“Is not My word like a fire?” says the Lord, “and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?” Jeremiah 23:29
Recommended Reading Jeremiah 23:28-29
When we hear attacks on the Bible, it’s important to remember that they aren’t new. The faith of every generation of Christians has been criticized and challenged; and opposition to God’s Word is as old as Satan himself, who, in Genesis 3:1 asked,“Has God indeed said ..?”
Consider this. The Bible was written in sixty-six installments over a period of 1600 years in three languages on three continents. It has more than forty authors from all walks of life, writing under diverse conditions, and writing on hundreds of controversial topics. Yet it all fits together, seamlessly and without error or contradiction. When we hold the Bible in our hands, we aren’t holding an anthology or a bundle of scattered and miscellaneous thoughts. We’re holding one comprehensive, cohesive volume with a logical beginning and ending, telling us one story centered around one Person—Jesus Christ.
It’s as though a Master Author was behind it all, which there was.
When we hear someone attack the Bible, we shouldn’t be too alarmed. The Bible has a habit of outliving all its critics.
Hammer away ye hostile hands; your hammers break, God’s anvil stands.
By Charles Spurgeon