read through the entire Bible because it is “too hard.” I will be the first to admit that it can be very difficult to read through the entire Bible. It contains sections that are less than interesting to the average person, it contains sections that will most certainly convict one of some sin in their life, and it also contains sections that teach some hard doctrines to grasp with a cursory reading. However, if we say that we are Christians, if we say that we have committed our lives to serving Christ, if we truly are ambassadors of the living God, then doesn’t it only seem appropriate that we would read the book that contains the revelation of Himself to mankind?

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