Why does Christianity claim the Bible as the only true holy book?
We currently live in a culture where all truth is relative. Absolute truth is dismissed as being intolerant or antiquated. The result is a growing interest not only in other religions, but also invites boldness among those who either deny the existence of God or an impersonal higher being.
Polls have suggested that a large amount of people in American believe that all religions are basically the same. Even though it may be true that other religions have teachings that model good behavior or other spiritual kernels of truth, but their definitions of a god and the way to find a god only attempts to soothe human reasoning. The Christian faith is entirely based on the truth found only in Jesus Christ. The truth is founded on the authority of the Bible and its transforming power to bring people to faith and be declared righteous before God. Based on these fundamental points of the Christian faith, there becomes an obvious contradiction with other religions. Both cannot be right. Therefore, we must make the conclusion that other holy books or prophetic writings cannot be considered the Word of God.
How do we know which holy book is true? The inherent interest of religious thought points to the fact that people are hungry for the truth. Other religions point to what we can do to achieve inner peace, better our future life or how to please God. It is only the Christian faith that boldly proclaims in the Bible what has already been done for us. Through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the promised Son of God, we are declared right or perfect in the eyes of God. Our eternal future of peace and paradise is secured.
When you test and compare all claims of revelation, along with the historical fact that Christ was resurrected from the dead, the Bible stands alone as the definitive “Word of God.” All other works may have wonderful literary and philosophical insights, but do not communicate the true way to salvation which is found only in Christ Jesus.
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