Here is a simple statement of faith by Biblical scholar R.J.D. Utley. Here Utley is telling how he came to better understand his faith through Bible Study. He states four reasons of how his faith was both assured and brought to maturity, and how that maturity brought him joy and stability.
I found in my study of the Bible. I began to search for evidence of its trustworthiness, which I found in (1) the historical reliability of the Bible as confirmed by archaeology, (2) the accuracy of the prophecies of the Old Testament, (3) the unity of the Bible message over the sixteen hundred years of its production, and (4) the personal testimonies of people whose lives had been permanently changed by contact with the Bible. Christianity, as a unified system of faith and belief, has the ability to deal with complex questions of human life. Not only did this provide a rational framework, but the experiential aspect of biblical faith brought me emotional joy and stability.
 Utley, R. J. D. (2001). Vol. Vol. 1A: How it All Began: Genesis 1-11. Study Guide Commentary Series (xiii). Marshall, Texas: Bible Lessons International.
Published on Thursday, September 4, 2014 @ 4:49 AM CDT