Tuesday, May 5, 2015

If You Cannot Do Likewise, Accept It As True

"And if ye are in doubt as to what We have revealed from time to time to Our servant, then produce a Sura [chapter] like thereunto; and call your witnesses or helpers (if there are any) besides Allah, if ye are truthful." Qu'ran, Sura 2:23

"But if ye cannot make one [a revelation] like unto it, ye are under condemnation if ye do not bear record that they are true." Doctrines and Covenants, Section 67:8
It is a bit ironic that two of Satan's false religions both make the same ridiculous circular arguments in an attempt to try and defend their supposed authenticity. Could you imagine the Bible, or any of God's prophets or apostles, saying, "If you cannot write a chapter or make a revelation as good as ours, then you should accept ours as true"? In fact, we see quite the opposite approach in the Bible. Regarding everything surrounding Jesus' life, in 2 Peter 1:18, Peter essentially says "You can believe us because we were there and we witnessed it," but he does not stop there. He says:
"We have something more sure, the prophetic word, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place..." 2 Peter 1:19
Like the Bereans who searched the Scriptures to see if the things the apostle Paul was telling them were true, Peter is telling his listeners to search the Scriptures to verify that what he is telling them, what he was witness to, is true. What he is saying is either true or it is not. He does not attempt to manipulate them with circular reasoning.

False religions created by the devil in order to deceive the nations and keep them in bondage to their sins and share an eternity in hell with him will try to use circular reasoning to try and prove themselves. If your religion cannot stand on its own, as Christianity can and has through centuries of scorn, skepticism, and disbelief, then your religion is false. Only one book, and only one religion, has stood the tests of time and constantly been proven to be accurate and true. Such a book can only be supernatural in origin and such a religion can only be the creation of God. The Bible is that book, and Christianity is that religion. All other religions are man-made and fall apart under scrutiny and examination. Skeptics have attacked the veracity of the Bible for centuries, and yet science, history, and archaeology continually unearth evidence that supports and verifies the authenticity of the Bible.

The Bible is the only book that hangs its credibility on its ability to write history in advance—without error!

The Bible is true from cover to cover, whether you choose to believe it or not. It does not attempt to manipulate you the way the Qu'ran and the Mormon book Doctrines and Covenants do. It is true on its own merits. You do not have to believe it if you are unable to write anything nearly as good. Even with all the scientific, historical, and archaeological evidence to support the Bible, the choice to believe it is entirely up to you. God invites you to believe it and to respond accordingly, but many refuse to because they do not want to be accountable to anybody other than themselves. Nevertheless, they will be held accountable for their life and actions and their rejection of God and His Son and the work performed on the cross at Calvary. You can reject the truth of Scripture, but you cannot deny it. We all know in our heart of hearts that it is true and that we are responsible. We can try and convince ourselves otherwise all we want, most of the time unconvincingly, but it will not change a thing. Rejecting God, His Word, His Son, and His salvation is like rejecting the concept of gravity, walking off a cliff and plummeting to your death. If you are going to make such a decision, do not make it lightly. Make sure you understand the ramifications of your decision.