- 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)
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)
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)
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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