A Christian student at a prestigious college met a student in his advanced
Math class who scoffed at the idea of anyone putting faith in the Bible. He
said, “A good many books of the Bible have no name of the writers attached
to them. How can you have any confidence in a book whose authorship is so
uncertain, and the subject of so much debate?”
“Who wrote the multiplication table?” asked the Christian. “I don’t know,”
replied his classmate. “What a person you are,” exclaimed the Christian student,
“you believe it and use it, and yet don’t know who the author was.”
The infidel was hard put to find a reply. He recognized his difficulty,
but thinking he saw a way out, he said,
“But the multiplication table works.”
“Doubtless,” replied the Christian student, “and so does the Bible.
It works.” It is the Word of God, it is the living Word. It has the answers
to man’s questions and the solution for his problems. The author of it is
God the Holy Spirit. It is light for the path and food for the soul, try
it and see for your self. Do not take my word for it, read
it and you shall see what I mean!
How true this is as tens of thousands, nay millions of true Christians
all over the world and down through the centuries, have found out. “The Gospel…is
the POWER of God unto salvation to every one that believeth” (Rom. 1:16).
Everyone, without exception, who has really trusted the Savior the Lord Jesus
Christ, can testify to the truth of this. It works.
“Thy Word is truth” John 17:17b