The Bible is the world’s number one best seller. At the same time it has been subject to a lot of controversy and criticism and many attempts to destroy it.
At seventeen, Voltaire stood in a crowded auditorium and said of Christ’s first disciples, “it took twelve ignorant fishermen to build Christianity, but I will show you how one Frenchman can destroy it.” He spent a lifetime trying to do that. Only 50 years after Voltaire’s death the Geneva Bible society used his printing press and his house to produce stacks of Bibles.
You might regard the Bible as outdated, boring and irrelevant. On Sunday the aim was to encourage you to see the Bible as the exciting, living word of God. To see it as God’s main way of communicating with us and the measuring stick by which we can weigh up other advice, teachings, faiths and feelings. It was also the aim to see that the Bible has the inherent power to change people’s lives through the power of the Holy Spirit.