God has given us His word so we can know what to do, how to do and when to do it. Yes, things become difficult and we are sometimes unsure of what to do as things are not always black and white but when we are confused, we have a free communication tool called prayer. Philippians 4:6 reads “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”
Prayer is not only important but it’s also powerful: “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” (James 5:16). For those who claim that God’s word is to be taken literal and gives the defense of the way scripture is laid out, we must remember that God’s word was written from a perspective that God exists rather than trying to prove that God exists.
This is significant because if you write something with one agenda or motive in mind rather than another, the way you write something will be completely different. For example, if I write a story and do so from one perspective, the writing will be focused on proving or showing one issue rather than another issue and the more we read the Bible and understand it, the more we can see just how relevant and real it is.
While certain scientists and other facets of life may try to show different results by performing certain tests using different methods but, time and time again, these studies and tests have failed to disprove Christ and typically, what they do is further reveal Christ’s truth. Because Christ is the author of scripture and the creator of life, we can rest with the words of Isaiah 45:18: “For thus says the LORD, Who created the heavens, Who is God, Who formed the earth and made it, Who has established it, Who did not create it in vain, Who formed it to be inhabited: ‘I am the LORD, and there is no other.’”
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”–James 5:16