A friend tells you, “you shouldn’t take the Bible too seriously since it was only written by men, and men make mistakes.” What do you say? Many things could be said, the more you know, the more prepared you will be for this type of encounter. Believe me this is a real argument that people use against the Bible. However, even if you are uncomfortable with why one should trust the Bible, even though there are good reasons, you can be still quite effective.
The power of questions
You already learned about questions (here and here) so let’s use questions in this real life example. All you have to do is think about the statement. Are their pit falls in his or her thinking? Why yes. Lets try to point them out in a kind way – with questions.
- Do you have any books at home?
- Did humans write them?
- Is truth found in any of them?
- Do you have any reason you think the Bible is less truthful or reliable than other books you own?
- Are there always mistakes in what people write?
- Don’t you think God would be able to use humans to write down exactly what he wants?
- If not, why not?
These seven questions, or questions like them, will help you as you interact with others. If nothing else these will help you get the other thinking by “putting a stone in their shoe.”