Many people do not trust the Bible as reliable. A large majority of the world’s population would reject some or all of the Bible’s truth claims. What about you? Do you believe the Bible is reliable? Some of you maybe don’t trust it completely. Why? Maybe some Christian you knew shut down questions you had about the Bible. So you turned to other sources and found a readiness to listen. Some don’t trust the Bible because they cannot reconcile claims from science, history, archaeology or some other field that seem to contradict what the Bible claims. Some will point to inaccuracies, inconsistencies or contradictions that they see in the Bible. They conclude that it can’t be trusted nor could it be from God. Maybe some don’t trust the Bible because they don’t like it or find its claims out of touch with our world now. Today we are going to discover a much deeper reason why people don’t believe in the truth of the Bible.
I think this reason is the root of a lot of the other reasons. It might be a reason why you or someone you know doubt the Bible’s reliability. It was from another writing by the apostle Paul. We have learned a lot about him lately. We’ve look at his writing to the young pastor Timothy and also his difficult second letter to the Corinthians. Today, we’re looking at another letter to Christians in Rome probably in the 50’s or 60’s of the first century. This letter contains the most complete explanation and unfolding of the Gospel. But it also reveals a lot of truth about humans and our relationship with God. In one of his opening paragraphs, Paul makes a claim that address the question, why don’t people believe the Bible is true?