Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Why Did the Bible End?

A man who recently joined our church spoke about his conversion. He said that when he was growing up, one of the religious questions he had that wasn't answered was, "Why did the Bible end?". First of all, let me just say that I think it is very insightful for a youth to come up with a question like this. To me, this question is one that every religious person should be asking themselves.

What this man wondered was, why did God only talk to the people in ancient times? Why doesn't he talk to us today? Another question was, why was only that period of time recorded? Why don't we have additional scripture? He wondered why God seemingly cared more about the people in Bible times than about us today.

Missionaries from our church taught him about our beliefs, and within the first 15 minutes of their discussion, they had answered all of his questions. This is where the difference between our religion and other religions really lies. Let me break it down:
1. We believe that God continues to communicate through living prophets today.
2. We believe that God not only gave revelation and scripture to the people of Jerusalem, but also to the people of the Americas.
3. We believe that God will continue to give us scripture and revelation as needed.

This man was very young when he began asking these questions, but like the Bible teaches us, "..and a little child shall lead them".

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