Today there is an assault on the Bible like never before, from all quarters. Even some churches are discounting some of the doctrine and teachings in this Word of God. As humans become more knowledgeable and sophisticated, there is an attempt to make the Bible out to be a myth or combination of myths woven together by unsophisticated people sometime in the past.
Having diligently read as well as studied four different translations over a span of more than forty years and experiencing some of the manifestation’ therein, I can assure you that it is real and alive as well, just as it says it is. For, “The word of God is alive and powerful and shaper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of spirit and soul and joints and marrow and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
The Bible also says; “Every word of God proves to be true no matter who questions it.”
In watching a documentary about the Bible and its origins I was loathed to find that the intent was to destroy the most read book in the world by finding and analyzing shards of pottery and little pieces of bone, thereby discrediting the story of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. I turned the documentary off, instinctively knowing they were headed in the wrong direction.
In the documentary these so-called “experts” of archeology were blathering away about something they really knew little about. They chose to pick the bible apart. I didn’t see the rest since I knew where these so called scholars were coming from. Their clear intent was to cause the viewer to question its veracity. “Did God really say?… Doesn’t that sound familiar?
Since there may be small discrepancies in Holy writ, they don’t amount to a hill of beans in the overall picture of it or of spiritual doctrine found therein. But since the spiritual content of the Bible can only be discerned by the illumination of the Holy Spirit, mankind is sure to get things wrong aside from Him. “The Holy Spirit will lead you into all truth.”
The two subjects that most interested me in school were science and archeology, and I know enough to know that you can’t draw conclusions based on wild speculation. This happens all the time by people searching for acclaim, particularly in archeology since many of the things studied were from times past for which there is no written record.
It really angers me to think that some pseudo-intellectuals are so willing to try to make a name for themselves that they do so at the expense of another’s faith and hope. Being devoid of that hope, these unbelievers are sucking many others into the black vortex of hopelessness where they themselves reside; a hellish place, one where misery loves company.
Years ago I was on an archeological dig in the Panhandle of Florida. The leader of the expedition was all business and had a pompous demeanor toward the rest. This professor had us looking for shards and any relics dating back to the first European settlement in the continental United States, which even preceded St. Augustine. At that very time I was doing extensive research on the same topic for a screenplay I was writing about Spanish exploration and their settling in this part of the world.
I had read extensively about the Spanish and the founding of the New World, since some of them may have been my ancestors. (The first Torres in the New World had come here on the very first voyage by Cristobal Colon (Christopher Columbus) and was a Spanish Jew who was a linguist.) I may have mentioned this to her as I was very much into what we were doing. The woman only sneered at me with a holier than thou attitude, huffed and turned away. Apparently she knew all there is to know about that period of history.
In any case, I relished the idea of being there and seeing the relics unearthed firsthand. When the local newspaper came to report on the findings they took photographs. The professor was all primed to see her face in the newspaper the next day, and low and behold, the only person appearing was the mother of my children, Caroline, who had found a sewing needle among other small artifacts!
Looking back over a lifetime of following historical digs I can honestly say that many, if not most of these men and women want to be the first to discover something of great importance or divulge something missed by the rest of humanity and intellectual élite. By making a name for themselves these archeologists are able to continue to get funding for their travels and bank accounts, not to mention the accolades they so desperately seek. “Thinking themselves to be wise, they became utter fools.”
Those who would try to discredit the Bible do so at their own peril, as they have no hope or faith or even reason to be to sustain them; and they will be held accountable by God the master of the universe at the great white throne judgment. “Be not deceived, for God is not mocked, for whatsoever man sows, that shall he also reap.”
Since we are made in his image and his likeness we too have power over life and death, “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Just by asking Christ into your life to forgive your sin of unbelief and to enlighten you – he will do just that. “And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding shall guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
Another three verses come to mind when dealing with Holy Scripture. “Without faith it is impossible to please God.” And, “The just shall live by faith.” Also, “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.” Case closed.
Over the Christmas holidays I contended with two Jehovah’s Witnesses and shared my testimony with three foreign exchange students from Argentina—at the world famous Naples fishing pier. The student’s were eager to hear what I had to say. They were like lost souls searching for water in the desert of life. It was very gratifying to do so.
By the way: A Christian motion picture company named Pure Flix is coming on strong, not at the box office, but on video. It seems they are dealing in stories with the subject of morality more than anything else.
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and www.theprophecies2016 movie and book.