Choosing What To Believe

Q. I come across a lot of professing Christians who say they believe in evolution and that not everything in the Bible is true. I know that salvation is by belief in the fact that Jesus died for our sins and rose again. Is it possible to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and deny the truth and accuracy of His word?

A. You’re correct in saying that the only condition for salvation is to believe that Jesus died for our sins and rose again on the third day (1 Cor. 15:1-4).

But here’s the problem as I see it. How can people who claim to meet this condition believe they are saved when they’ve rejected other things God has said? For example, if they don’t believe what He said about the creation, how can they believe what He said about our salvation? Choosing what we accept and what we reject turns the word of God into a book of suggestions that we’re free to take or not. Can someone who holds that view really be certain that anything God says is true?

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