To fallar is to fail. Infallible on the other hand is the incapability of failing.
I was perusing the ATS forums tonight and in the thread "Not psychic/but something" I came across this statement:
"For centuries they used and changed the holy text to fit their missions. Are prayer and repentance not a practice of magic. Are you sure the one
you pray to is the one true God or an imposter of tricks that guides your way?
Are you certain the Bible you read is not a forgery bent to the will of man?
I am pretty certain that when the poster used the words "holy text" it was in reference to the Bible, as later on they mention the Bible leaving it up
to debate in their mind as to whether it is really God's word and not man's.
Read through the rest of the thread and really didn't see any argument to the doubt that was brought out here, so wanted to make a thread and point
out some things I've come across in my decades-old search for truth.
The books found in the Bible certainly are old. But have they been changed throughout the centuries as was claimed by the poster? If that was the case
when we find older existing texts of the Scriptures we should be able to detect the fraud!
Let us take the Dead Sea Scrolls as an example. Before they were discovered the oldest known manuscripts of the book of Isaiah were 1,000 years older
than the Dead Sea Scroll of Isaiah carbon-dated to about 300 B. C. E. Here is a link to information about the Isaiah Scroll here:
So between the 1,000 years was a lot of changing taking place? Comparing the texts that were a thousand years older with the Dead Sea Scroll of Isaiah
it was discovered that there were no changes in the later copies, even 1,000 years later.
We can see the statement of the poster that said that the text had been changed over the years to fit man's agenda does not hold up under scrutiny.
There are spurious texts that have been added into certain translations of the Bible over the years, but faithfully studying older manuscripts
scholars are able to detect the fraudulent, spurious texts added into the Bible. One example is a verse that upholds the very pagan and very unholy
Trinity doctrine found in the Catholic Bible at 1 John 5:7. This was indeed added to try and influence, and successfully so the people's mind's away
from the truth about who God and his only-begotten created son Jesus Christ are. But we can see the spurious addition, and faithful translators remove
Another thing to think about is that the text in the Bible was recorded by Jews. Everyone used to pen God's word were descendants of Abraham through
his grandson Jacob, of the nation of Israel.
The Israelites were a unique people among the ancient world in their beliefs and practices. To this day many Jews are still very traditional and
consider themselves as separate and above everyone else. I know this from personal experience. Not to say they are all like this. Unlike the records
of other nations where the defeats and the defects of the leaders are glossed over and omitted from their known secular histories, the Bible is very
candid about Israel's sordid past. If you actually read through it, while you find there were always good examples of God fearing people among the
Jews, the far majority of them were bad. And the defeats, the sins and errors, and ultimately their destruction was written by their own historians in
a very candid and honest manner.
Even the best of the Jews such as Moses, David, and so forth have records of gross errors, such as David's sin of adultery, and his murder of
Bathsheba's husband to try and cover it over. Or when Moses stopped being meek for a time and accepted glory for something God did through him, and
because of his gross temporary lack of good judgement lead to him dying before entering into the promise land as a punishment.
Most of what religion teaches is steeped in pagan tradition, and spiritism. But the Bible rejects all of that. In fact it is very unique among all of
the ancient holy texts. Why? Because it alone talks of the one true God. No other ancient book, no ancient or recent holy text talks of one true God.
In this the Hebrew and Greek scriptures found in the Bible are entirely unique in world history. You can do your research, it has already been done by
others in the past, but you can try and you will find no other ancient text referring to one true God.
I will get back to the part about spiritism because it is an important one. But first talking about what the archeological records tell us about
things discussed in the Bible. The more that is discovered, the more ancient events, places, and people in the Bible are confirmed in the historic
record in secular history.
Another thing, the Bible was penned by 42 different writers over a period of about 2,000 years. And when reading through the texts they are all in
agreement with each other. That is, it is all canon. That in and of itself is an inhuman feat. Think about it. In the past written records were not
nearly as easy to use as they are today. I know of a family who as a project undertook to make a replica of the scroll of Isaiah. And when it was
finished (it was one long parchment with writing, no chapter number, no verses) you could see how long it must have taken and how difficult it would
have been to study and locate specific events and texts. That people over a span of 2,000 year (a little less) were able to all be in agreement is not
Even today when you see arguments of people over modern-day pop culture fiction such as Star Wars, Star Trek, and comics such as the Marvel Universe,
although only decades old, no one gets canon right. There are always contradictions. Even in video game histories such as the game series The Elder
Scrolls. There are videos on YouTube you can watch where people tear through the contradictory lore of the fictional universe created.
And when you really read the Bible, it contradicts and condemns much of what people have proclaimed to do in the name of its God. So it really isn't
God or the Bible's message that is at fault. But power-hungry and dishonest people that contradict what the Bible teaches such as the totally
unscriptural teaching of the "divine right of kings" or unscriptural doctrines and God-dishonoring teachings such as the Hellfire doctrine, and others
that are not found in scripture.
We can go on and on about really good reasons to believe that the Bible really is reliable, recorded history that has been inspired by the one true
God. For the open-minded person it is worth the investigation! I have found that to be the case and have convinced myself of its divinity. It really
is God's word given to man.
In fact I have found this to be the case in my lifetime, a simple, yet elegant truth: The only two reliable books are both inspired by God. The first
is the book of creation wherein we find written the four fundamental laws of the universe: (1) gravity, (2) electromagnetism, (3) the strong nuclear
force, (4) the weak nuclear force. By means of these fundamental established laws of the universe that are true and wholly reliable (even if we
totally do not understand them) we are able to calculate with precision trajectories to send satellites to the moon and far off and distant planets
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