In a sense, the world is full of religion. The Bible is but another face in the crowd when it comes to the abundance of religious texts available. This situation has naturally caused Christians to question the validity of their holy book. Why is the Bible the Truth above all other texts? What makes Jesus so special? Why are The Gospels superior?
These questions are difficult to answer and may cause Christians to shake in their shoes before summoning up a rebuttal. However, the answer may be simpler than one would expect.
I believe the answer lies in one word – Grace. The Bible offers Grace. The word “Grace” is mentioned in the New Testament a total of 156 times, and I don’t think that was a mistake. Titus 2:11 states that “For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people.”
What is Grace? Well, in the words of U2’s lead singer, Grace “takes the blame, covers the shame, removes the stain,” and “finds beauty in everything.” Jesus Christ, a non-sinner, gave up his life so that we, sinners, may have life. God offers Grace to all who mean to redeem themselves in Him.
So, why is the Bible the Ultimate Truth? It addresses the most beautiful gift provided to the entire human race at no cost – Grace. There would be no room for hope without it. To me, there is no sweeter aspect of Christianity.
Haley Welch, Student in Impact Christian Fellowship at IUPUI.