"It's Just a Fairytale, Anyway."

Saturday, March 29, 2014


"So what is Good Friday?"
"It's a Christian holiday. On the Friday before Easter."
"Yeah, it's the day that Jesus died on the cross. Then He rose from the dead 3 days later. If you believe in that kind of stuff. I don't believe in God or the Bible. But I find religion very interesting."
"It's all just a fairytale, anyway."


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So went the conversation at class the other day. I listened quietly, feeling a sharp pang go through me when one of the girls said that the Bible is just a fairytale. I wanted to say something--anything--but I decided it would be best to bide my time. Class was about to start, and I didn't want to get into a big discussion. Besides, I think that getting into a big argument (and this is one subject that I get very passionate about) would hurt the cause of Christ--when I want to push it forward.

"It's all just a fairytale, anyway." It keeps playing over and over in my mind.

I really want to know something, though. If the Bible is just a fairytale, then why are people so bothered by it? Why are people so offended by a bunch of lies? No one gets offended by Sleeping Beauty or Snow White--so what makes this "fairytale"--the Bible--so different? Could it be that deep down everyone knows that the Bible is in fact true?

There are multiple reasons that I could give you for believing that the Bible is real. But if you don't have faith, then it's pointless. The problem is, if people give in and admit that the Bible is true, then that means that they are a sinner and are answerable to God. And let's face it--most people don't want to admit that they're wrong.

Blaise Pascal said, "If you gain, you gain all. If you lose, you lose nothing. Wager then, without hesitation, that He exists." The point is, if we believe in the Bible and it doesn't turn out to be true, the worst that will happen is that we'll look funny. But if we don't believe that the Bible is true, and it turns out to be right--then we are going to Hell.

I believe with my whole heart that the Bible is true. People can call it a fairytale all they want. But I know the truth. There is a God. Jesus Christ did die on the cross and He did rise from the dead after three days. The Bible is true; I will stand by that even if it means dying. The truth is, I'm staking my life on the Bible.


Emily
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