I always find it fascinating when a people refute the validity of the Bible based on a limited knowledge, view or understanding of the work they claim is some how flawed. Let me expound on this; I’ve often come across individuals who’ll offer a sideways comment or even attempt to debate “the bible’ when, quite frankly, they are NOT equipped, nor are they qualified to do so. An unqualified opinion belongs to someone who has no first hand knowledge of the book, subject or in depth study of it’s content. Would you respect a man if he walked up to a surgeon during surgery and told him that he was holding the scalpel wrong or that in his opinion, anesthesia was not necessary?!
There is no greater threat cast across the human mind than that of a self induced, man made God, of one’s own design. Mankind, in general is born helpless & dumb. No one human comes into life knowing it all. BUT yet, an oak tree doesn’t need to be educated on how to be an oak tree; Divine Intelligence has pre-programmed it. That’s the work and handywork of God and who could know it?! When that trees life is over, it will go on to house something or become the pages of a book, like the bible.
Based on the above, facts. Exactly what type of media, publication or source would be more acceptable, believable or profound than the words of Man, as God breathed them and inspired them to be written out. I know several people, in business and life, who upon referring a friend or trusted associate, would ask; “You trust this person?!” when the answer is yes, its almost always followed by, “with my life!” When Man trusts another, it’s a bond of brotherhood. God is not about to erect some epitaph that we couldn’t understand nor perceive to be from Him. If it were foreign, we would reject it. Heck, mankind rejects it anyway because man resists authority. It’s about as un-foreign as it could be, yet the absurdity of mankind would seek instruction from the neighbors psychic before opening the Holy Word God. Man, in his blinded state of ignorance can and has entrusted his most important matters to those who are less qualified than a kindergarten child. …”yes, sir, I would buy that house because I see a vision of you wearing a striped shirt descending from that staircase”….seriously?! . Oh yeah & “Your funshui flow & life path number is 26, there are 56 virgins waiting to receive you, just drink the coolaid!”…..c’mon…enough already!
There are more people in Ministry today than ever who arrived there out of an attempt to refute the bible. Like Saul (Acts 9) on the road to Dasmascus. God will and can work through many and any means to secure His children, even those who are arbitrary and bent on discrediting Him.
The word of God IS already accredited as supernatural based on Fulfillment of Prophecy…
God has repeatedly authenticated the supernatural character of Scripture through prophecy. In Isaiah 40–46, God states that He is distinguished from the other so-called gods in many ways (He is the Creator; He is the One who sits above the circle of the earth; etc.). God alone can tell the future (see especially Isaiah 41:21–29). Since the Bible alone contains detailed predictive and fulfilled prophecy, it alone can qualify as being authenticated by God.
Furthermore, truth be told, there is no other written work to date, more accurate, prophetic and historically sound, in print, to this day, than the canonized word of God! There are cross references that point back to, point forward to and self corroborate (pointing back and forth) to each other. So, essentially, things that were written by one man in one century unwittingly relate to and correspond to what another wrote in another time period, regardless of language and geological location. Those are barriers to any theory that the words or concepts are somehow orchestrated or subjugated by man. That boils down to a feat and an undertaking that can not be feigned or fauxed; it’s the thumbprint of an immutable, omnipresent, all knowing God.
Heavenly Father, Lord God almighty, I plead the blood of the Lamb covering over me and mine over those listening and reading. I thank you Lord, as You are opening the eyes of spiritual understanding and the ears of discernment. Lead Your elect in the ways of righteousness, deliver to those who seek Your face, an encounter of epic proportions. Now more than ever Lord, Your truth and Mercy is needed to ransom the hearts of wayward man. Thank you Father, that someone is enlightened by every one of Your words and that every act of obedience translates to work in the Kingdom of great value, that Your word returns unto You, not void! In the mighty name of Yehushua, our Lord Jesus Christ AMEN!
B.C.E. Old Testament (source:http://www.mediahistory.umn.edu/archive/biblicaldates.html)
- c. 2166 to c. 1876 Job
- c. 1446 to c. 1406 Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy
- c. 1406 to c. 1050 Joshua, Judges
- c. 1050 to c. 931 Ruth, Samuel, Psalms, Song of Solomon, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes
- c. 875 Obadiah, Joel
- c. 790 Jonah, Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Micah
- c. 732 to c. 726 Nahum, Zephaniah
- c. 640 Jeremiah, Lamentations, Habakkuk, Kings, Daniel, Ezekial
- c. 586 to c. 538 Haggai, Zechariah
- c. 458 Chronicles, Ezra, Esther
- c. 444 Nehemiah, Malachi
C.E. New Testament
- c. 50 I Thessalonians, II Thessalonians,
- c. 53 Galatians
- c. 55 Romans, I Corinthians,
- c. 57 II Corinthians, James (40 – 60 A.D.)
- c. 60 Mark, Luke, John, Colossians, Ephesians, Philippians, Philemon
- c. 62 I Timothy, II Timothy, Acts, Titus,
- c. 64 I Peter
- c. 66 II Peter
- c. 68 to 80 Hebrews
- c. 90 I John, II John, III John, Jude
- c. 95 Revelation
*´¨) ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨)
(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Susan SMZ3D ت smz ™ © ®
NOW on Podcast!
The Monday Message Blog
The Monday Message of FB
The Eternal Body Of Christ on FB
2 Timothy 3:16-17
King James Version (KJV)
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
2 Peter 1:21
King James Version (KJV)
21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
New King James Version (NKJV)
4 Who has performed and done it,
Calling the generations from the beginning?
‘I, the Lord, am the first;
And with the last I am He.’”
New King James Version (NKJV)
The Futility of Idols
21 “Present your case,” says the Lord.
“Bring forth your strong reasons,” says the King of Jacob.
22 “Let them bring forth and show us what will happen;
Let them show the former things, what they were,
That we may consider them,
And know the latter end of them;
Or declare to us things to come.
23 Show the things that are to come hereafter,
That we may know that you are gods;
Yes, do good or do evil,
That we may be dismayed and see it together.
24 Indeed you are nothing,
And your work is nothing;
He who chooses you is an abomination.
25 “I have raised up one from the north,And he shall come;From the rising of the sun he shall call on My name;And he shall come against princes as though mortar,As the potter treads clay.26 Who has declared from the beginning, that we may know?And former times, that we may say, ‘He is righteous’?Surely there is no one who shows,Surely there is no one who declares,Surely there is no one who hears your words.27 The first time I said to Zion,‘Look, there they are!’And I will give to Jerusalem one who brings good tidings.28 For I looked, and there was no man;I looked among them, but there was no counselor,Who, when I asked of them, could answer a word.29 Indeed they are all worthless;[a]Their works are nothing;Their molded images are wind and confusion.