Is the Bible an instruction manuel?

An Opened Bible on a Dark Chalkboard Surface

    There is an old saying that is still going around today the  “Bible is Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.”  There is another saying that is sometimes attached to this, and that is “When all else fails, read the instructions.” That last saying is said because people rarely read the instructions on anything.  Many would rather cuss up a storm while trying to put something together than read the instructions!  Yes, the Bible has instructions in it, which make the world an easier place to live in when followed, but it is so much more than that!

Is the Bible a love letter from God to us?  On one level you could say that it is, in fact, I have said that it is a love letter myself, but it is so much more than that. When you delve down deep, it is God’s Biography! There are many books that tell you not to steal, cheat, and give you other details that make your life easier, there are many love stories in the world, even some that talk about one person gives his life for another.  The Bible stands alone. I guess it is OK to use the illustrations on occasion, but keep in mind that it isn’t just any small thing, it is the Biography of God, and much more.

Noah Webster and the Bible

Noah Webster (author of the famous dictionary): “All of the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery, and war, proceed from them despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible.”

Myers, Jeff. Understanding the Faith: A Survey of Christian Apologetics (Understanding the Times) (Kindle Locations 791-793). David C. Cook. Kindle Edition.

How the discovery of the cosmic microwave background radiation falsified atheism


Christianity and the progress of science Christianity and the progress of science

Prior to certain scientific discoveries, most people thought that the universe had always been here, and no need to ask who or what may have caused it. But today, that’s all changed. Today, the standard model of the origin of the universe is that all the matter and energy in the universe came into being in an event scientists call “The Big Bang”. At the creation event, space and time themselves began to exist, and there is no material reality that preceded them.

So a couple of quotes to show that.

An initial cosmological singularity… forms a past temporal extremity to the universe. We cannot continue physical reasoning, or even the concept of spacetime, through such an extremity… On this view the big bang represents the creation event; the creation not only of all the matter and energy in the universe, but also of…

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