posted on Feb, 21 2005 @ 10:10 PM
I believe what the Bible says!!! I
I guess this is WHY I believe.....
Life is a bit more complicated than I thought it would be when I was in my 20/30's. I AM a Christian, by that I mean I have chosen to believe that I
am imperfect and needed His intervention. I have come to this conclusion primarily upon LOGIC, not faith. Faith is one of those enigma's in today's
vocabulary that has lost it's meaning or has been interpreted differently by so many. My journey to this conclusion has a few factors that I will
share with the forum/thread.
Again before I go on I will try and be LOGIC-based and not bring in a bunch of Christian-eze mumbo jumbo.
Remember Back to the Future and the Delorian (sp?) Imagine if you were Micheal J Fox and some one asked you to go to five (only 5) different time
zones/geographical areas and meet one person in each time zone/area and ask them, "please write a book about God, I'll be back in 5 years to collect
Five years later you went and picked up the five books. Logically speaking what are the chances those five books would agree? What are the chances
those five books would build upon one another? What are the chances you could make any semblance out of them...to live by or the like? Snowballs in
your know where, right?
Different people! Different cultures! Difference Time frames! Different Premises! Different World view! etc etc...
Logically speaking you would have five unconnected books with five different perspectives, right?
Well, the Bible (torah, prophets, gospels, epistles, revelation) are not 5 books by five authors, but66 books by 40 authors...who did not know one
another, did not live in the same town, did not live in the same time line...authors were of every occupation and financial status........yet......the
Bible is a one-themed, continuing story. Doesn't prove it God's Word yet though...just something that might warrant another look.
Here's an undisputable fact (I believe at least after examining) Jesus of Nazareth claimed to be God, his followers claimed He claimed to be
God...and...non Christian journalist (such as Josephus) claimed He claimed he was God. Doesn't appear here to be different agendas going on. He said
it, His followers said He said it, third parties said He said it and even his enemies said He said it (Sanhedrin, Pharisies, etc)
SO...with all that said...we have only two LOGICAL outcomes. No religious double-talk here) Either you BELIEVE or you REJECT. Really no other options
right? If you believe, then to you HE IS LORD. If you REJECT there are really only two options for you.
1) JC knew he wasn't telling the truth, therefore he would be A LIAR
2) JC didn't know he wasn't telling the truth, therefore he would be A LUNATIC.
That's the only three logical outcomes...LIAR, LUNATIC of LORD. There is no room for him being a good guy and all, no room for him being a prophet as
every other religion on the face of the earth calls him. Because prophets don't lie and they are not usually in psych wards.
Most direct followers were killed for believing in JC. If they had stole his body and the romans excused, at least one of them would have squilled
just before their execution right? I would have...but NO-All these ordinary folks were willing to die for what they saw...WOW!
I have much more reasons why I choose now to believe, that I'll share later. hope this creates some more interesting discussions. Thanks for the