The Bible is the most unique book ever written. It tells the story of the beginning of the world as we know it and the interactions between God and man. Can we trust this remarkable book known as the Bible? "The Bible must be the invention either of good men or angels, bad men or devils, or of God. However, it was not written by good men, because good men would not tell lies by saying 'Thus saith the Lord;' it was not written by bad men because they would not write about doing good duty, while condemning sin, and themselves to hell; thus, it must be written by divine inspiration" (Charles Wesley) This Bible is the basis for all remarks that follow.
God made the decision to create man with many of His own qualities. Think about it, man can create things out of his imagination. We can choose to love unconditionally. But perhaps the greatest likeness is that we can choose to forgive unconditionally. Because of the decision God made to make us so much like Him, you can imagine His dilemma as He observed us use our power of choice for not-so-noble endeavors. In addition to God’s nature to love and forgive, He is the very essence of justice. Hence the problem, how could God remain just and honorable in His relationship to man, while man made choices that were evil, unjust, contrary to the nature of God? For God to remain true and just to Himself, there must be a punishment for evil behaviors exhibited by His most loved creation, man.
The Bible describes God as one eternally existing as three persons, Father, Son, and Spirit. To solve His dilemma with man, God decided that the punishment for man’s evilness would be placed upon Himself (Son). But for justice to be complete, the Son should become a man, be punished as a man, and experience the penalty of death as a man. Not only would the Son suffer death as a man, he would face rejection by the Father.
So the Son became a man as told in the Bible story of the virgin birth. The name of Jesus was given to the Son. Jesus declared the message of God, that man could be reconciled to God by acknowledging Jesus as the Son and that his suffering and death was the punishment for the evilness of man.
The resurrection of Jesus from death proved the accuracy and certainty of his origin, life, and message. Jesus declared that his story must be taught through out the whole world. The Spirit would direct the efforts of man by coming to live within them upon their acceptance that Jesus is the Son of God, confession of their evilness (sins), and asking for forgiveness.
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1st John 1:9)
The original question: Why should I care? Live your life as you so choose. When you die, if you followed the Bible and find it wasn’t true, you’ve lost nothing. However, if you ignored the Bible and find it was true, you’ve lost everything. I Choose The God Of The Bible!