Within a short time of our first meeting, Abraham offered me an invitation. “If you’re a Christian, go ahead and convince me that Christianity is true.” I accepted, and we began to spend significant time together, discussing various topics related to the Bible, the gospel, and Christianity.
One day Abraham stated rather matter-of-factly, “I’ve never said the Bible has been changed…but I’ve also never said it hasn’t been changed.”
“That’s good,” I replied. “At least you’re open to considering the evidence.”
Weeks went by and I found myself sitting in the parking lot of a shopping center chatting with Abraham as we were waiting for others.
“What do you think about divorce?” he asked.
I responded, “Well, in one sense it doesn’t really matter what I think. What matters is what the Bible says.”
After briefly commenting from Genesis 1 and 2 about the intent of marriage, I read Jesus’ words from Matthew 5:31-32: It was also said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.
Abraham was incredulous. “It says THAT? Let me see.” He looked himself and continued, “Well, if that’s what it says, it’s DEFINITELY been changed!”Continue Reading