The Bible — fact or fiction?

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Foxnews.com: “In spite of the 11.7 million viewers that tuned into the series finale and the half million DVD units sold within the first week of release, the real  question is: do people believe these Bible stories to be fact or fiction?

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Are they merely mythological stories that Bronze Age people constructed to communicate their culture and beliefs, or are they historical events that actually happened?”

(Guest) Opinion: I’ve never been much of a believer in coincidences, especially when matters of the faith are involved.  This morning I awoke to this editorial “The Bible – fact or fiction” from the Fox news web site.  I must say that I love it when a secular news outlet gets it right for a change.

An hour later, I’m in the car driving my daughter to school, listening to the local news station. Of course they’re talking about the attack in Boston and how the older of the two brothers was quoted as saying that “the Christian Bible is a cheap rip-off of the Koran, and the US government is using it (the Bible) as a tool to colonize the east.”

As mature Christians, we have heard this before, but it’s always nice to have a few bullets handy to smash this ridiculous notion when it arises from time to time.  After dropping my daughter off, I began thinking about the various resources that I’ve seen over the years which I found to be helpful in defending the Bible (as if it needed defending!), and where I might find them again when my incoming email notification sounded off on my phone.

My daily Omega Letter email arrived with this topic, “A More Sure Word.” (READ IT HERE: The Omega Letter ) This was a brief written by the late Jack Kinsella on May 28th, 2004 for the exact purpose of providing ammo useful when praising the Bible! Coincidence?  Yeah, right. God is great!

( Thanks to JP for sending in the post and writing the Opinion)