Another proof of divine inspiration is in the human heart. When the Holy Spirit takes up residence there, people know the Bible is, indeed, the living Word of God. I don't know of a single atheist who would even claim to have been improved as a human being by their atheism. But I know of millions of Christians who claim that their lives have been greatly improved by the Bible. Dennis Praeger, a Jewish radio talk host, once made a brilliant point about the transforming power of the Bible in people's lives. In a debate with a skeptic, he made this point (summarized here by Ravi Zacharias):
If you were stranded on a street all alone at night, your car had broken down, say at 2:00 a.m. on a lonely street in Los Angeles . . . pitch black darkness, and you get out of your car and suddenly, you see ten big burley men coming out of a house and walking toward you, would it or would it not be comforting for you if you knew they were just coming out of
a Bible study?117 What a brilliant point, and so true to life.
Many years ago there was a young man who was converted after a profligate life. He had shown no interest in the things of the Lord, and even had a Christian friend who never opened his mouth about the Gospel, because he wrote that man off as too worldly to be converted. I was the young man who had been written off as beyond the grace of God. But as I invited Christ to come into my life, when I heard the Word of His glorious grace, He changed my life and transformed me from the inside out. A person who had no interest in the Scriptures, I was suddenly hungry for all I could get. Down through the centuries, hundreds of millions of people can attest to the same thing—people saved from a variety of backgrounds and all manner of evil.
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