There is no question that we as humans seek answers to every facet of the human condition.
We look to our political candidates to solve domestic and international problems.
We look to self-help books for the answer to personal issues. (The self-help industry has exploded over recent years, the number of titles almost tripling in a six-year period from 30,897 titles to 85,253, and was worth $10.5 billion as of 2020.) (Self-Help Book Statistics)
Suicide rates have risen every year since 2020 with only a brief decrease between 2018 and 2020 before returning to its peak. (CDC)
The church is in crises. (TGC)
So is the Bible still relevant? Yes. In so many ways.
Not only does the Bible address and illustrate every foible, sin, hurt, desire, and yearning, it also offers restoration and comfort for every situation.
Are you anxious? Confused? Have feelings of worthlessness? Struggle with temptations?
Do you wonder about your purpose in life? The future? Think your past has defined you? Is there life after death?
Does the church need a reminder of its primary purpose and the dangers of drifting away from this?
The Bible provides answers for each of these situations.
And, of course, as one of the sources listed below reminds us, the most relevant issue in the Bible is its message of hope and redemption.
As Hebrews 4:12 tells us: “For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”
(If you would like to read more on the Bible’s relevance, click the following links: Got Answers; Christianity.com)