Monday, September 25, 2017

RESEARCHING HOLY BOOKS REQUIRES AN INTENSE INTEREST IN THE SUBJECT AS TO WHY WE EXIST OR SOMEONE WITH AN ACADEMIC TURN OF MIND WHO WANTS TO JUSTIFY HIS OR HER POSITION AND WHY THE PERSON REJECTS THE CREATOR. Many People Who Claim To Be Bona Fide Researchers Are Not All Looking For The Truth, But Are Seeking To Establish Themselves As Scholars Who Have Demonstrated The God Does Not Exist Because There Is Money To Be Made And Fame To Be Got. For someone who is seeking the truth, just reading the Bible is not sufficient because, like all books, it has been penned by humans, even if God Himself did actually write some of it.

Its origin?
When it has been written?
Its history?
Its author?
The first “holy book” I began reading was called Holy Bible. After reading a certain number of pages it turned me away from wanting to read the Bible again. That book was the version of the Bible many people declare the only “Living Word of God”—the King James Version.
  • Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. (2 Corinthians 3:6 King James Version)

  • who has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not in a written code but in the Spirit; for the written code kills, but the (Spirit gives life. (2 Corinthians 3:6 Revised Standard Version)
Years later, after I saw the transformation that had taken place in my grandparents, caused by the true  Living Word of God, I was presented with a book by my grandmother called The Living Bible. The book was a paraphrase version of the Old and New Testaments, which I found easy to read. I read from the beginning of the book of Genesis to the finish of the book of Job, but did not find the Living Word of God.

After I met the author of the Old Testament and the New Testament, Lord Jesus Christ, the written code suddenly took on new meaning for me. I read the gospels with relish. However, I have discovered that not only does the Bible teach that the Universe and life (as we know it) has been created by the Son of God, but also the Ten Commandments were written by Him for He is preeminent in all things.
  • He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation; for in him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the first-born from the dead, that in everything he might be pre-eminent. For in him all the fulness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross. (Colossians 1:15-20)
Afterwards, when reading other books to do with Hindu, Buddhist and Tao writings, the Egyptian book of the dead, some Babylonian texts and the Koran, I found that they were uninspiring and came across as the products of human imagination, even when reporting historical events—although the Egyptian and Babylonian texts dealt with some practical matters concerning day to day affairs.

People defending the books of those religions have told me that the reason I do not find these other religious writings uninspiring is my inability to read the original languages. I have only read translations in English.
Regardless of this, none of the books that I have read possess the prophetic component that is found in the Old Testament that predict anything like the death of the chosen one for the salvation of mankind. When it comes to the New Testament, none of the books compare.

Being a realist, and not some person who believes I am right because I think I am right, rather someone who puts my money where my mouth is—even my life on the line, if necessary—to find the truth about matters of which I am interested. I have no interest in trying to reinvent the wheel—teleporting; yes!—reinventing the wheel: no!

Many people say the Bible is written by men; therefore subject to the error. Yet these same people trust other humans to tell the truth—go figure! What these individuals overlook is the Old Testament (Torah)is the only book that has the Ten Commandments as outlined in the book of Exodus (chapter 20:1–17) written by the Finger of God.

There is also a second version of the Ten Commandments that is specific to the Israelites. The second version is covered by the macro-worldview that is presented in the Ten Commandments written by the Eternal One Himself. The version in Exodus, written by God Himself, is all about relationships. The Deuteronomy version is also about the relationships to do with God and man, except they are peculiar to the Israelites, who were delivered from the Egyptians. In particular, the Mosaic version of the Ten Commandments identifies the Sabbath as an designating mark of remembrance that commemorates Israel’s deliverance when crossing the Red Sea—a historical fact that can be verified by anyone. Of course this requires the individual to be an honest and genuine person, who authentically desires to prove the archaeological evidence false—something a true scientist would do!
  • Observe the sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the Lord your God commanded you. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work; but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God; in it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, or your manservant, or your maidservant, or your ox, or your ass, or any of your cattle, or the sojourner who is within your gates, that your manservant and your maidservant may rest as well as you. You shall remember that you were a servant in the land of Egypt, and the Lord your God brought you out thence with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm; therefore the Lord your God commanded you to keep the sabbath day. (Deuteronomy 5:12-15)
Over the years, I have come to realize that what is written in the Bible is reliable information that instructs people how they can end the futility of being born to die and discover Lord Jesus Christ. There has been only one person who has risen from the dead after having paid the price for mankind’s sinful actions—history records no other. Lord Jesus Christ demonstrated He is the Son of God by His resurrection from the dead and, those who are 100% genuine—not 99%—in their desire to know Him, actually get to meet Him.

In a nutshell, the Bible (inspired by God with the Ten Commandments actually written by Him) provides evidence of true prophecy because is being fulfilled today. The Bible provides an accurate guide to the creation of the Israel nation via their Exodus route, and is very profitable for understanding the purpose of God and finding satisfaction in life. No other book comes close to having the Creator for its inspiration, nor actual writing by God Himself.

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Some Books Are Easier To Read Than Others, But Not Every Book Is That Important

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