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Why I believe the Bible is true
Work out your own salvation

1 Peter 3:15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.But do this with gentleness and respect

Philippians 2:12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed – not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence – continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfil his good purpose.

You must work out your own salvation.  Perhaps you can adopt my workings for your own understanding to be prepared to give an answer to anyone who enquires into the reason for your salvation.  But beware I’ve often struggled to defend someone else’s reasoning that I’ve not mastered.  I marvel at Ravi Zakarias’ reasoning, but defending his reasoning to others is way beyond me.

Your theology need not, in fact, must not bow to vain philosophical interpretations of evidence, because that evidence itself does not contradict the Bible.  In this book, I hope to present my understanding of many compromises of the Bible and give reason for my hope in God.

Primarily this is my understanding.  I am no expert in any regard and may express a sub-standard understanding of subject matter.  I have no interest in understanding everything that stands against God, but only the truth of God’s word, which I have lay-studied all my life as I have science.

In claiming that our most respected professors have got it wrong, it’s easy to disregard the blabberings of an amateur and provide innumerable quotes from experts who disagree with me.  I have no interest in being re-fed many arguments I’ve already considered but love to engage together in respectful disagreement.

While reading this, please graciously overlook inaccuracies in subject matter I have no hope in mastering, to consider the broader sense that I am trying to portray – that God’s word is true, and we need not compromise this to accommodate human philosophies.  It is my deepest desire to challenge you to seek a deeper understanding of God.