The Bible is the most Enduring, Authoritative, Profound, Resilient, Enlightening, Impactful, Endorsed and Significant book in all of human history.
The last time I posted on this subject I discussed the fact that the Bible is Enduring. Now let me tell you why I see the Bible as Authoritative.
Some things have Endured but are of nothing more than novel significance. The great pyramids are hardly more than tourist attractions. So, impressive though the ability to endure may be, that does not make the Bible significant in and of itself. The Bible, however, is not a relic but an Authoritative source book for humanity.
Unlike other books from antiquity the Bible is authoritative in matters of history and science. Its description of and prescriptions for human nature stand up to scrutiny. This book stands tall, despite its antiquity.
There is no other work from antiquity which echoes the authority with which the Bible speaks. The Egyptian book of the dead, the Hindu Vedas, the code of Hammurabi, and so on, give us clues as to the attitudes and values of the people of past times, but they do not speak into today’s reality in the amazing way that the Bible still does, so universally today. The Bible is the authoritative source for legal, domestic, social, spiritual and scientific endeavour through history as just as much today as ever.