How do you convince someone that the Bible was inspired by (or written by) God?
That’s what one viewer asked Pat Robertson on today’s episode of The 700 Club and his response was… honestly, I don’t know what the hell he’s talking about.
Maybe you can help me out.
Well, I think, you know, you have to say to them, “I want to give you verse and scripture: It is appointed unto men once to die, and after that the judgment.” You think about that. “It is appointed unto men once to die, and after that the judgment.”
You say, is that gonna speak to your heart or not?
And then there’s so many other things, you know, the 23rd Psalm, there’s so many parts of the Bible that speak to people where they are, and that validates the Bible more than anything else is the impact that it has had over the centuries.
And, um, it’s like somebody who’s standing in a museum looking at the Mosu–Morna–“Mona Lisa” and saying, “Well, I’m not sure about that,” and the curator says, you know, “These pictures aren’t on trial! You’re on trial!” And the same thing with the Bible.
The Bible is not on trial. You are on trial. And your reaction to it is what’s important, but the Bible is no longer on trial. It is validated as being the immortal, internal word of God, and that’s the way it is.
Was he speaking in tongues? Because none of that made any damn sense.
Except for the last part, where he said, “that’s the way it is.” That’s pretty much the best answer Christians have to these questions, right? Just have faith because any attempt at a response makes as little sense as whatever Robertson just regurgitated.
(Thanks to Kyle for the link)