6-5-2017 Ignorant Bible Critics

“For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion” (Romans 11:25 NKJV). Have you noticed that the people who criticize the Bible know practically nothing of its contents? Bible critics, most of the time, are ignorant of its theme, continuity, or preservation, and are only wise in their own opinion! Many atheists and skeptics, on the other hand, have become Bible-believers when they study what it actually says. “Remember this, that the enemy has reproached, O LORD, And that a foolish people has blasphemed Your name” (Psalm 74:18 NKJV). “Let Your mercies come also to me, O LORD-Your salvation according to Your word. So shall I have an answer for him who reproaches me, For I trust in Your word” (Psalm 119:41-42 NKJV).

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

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Atheists growing in number – JAM

This is Just-a-minute with Ed Boggess. Atheism is on the rise and one reason is their passion to spread cynicism and unbelief. They claim there are biblical examples of God being unjust and capricious. But there is a fundamental difference between believers and atheists in the way they treat the Bible. A skeptic searches for any Bible example for which there is no apparent explanation (in spite of many others for which there is adequate explanation) and finding one, he declares he is justified in whatever charge he brings against God and his own faithlessness. On the other hand, a believer searches the Bible examples and finds adequate explanations for many and on that basis chooses to trust that God is wise, just and good in those he cannot explain and that he is vindicated in his choice of faith. As for me and my household, I choose faith.

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