Many people ask what the point in the bible is nowadays. Numerous believe it is out of fashion. Vast amounts of people believe that the so-called fairy tale that is the bible is no longer relevant in this ever-changing, fast-paced world. Surmising that the significance of the bible is lost, merely being more than words slumped on a page. In the Independent newspaper, a woman vicar, the author of the particular article, stated ‘the Bible is a piece of History, taking from it what is still relevant’. Do you believe the bible is no longer relevant as a whole?
At SNCC, we do not believe that to be the case. We believe that the Bible is relevant and inspired by God to serve all generations.
Let us take for example the 10 commandments ( Deuteronomy 10:4 ). The first stating ' What do you idolise? What stops you from church on a Sunday? Anything can be our idol if we let it ranging from the Sunday league sports matches or Facebook.
Why do we put things before God? As aforementioned, we can find ourselves rushing through our lives in the fast lane: the newest fashion, the ping on your phone as you read this, the place Forest or the Rams are now in in the football league. Woah! Slow down, take a breath. 'Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee'- Saint Augustine. What did God do on the seventh day? He rested. What does God say to keep holy- The sabbath, the rest day. Read Exodus 20:8-10. Resting and dwelling in God's presence needs to be high on our agenda each day.
Society is changing: agreed! However the core principles of society are not, we are all brought up by someone, we all meet people, we all may think that others have got flashier items than our own. Point proved; the 10 commandments are still relevant today.