What makes a scam, a scam? Is it the fact that there are multiple attempts to get you to buy into the pyramid or project? Is it the fact that there is a reward offered for those who buy in? Is it the fact that there’s an investment to be made to buy in? No. None of these things make a proposition a scam? What makes it a scam is that there is a FALSE claim. It’s the lie that makes a scam, a scam.
The Bible repeats its plea for you and me to come to Christ. It offers a huge reward for those who “buy in”. It requires a large investment of time and resources for those who are involved. But it’s only a scam if its claims are not true.
The Word of God makes some pretty big claims for Itself. In just this one chapter, Psalm 119, it claims all of the following attributes and more. May I suggest to you that it is either every whit true, 100% inspired and accurate OR it is the biggest scam in history. You see, the bigger the claim, the bigger the scam…UNLESS, of course, the claims are all true. If the Bible is not God-breathed truth, it’s not a good book, but a lie. If it is not THE truth…If it is not the message of salvation it is not a helpful volume. It’s a lie. It’s either all I need or it’s the largest duping imaginable.
It’s all of this to me (from Psalm 119):
vs. 9—the way that a young man cleanses his way
vs. 10—the commandments of God,
vs. 11-the antidote for sin
vs18—full of wondrous things
vs. 30—way of truth
vs. 36—keep me from covetousness
vs. 45—gives liberty
vs. 50 —comfort in affliction
vs. 54—song while we are pilgrims
vs. 72—better than thousands of gold and silver
vs.73—learning it is the reason God made us
vs. 80—keeps me from shame
vs. 85—keeps me from pride
vs. 89—settled forever
vs. 104—how I get understanding
vs. 105—lamp to my feet and a light to my path
vs. 111-source of my joy
vs. 130—gives understanding to uneducated
vs. 133—keeps me from sinful addictions
vs. 138—very faithful
vs. 140—very pure
vs. 142—THE truth
vs. 155—contains salvation
vs. 165—gives great peace
vs. 175—helps me.
What is the Bible to you? Have you examined the evidence behind its claims? Contact us at The Colley House if we can help. The claims are too large to ignore.