The Error of Mindless Belief

Many church leaders and parents have made the huge mistake of saying we have to believe God without any sort of proof. Either they were too lazy to explain what we believe and why we believe it or they felt their authority being threatened. Either way, it has caused many seekers to reject Christianity as being irrational. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Empirical science shows that this world couldn’t have happened by chance. Order NEVER comes from chaos, as evolutionists claim. Neither has the universe always existed but it had a beginning and maker.

But sinful humanity continues to reject these facts. As we see in Israel’s case, they wanted gods which they could hold and use. Isaiah 45:9 (KJV) says, “Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?”

Paul also showed this habit of humanity to suppress awkward truths in Romans 1:20 (KJV). “For the invisible things of him (God) from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead;”

History also proves the Bible to be correct. Liberal scholars have doubted the existence of ancient peoples until their ruins were dug up. For example, ancient Jericho was unearthed destroyed just as the Bible described it. Joshua 6:20 (KJV) reports, “So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.”

Christ’s resurrection also proves the Bible’s accuracy. It would have been easy for the Pharisees to show Christ’s body to those who believed he arose had they found it still in the tomb. But Acts 1:3 (KJV) shows that he really did rise from the dead. “To whom also he showed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:”

Not only that but Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 15:6 KJV), “After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.”

I’ll be writing more about this abundant proof of Scripture’s veracity in You Think You’re Going to Heaven? My hope is that people will read my book and realize that we have accurate reports in the Bible. We don’t believe just because we’re supposed to and that’s that.

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What Did Christ Do After He Rose?

may2Easter is over and it’s on to the next event, or so it is with many people. In North America, it’s Mother’s Day. And as important as it is to recognize the hard work these women do in raising children, so should those folks who make disciples of all nations be recognized.

Christians are familiar with The Great Commission. Mark 16:15 (KJV) says, “And he (Christ) said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” We understand the “go” part but many missionaries in the past have forgotten about discipleship.

Luke recorded what Christ was busy doing before his ascension. Acts 1:3 (KJV) states, “To whom also he showed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:”
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And it wasn’t just a handful of disciples who our Lord met after his resurrection. The Apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 15:6 (KJV)  “After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.” The word “sleep” in this case means death.

Jesus had many things to teach his disciples before he ascended. They couldn’t understand at first that his kingdom was spiritual in nature and that he came to save all who would repent and follow him throughout space and time. John 12:16 (KJV) explains, “These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him.”may2b

I also had many misunderstandings of what Christianity entailed. For this reason, I plan on writing my next book called You Think You’re Going to Heaven? My hope is that I may save my readers from missing the mark and ending up in hell because of false teachers.