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By Michael Brown, The Stream, April 14, 2020

How often have you heard the Bible mocked as antiquated and irrelevant? “It’s a bronze age book about a tribal deity,” the critics tell us. “It has nothing to say to us today.” The reality is that the Bible, which is God’s Word, is always relevant and timely. That’s because God hasn’t changed, the world hasn’t changed, and human nature hasn’t changed.

These Ancient Words Are Still Relevant

When our daughters were young teenagers, I once read to them a section from Proverbs which describes the seduction of alcohol and the after-effects of getting drunk. I wanted them to see how relevant the ancient Scriptures were to our modern world.

The text begins with this vivid description: “Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes? Those who linger over wine, who go to sample bowls of mixed wine. Do not gaze at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly! In the end it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper” (Proverbs 23:29–32). …

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