If We Found Life on Other Planets, Would That Prove the Bible False?

Episode 221 Show Notes 

If We Found Life on Other Planets, Would That Prove the Bible False?

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If we found life on other planets, would that prove the Bible false?

The Bible isn't a book of scientific secrets, awaiting confirmation for modern discoveries. So, we have to ask, what's the scope or purpose of the Bible? Its main message, as we keep saying on this program, is the fulfillment of God's promise that he made inGenesis 3:15, to redeem sinners and crush the serpent's head. That's the plot that reaches its climax in Revelation 22. Its purpose isn't to give us secret clues about contemporary politics or economics or science. John tells us the purpose of his gospel, he said he could have included so many other details about Jesus life and teaching, “but these are written,” he says, “so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”

We need to become more agnostic about the issues that aren't addressed in Scripture, and more confident about the issues that are. — Michael Horton

Questions in this Episode

1. If we found life on other planets, would that prove the Bible false?

2. Am I still saved if my children do not forgive me for my past behavior?

3. How should we understand what Paul says 1 Corinthians 11 about women needing to wear head coverings?

4. I know you value corporate worship on Sunday as a means of grace. What do you think about college groups or youth groups who miss the cooperate gathering because of weekend retreats or recreational activities even though they may worship in their own way in that given environment?

5. Why does John call Jesus “the Word made flesh”?

6. How do you understand James 4:17? Does this mean that for some people certain things are not sin that are sin for others?

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