Originally posted by Xeven
Well I was hoping for a wisper in my ear or a beam of light to come after asking this on here yet it still has not happend heh. I really do not expect
any religious people to comment because they will not sadly be able to do anything other than tell me what other men have told us all in books and in
words. There is no proof.
I really wish there was some cause it would be nice to know I had a big buddy out there looking after me but as life happens around me in what would
be a gods creation I find his presence extreemly lacking (other than mens words).
I do still believe that a creator is possible, but I also belive it could have all started with two particles comming together or some such. If there
is a god out there come let us know.
I can help, no problem. Has the bible been edited? Yes. But keep in mind, remember that we have extremely old scrolls and copies of the bible from
not too long after Jesus' life. So there is always a reference for us to check the versions up against, despite that there have been many. If the
bible suddenly was edited very inaccurately in a new version, people would know. It's true that, in the process of the bible being translated from
Hebrew/Greek to English, some message is lost. In other words, English cannot quite express in the ways of the other languages in a particular verse.
Our language simply is different and lacks certain aspects that the other languages have. But the verses in question are close, and does nothing to
harm or mislead the reader.
There is no doubt the bible has been tampered with. Look at the Mormons, or Jehova's Witnesses who have the "bible" but their books are very
different. The bible is one of God's very strong tools, and so threatens satan and what he wants. So he tries to tamper with it. But again, the
bible has remained very steady. If you ever have doubts, investigate it for yourself and compare the current version to the oldest scrolls and
documents. You'll be pleased.
Do you find contradictions or inconsistencies in the bible? I would argue that there are none. I recently did a whole thread where I answered or
explained "contradictions" for anyone who brought one up. Check that thread out in BelowTopSecret under the faith section. Or just ask one here
and I'll help you out.
You don't see God in this world/universe? Look at the massive scope of it all, and then the intricate details. Look at the galaxies, and look the
oceans, skies, and nature in general. Think He isn't involved in our lives at all? Yes, this world can suck with it's problems, but He is here.
He did not create the world as it is, but as perfect. What you see as our present earth is our own design and satan's taint. But that's part of
the point of Revelation, where He will remake and restore earth. Where do you think love comes from? Our life and conscienceness come from? We are
not just physical bodies here for a blink and then gone forever. God works in our lives. There are miracles. I've experienced one myself. Don't
let the media rule over your view on the world. They don't necessarily lie, but they only report the bad, violent, evil and wrong. There's another
Because God created everything, everything in creation should point to Him. Nature implies a creator, discoveries in physics reveals intelligent
design, WE point to Him as we are made in His image, our lives given by Him, and He has given us the bible to read. And it's not JUST another book
written by man. It's written in a way that no other books even come close to. There are intricacies and layers that the Quran and other books
don't contain. I can and will give many examples, but I'm running out of time. I'll be back soon.
That feeling you have, and desire and want to know the reality of God is real. Where do you think that drive and desire comes from? Are you being
delusional? No. It's because of His presence. I truly hope that you dig in and don't give up.