Christian Corner

david roger 2016 dragoonRoger Lanse is providing the material for this column, which will be posted on an irregular basis. Roger Lanse moved to Grant County with his wife, Ellen, in 1979. They now live in Arenas Valley and attend Bible Baptist Church of Silver City.

By Roger Lanse

I'll tell you exactly what God wants. He wants us to accept the wonderful gift of His Son, Jesus Christ, as our Lord and Savior. Everything else He wants from us - faith and trust and obedience -- will derive from that one decision.

You may have seen signs emblazoned with the Bible verse John 3:16 at various public events. John 3:16 has been called the Bible in a nutshell and it goes, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life."

By Roger Lanse

A guy once told me he believed only professional wrestling was real -- it's the rest of the world that's fake.

We all have reasons why we believe stuff. Our parents shape us, our friends influence us, our church directs us, our teachers and professors instruct us, the government regulates us, the media inform us, nutritionists bombard us, scientists regale us, and events color our views. All miss the mark from time to time.

By Roger Lanse

 IS THE BIBLE TRUE? Jan. 4, 2018

Well, I can’t prove the Bible is true. Neither can anyone prove it’s not true. But, we can make some common sense judgements of its worth based on what we know. Here is some of what we know:

     There are 66 books in the Bible, 39 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament.