reply to post by Lucid Lunacy
Let me try to explain this in simple terms. I believe that 100% of the bible is from God, creation, young earth all of it. I was considered a genius
as a child, something that runs in our family. I only state this to eliminate from anyone's mind that I blindly came to this realization.
I have researched every scientific claim against the bible; I fully understand all of the evidence and claims made by science. The truth is nothing
about origins, speciation, or the age of the earth, can be considered scientific fact. And the assumptions build on themselves. To believe in the
claims of science has to be taken with at least as much faith as believing in God.
After spending more than a year simply studying the science in the bible it came clear to me that much of the bible speaks of scientific things that
we claim was unknown to man at the time the bible was written. Which gives more credence to the bible than to science. Seeing that when clear
irrefutable science is used to match up the bible the two actually agree. It is only when one dabbles in the scientific world of assumption that one
can dispute the bible's scientific accuracy.
Once I understood that the premises of Genesis could be true I began to contemplate the bigger issues. Now that I could accept the possibility of the
how I looked for the why. And no matter where you look, no matter what religion that you look to, the message of love always rises to the top.
Plain and simple Jesus teaches man to love in its simplest most basic truth. "Turn the other Cheek" Failure to do this is the root of all sin.
Simply "turn the other cheek" to your enemy at all time. Your enemy being sin. If sin is in front of you turn away. If your brother strikes you
turn the other cheek. It's not that he said love your neighbor, because they all said that. It is not so much "turn the other cheek" because
others have said that. The problem is Buddha only imagined a highly enlightened person was capable of grasping this concept.
Christ is the only one to teach that we are all capable of understanding. He teaches that all wisdom comes from God and that anyone that would "turn
the other cheek" to sin at all times would receive a helper. The Holy Spirit.
Up to this point I've shared the condensed version of my path. Here is where the proof, and the fact come in. I have been baptized by Christ, the
spirit of the lord lives in me, speaks understandable words to me, gives me instruction, answers all of my questions about love. But does so in such
a loving and slow revealing manor to not overwhelm me with the burden of my sin. So rather than facing punishment, which I expected, I received
Grace. Instead of suffering I received knowledge to understand the lies behind our sin.
This is why I can't give you the PROOF you are looking for. You either take me at my word that I found God and love within the pages of the bible.
For me this has become the only truth that matters to me. So whether I am delusional or the promise in the bible is true doesn't really matter
anymore, because the truth is simple God loves me and no one can convince me otherwise.
What you are looking for I can't directly give you. All I can give you is my testimony to how I found the truth. But understand this what I am
saying that I have found is exactly what Jesus promised I would find if I continued to seek after him earnestly.
The problem is you are debating 2 people who in essence cannot be debated. If a man/woman has an authentic experience with God, whatever way he had
this experience will be truth for him. The only thing to discern is which spirit is speaking to you. But Christ made this simple; a nation divided
against itself cannot stand. Since I know that everything in my being now cries out for love, than I know that I am following the right spirit.
I don't know if this helps. I can explain more about why I believe 100% of the bible to be the truth if you are open to the possibility?