If the Bible where our inheritance would that change the way we see it?

SAM_1292Many people say to me,” I am a Christian but I don’t believe the Bible.”

I must admit this is a little disturbing to me because Christianity is defined by the standards set forth in the Bible. If you don’t believe what it says and do not follow it’s teachings what measure is being used to prove your Christianity?

There is so much controversy and confusion where the Bible is concerned so I do understand why this can be a sore subject. My desire is not to antagonize those who do not share my belief. My desire is to see those who say they do to  live out what they say they believe.

I would like to point out just one of the many things I believe show any follower of Jesus that God has a purpose in His written Word.

Like any good father, our Heavenly Father, wants to take care of His children. Our earthly fathers, the ones who we call Dad, many times leave a will to ensure their children are cared for after their death.

Our Heavenly Father, being so much greater than an earthly one, has of course done the same. He has left us the Bible which shows us how He will care for us while He is not physically with us. But to believe that we would have to trust God. And sometimes that seems hard.

Refusing to read and follow the guide he has left us is like saying our inheritance isn’t real. It is only a myth or a lie. It is like saying our Father never existed even though it was written down and witnessed. To ignore the teachings in the Bible is to imply we don’t want to believe it.

The thing that scares me the most is that if we don’t understand the Bible or don’t believe it then maybe we really aren’t His children.

“The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs- heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ……,” Romans 8:16-17a

What measure do you use to prove your faith genuine?