Suggestions. anyone?

Hey, y’all! This is just a post to let all of you know that I am open to any suggestion on what I should write on next. Please be warned that I will screen through everything heavily, and if I feel like it’s a subject that isn’t appropriate, it will not be written on.

So, just comment on this post, or on the About page! I still have some things that have already be written, but would like to know what you, as the readers, are interested in.

The Trolls Are Coming…AAAHHH!!!!!

I am quite active on Google Plus and usually scroll through the “What’s Hot” section. I always come across some post regarding Christianity, like a verse, or a quote based on a verse. And, almost without fail, there are a few kinds of trollers:

1. The cursers and swearers

2. Those that have been educated beyond their level of intelligence (meaning to say that this people have stuffed their brain with too much useless and highly dubious information; therefore, causing their brain to overheat and totally become useless. Most of the time, they don’t even know what they are saying.)

3. The “Amen!” group

4. Once in a very, very long while, those that are truly curious as to what Christianity is about

5. And then, there are some like me, the apologetics

 

The main ones I want to talk about are numbers 1 and 2. Let’s start with number one:

This trolls usually post up a colorful range of imaginative curse words that are designed to set all of us thinking.

Just kidding, they are just a bunch of hobos that want attention and people to come attend their everlasting pity party. Their comments really have no substance, just empty fluff to try to get people to notice their insignificant lives. And, when there is no response to them, they will try to give a few more comments, but if there is ultimately no RSVP to their pity party, then they try their luck somewhere else. If you were to visit their wall feed, you should not be surprised to see that the majority of their post are aimed at ridiculing, blaspheming, and denouncing Jesus Christ.

Good luck trying to carry a coherent debate with them, because the only words they actually know the meaning of, and how to use them, are vulgarities.

 

Then, there is number two. This is a bunch of highly trained intellectuals that are way smarter than any of us will ever be. They are the sages of our time, the ones who will mould and shape our future.

Haha…just kidding again. This are just of people that have a lot of free time on their hands and like to go onto the internet to find things to discredit the reality of the Bible, God, and Jesus Christ. These people are usually a highly advanced form of number one. They do, however, share a similar characteristic, that is, they also love to swear and curse, especially when they know that they are losing their arguments. Even if you present them with irrefutable evidence to their fairy tale claims, they will still cling on to their sinking life boat or they will curse you and your entire lineage and posterity.

For this group, you should be well versed in evolution VS Creation and with common “contradictions” in the Bible. Because, that is their usual ammo.

 

Now, why do I sometimes jump into this foray? Mainly because – it challenges my faith, it teaches me to be a stronger Christian, it gives me plenty of misconceptions the world has with God and the Bible in general. Therefore, it may be draining sometimes, all the getting cursed at and random information being thrown into your face, but it allows me to see God in a whole new different perspective. And, it ultimately makes me thankful that I am already a Child of God. This reminds me of something that Ray Comfort wrote:

“Almost every evening Sue and I watch stress-free rugby. It’s stress free because they are recorded games, and Sue checks the scores to see if our teams won. (If they didn’t, we don’t watch).
That means when the other teams score, we know a secret. We win, no matter what happens.
That’s also why the Christian never gets stressed, because we know a secret. We win no matter what.”

The Bible -Is It True? (History, Part 2/3)

History and archaeological facts have also proved that the time frame and descriptions in the books of the Bible are accurate and true. Here are another four examples:

Tel Dan and the Tel Dan Stele In 1838, the “Father of Biblical Geography” – Edward Robinson discovered the archaeological site of Tel Dan. This was the place in Judges 18:29 “And they called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their father, who was born unto Israel: howbeit the name of the city was Laish at the first.”
Then, at around 1993-1994, while excavations were still ongoing at the Tel Dan site, the Tel Dan Stele was found. Written on the stone are the words “House of David.” This pointed David’s reign as written in the books of Samuel and Kings. And, also proving David to be a real person, not just a mythical hero.
Both the Tel Dan and Tel Dan Stele are tourists attractions in the Israel.

Hittites This ancient civilization was once thought to be a Biblical legend and never really existed.
Okay, hold up, I am going to take a break from here and mention something first. It is interesting to note that even though historians and archaeologist once thought that this was a fake civilization, there is no mention of this in most websites and books. There’s no “Oops, apparently, we were wrong, and the Hittites do exist!” Instead, most of the researches just states that the Hittites were real, as if they knew it all the time, so that they would not be embarrassed that the Bible had once again proved that it was correct.
All right, back to the subject! The first mention of the Hittites in the Bible was in Gen 15:20 “And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,” They are then mentioned for about another twenty-one times throughout the Old Testament.
The civilization of the Hittites is also open for tourists.

The Flood as Described in Genesis Throughout human history there have been many accounts or stories of a world wide flood. For example, there are ancient flood myths from Greece and the Epic of Gilgamesh. In China, there was the “Great Yu,” while in India, there was “Matsya.” And then, there is the Biblical account of the Flood. And, unlike all the other myths, this account has physical evidence supporting this world wide flood.
There have been fossilized marines found on top of MOUNTAINS. Evolution tries to explain this away by millions of years of plate tectonics. But, in the first place, evolution did not happen, therefore there is no such thing of “millions of years.” And, think about this, how come the majority of the fossils are still intact if plate tectonics did happen? I would expect to have more broken pieces of fossils then whole ones.
Then, there are the massive graveyards of bones with all kinds of animals fossils in the mix. Some of the fossils, according to evolution, weren’t even suppose live during the same time. But, hey, what do you know? This “contradicting fossils” were in the same mix!
All this pointed to something catastrophic that happened on a world wide scale.

Hezekiah’s Siloam Tunnel Inscription This tunnel was discovered in 1838 and was described in 2 Chronicles 32 and 2 Kings 20:20. It told of how King Hezekiah was besieged by Sennacherib, king of Assyria. To conserve the water during the siege, King Hezekiah built the Slioam Tunnel and also stopped all the water on the outside of the city to make it harder for the Assyrians.
This is also open for tourists.

So, my friends, we have just gone though four – among a host of others – historical and archaeological evidences that, again, prove the validity of the Bible. Do take note again, that even though the Bible can be used to sometimes find some relics, it is not to be used solely as a textbook for such. It has a greater message that it conveys – the message of salvation!

The Bible – Is It True? (Science, Part 1/3)

The Bible is not a scientific book. It has a greater purpose than just serving that – mainly, the Gospel. However, littered throughout the Bible, there are simple statements made regarding the science realm, which have been proven correct hundreds to thousands of years later. This only serves to prove the validity of the Bible. Here are four facts – among a host of others – found:

Leviticus 17:11 “For the life of the flesh is in the blood…”
The book of Leviticus was written during 1440-1400 B.C. and informed the nation of Israel that the blood is an important component of life itself. Let’s take a short look at what the red blood cell does for us:
-forms blood cots around a wound
-regulates body temperature
-transports oxygen to our lungs and tissues
and so on…
Now, a microscopic red blood cell is such an important and complex cell, and yet, “science” is teaching us that this red blood cell came about by chance, in a big bang, and gradually evolved into this essential-for-life cell. Really? Don’t you think that there need be an Intelligent Design behind this?
Bleeding of patients to let out “bad blood” has been around for about three thousand years now and has only recently not been used. It has not been proven to cure any diseases and on the contrary, did cause some deaths. Probably the most famous was George Washington, who died from too much bloodletting and complications stemming from it.

Job 26:7 “…and hangeth the earth upon nothing.”
There were many different views on what the earth was resting on. For the Greeks, it rested on the shoulders of Atlas. For the Hindus, the world rested on four elephants who stood at the four corners of the world. There was also the idea the the earth rested on the back of a giant turtle.
However, the first look from outer space showed us that the earth literally hangs upon nothing. It’s just there…and the book of Job was probably written around 2000 B.C.

Job 28:25 “To make the weight for the winds…”
In 1643, Evangelista Torricelli invented the mercury barometer and proved that the air/wind had weight. Once again, Job was written around 2000 B.C. and this fact was not discovered by secular scientists until 3500 plus years later.

Ecclesiastes 1:6 “The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits.”
Over here, King Solomon states that the wind moves in “circuits” or patterns, also known today as wind trades. The Portuguese were one of the first to realize that there was a wind pattern that they could follow to travel across the Atlantic Ocean in order to reach South Africa.
By 1847 to 1849, Matthew F. Murray – Pathfinder of the Seas – drew up a rough wind trade chart, mapping out the wind circuits.
Oh, and, by the way, the book of Ecclesiastes was written in 970 B.C. – 930 B.C., about 1900 years before Matthew Murray’s recorded wind trade chart.

So, my friends, as I mentioned, this book is not written to be used as a science manual, however this little statements found throughout the Bible, and proven to be true, only serve to prove the authenticity of the Bible.

 

Chicken or Egg?

According to evolution, man was not created directly by God but evolved from animals. Evolutionists say that at some point in history, certain animals began accidentally changing in ways that eventually produced a man. The idea of evolution has many weaknesses. It cannot explain the beginning of the world; it gives a false impression of man.

Man differs from animals in possessing language and thought. Anyone who believes that man evolved from animals must explain how language and reason began…logic has set traps in a series of “chicken and eggs – which came first?” problems.

Human thought requires language. Much of our thinking is in words. When we think, we sort of listen to ourselves talk inside our heads. Language, on the other hand, requires thought. Unless there is thought behind the sounds called language or speech, what comes out is mere gibberish. Which came first, language or thought?

Without language and men talking to one another, there would be no truly human society. Instead of society, there would be merely a herd or swarm. But language means communication and therefore assumes men living together in society. Which came first, society or language?

Genesis, of course, does not have these problems of logic. It presents man as the direct creation of God and from the very first having language, thought, and society. The evolutionists’ only escape from logic is to downplay man’s special characteristics. He underrates man’s speech and reason.

To an evolutionist, man is nothing more than a computer made of flesh and bones. The result of humanism is putting man in place of or above God…The Bible’s account of the beginning elevates God. It also elevates man, but not at God’s expense. Humanism, whether in the guise of evolution or of some other view, tries to build man up by playing down or ignoring God. It rebels against God but utterly destroys man by making him no different from an animal or a machine.

Adapted from Jerry Combee, History of the World in Christian Perspective

Romans 1:19-25

Just thought I’d share a verse – Romans 1:19-25:

19 ¶ Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.