Too often Christians feel as though the bible is outdated; insufficient to speak to the unique challenges of today.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Firstly, this generation isn’t as unique as many flatteringly describe it. The temptations and enemies of holiness may be wearing different masks, yet sin is as it has always been.
Technology has no doubt advanced, and progress has been made in almost every secular arena, and yet the way that man relates to God is the exact same as it has always been. Either one is in Adam or in Christ; either one’s sins have been atoned for by the precious blood of Christ or they remain in their sin and rebellion.
Secondly, the bible suffers no insufficiency whatsoever. Being that it is the living word, inspired by the Holy Spirit, inerrant and infallible; it speaks authoritatively to every area of life. It describes man’s natural condition as a result of the fall, his fractured relationship to his Creator and fellow man, and the glorious means of redemption provided for exclusively in and by Jesus Christ.
It is not in need of an update, revision or any other form of ‘contemporising’. Not in essence or explanation.
The Bible is God’s word and it says what He says and He says what it means.
It is for God’s people everywhere and in every generation … forever!
“All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass.The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord remains forever.” – 1 Pet. 1:24-25