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Trusting something – like a blind person with a new guide dog – usually only happens after a while. It takes time to discover that there are good reasons for placing our trust in something new. We don’t always assume something is trustworthy until we have given it time to prove it can be trusted.

Although we might have a Bible on the shelf, we need to be sure it’s not just another book. We need to find out what it contains and why it’s different. Like a new guide dog, we need to know it’s background and why it can be trusted.

And like a new guide dog, we need to spend time with the Bible to discover more about it: what it can and can’t do, how it helps us deal with problems, and whether it always shows us the right way to go.

Try closing your eyes and walking round. It’s difficult and dangerous, and it does not get any easier or safer if we do so again with an untrained dog to guide us! We need to know our ‘guide’ is totally reliable, like the Bible.

So, learning to trust the Bible begins with discovering things about what it contains and how those things have been proved to be true. This online book is a very good place to start:

Seven Reasons to Believe the Bible

– An online book about seven reasons to believe the Bible. There has never been a better time than now to prove that there is undeniable evidence that the Bible is God’s word.

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Light Magazine

Volume 31 No.2 In this issue: Bible symbols - the fig tree The fig is highly valued for its nutritional and health benefits today, but was even more important in Bible times. The fig was

Light Magazine

Light is a FREE magazine which is published to provide a better understanding of the true Christian hope that's given to us in the Bible.

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The Balfour Declaration

The Balfour Declaration, sent as a letter to Lord Rothschild by A J Balfour, on November 2nd 1917, proposed a 'national home for the Jewish people' in Palestine. But when it was written, on behalf

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The most dangerous moment

In a recent article for The Guardian newspaper, Prof.Stephen Hawking made the following statement: “We are at the most dangerous moment in the development of humanity. We now have the technology to destroy the planet

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The power of inspiration

The Bible is a very special book. One thing that makes it so special is that it contains passages where it predicts the future. But sometimes those predictions only become clear many years after the events

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The Falling Sky

It seems that worries that “the sky might fall on your head tomorrow” are not confined to characters such as Vitalstatistix in the comic book Asterix and the Falling Sky! Which is one reason why