The youngest part of the bible is nearly 2,000 years old. How can such an ancient book have any relevance to our complex and technologically advanced world? How would you answer this objection? It’s certainly undeniable that our world is so much different from the nomadic shepherds of three millennia ago. However, science, political innovations, and technology have failed to generate a golden age of tranquility and prosperity. Our world is just as fragmented and fraught with dysfunction and injustice as ever. The internet has enabled us to access an unprecedented amount of information from all around the world quickly and cheaply. However, the net effect has led to information overload as searchers find themselves paralyzed by all of the “authoritative” perspectives and “experts” clamoring for attention. Increasingly people are turning to ancient analog faiths for answers in our digital age. The luster of virtual reality has worn off for many as they find their souls empty and isolated after binging on the dainties of television shows and social media. Many are looking for something real, something tried and tested, something with substance. This is where the bible has fresh appeal for our age. When we compare the scriptures to other historical books, they stand head and shoulders above them in that they are better preserved, more accessible, and more practical than the others. Timeless moral principles, powerful motivation, and encouraging hope make the bible an elixir to the soul’s of countless readers worldwide. Listen in as we discuss how the bible remains relevant and powerful in our time.
Notes and Links:
- Check out our Off Script episode on Progress where we talk about chronological snobbery and the invisible fictive force many believe is moving us towards a better world.
- More podcasts and resources on Apologetics available here.
- Episodes in this series on Overcoming Objections to Christianity:
- Intro music: “Protofunk” by Kevin MacLeod. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.