I had a liberal theological background and, therefore, believed much of the book of Genesis was a “true myth”— fables intending to teach us truth, but the stories themselves never happened. There really wasn’t an Adam or an Eve. They were characters created by an ancient civilization to try to explain a creation they didn’t understand. There was no “Jonah and the whale”….You get the picture by now. But on August 28, 1980, I declared my faith in Jesus Christ, declaring it was all true. If it said the creation was a 7-day event, it was a 7-day event. Adam and Eve existed. There really was a Jonah, and he was swallowed by “a big fish”. I concluded the Bible is true from cover to cover and if the cover says “Holy Bible” the cover is true.
So, if the Bible says “…there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12b), and Jesus said, “No man comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6), those words must also be true.
The great truth is this: Jesus Christ died for my sins, and was resurrected three days later! Because I have bought into this truth, I have so many rewards, the greatest which I’m forgiven, my name is in the book, and I’m spending eternity in heaven. I’m saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
To know more about what this means, check out Wednesday night’s message given at Word of Life Bentonville at http://Gbpfm.sermon.net/main/main/21409770.