“Is there any way I can find an answer to my personal crises?”
“What do I do about my relationships?”
“Is God real? Can I feel Him?”
Students are asking these types of questions, but the responses they’re hearing from their leaders and churches aren’t very compelling. So these students are leaving the church in search of better answers from culture and society.
Everybody has questions about God and the Bible. But the First Book Challenge
is for students who have chosen not to bow down to the prevailing trends of society or its relentless pursuit of materialism. It’s for those who instead strive to embrace God’s standard of absolute truth.
First Book Challenge
is one of those projects that I am extremely proud of and honored to be identified with. Authors Dave Edwards and John Stamper have taken the profound truth of Scripture and created a simple way for students to connect, reflect, and apply it to life’s questions.
Here’s an example of a short answer to a tough question regarding the Bible:
The Bible Is Not Scientifically Accurate, Is It?
“The Bible is not a book of science. That’s the short answer. But the Bible is not against science. To know how the world works is as much a gift as Creation itself. Judging the Bible based on science misses the point of Scripture. The Bible is meant to expand our capacity to be astonished by the presence of God. Check out Psalm 19. It gives one of the greatest descriptions of what the Creation says about God. This passage uses both poetry and science to talk about the majesty of God. Neither the Bible nor science could ever box God in. We find God when we look at science or read the Bible.”
Jump in . . . see you downstream