“Since when does the scientific community: deny evidence because it complains about the format in which it’s found, refuses to acknowledge material when it runs counter to the bias that is clung to (being the predominate or strongest view) or denies the relativity to topic of a subject… just because it does not accept its own principles can and do apply?“
Games… the things mankind does enjoy as a distraction to everyday normal activities. Some of these games go way beyond this boundary, such as: mind games (to exert a faux-sense of dominance), reality and pseudo-psycho sensuality (bondage and submissive qualities) or even to attempt to intimidate someone (this to skirt the very definition to either harassment or borderline hate). For the topic and subject matter to be discussed here, with this article, I will focus on the latter… whereby limiting the emphasis (for now) on intimidation of christian belief- or reasoning for not caving in on your christian faith; evidence for belief itself.
This is the day and time to understand the soundness to claims made in the Bible, as valid claims of truth, do retain the veracity for the basis to our faith. As an example, there have been many people throughout the world make the claim they are prophets, a known fact (scientifically recognized or not), but it does not come (worldwide) with the same truth as is understood in the Bible. Let me explain! When it comes to what is shared in the Bible, what has been: declared, foretold and given by a Prophet… was not considered unless it was one hundred percent (100%) accurate. This is defined further below… from two sources, the first here (know there are two things to be looked at from the first link… the link itself and what is seen below first)) and the second found here.
Jesus is unique in that his life was prophesied in detail by Bible prophets centuries before he was born. Below is a selection of Bible prophecies that found fulfillment during the life of Jesus the Messiah about 2,000 years ago, found here (Page one, two, and prophesies concerning Israel herself here). Please know there are many more… to numerous to list them all!
Clearly, then, a prophet is an authorized spokesperson for God with a message that originated with God and was communicated through a number of means. When God spoke to these spokespersons, they had no choice but to deliver that word to those to whom God directed it.
The Call of the Prophet. It is impossible to demonstrate from the text of Scripture that each person called to be a prophet received a specific call from God; however, that fact may be explained by the brevity of our records and by the fact that it was not the purpose of Scripture to record all such details. It is enough for us to know that in many cases there was such a definite call from God, as the testimonies of Elisha, Isaiah, Amos, Hosea, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel demonstrate.
When it should be something that we put in practice, as examples ourselves, we can put our best foot forward and truly hope for the life to come.
To assume christianity is ‘a blind faith’ is farther from the nature of our belief (faith) and is, in fact, the opposite of what christianity is all about. There are: eyewitness accounts (this is still the legal precedent [benchmark] and a part of Civil and Legal Sciences), historical (and provable) facts (another viewpoint of historicity), and if science (is as a touch and feel experience to something tangibly discerned) then Archaeology does more to prove what is in the Bible than not. Someone would have to deny their own senses, given by God, to think otherwise- even though this statement might raise the ire of those opposed to this view. When an order to life itself is not seen (even overlooked or undervalued) in: the movement of the heavens, the diversity to creation (or nature) and the complexity of DNA or the molecular level of life… science would appear to be the basis or fulcrum to complete a person’s denial. Time is based on the regularity, and motion, of the heavenly bodies… not to see or understand this principle is absurd. There was a time when Darwin himself did not know about the scale of life found in the cellular level and smaller still. Here are two quotes from Darwin…
“The question of whether there exists a Creator and Ruler of the Universe has been answered in the affirmative by some of the highest intellects that have ever existed.”
― Charles Darwin
[What is not mentioned here (above) is that he is not one that agreed in the affirmative.]
“At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilised races of man will almost certainly exterminate and replace throughout the world the savage races. At the same time the anthropomorphous apes, as Professor Schaaffhausen has remarked, will no doubt be exterminated. The break will then be rendered wider, for it will intervene between man in a more civilised state as we may hope, than the Caucasian and some ape as low as a baboon, instead of as at present between the negro or Australian and the gorilla.”
― Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man
[When one considers Darwin… as intelligent but finds this quote among his many- is to realize how ignorant smart people can be… and how wrong they can really be about a field of study not their own- unless their intention was to create or promote a specific bias!]
Terms like: irreducible complexity, intelligent design, the ‘Big Bang ‘theory, Abiogenesis, Chaos theory and the complexity of DNA sequencing to produce enzymes supporting life itself… have been a great source of contentious debate. To truly look at just how diverse a Nucleic acid sequence is… look for the digital picture of its complexity here. I have found one article I found humorously appealing… and I hope you will see this the same as I do. See this one here.
There are so many ‘word games’ used by mankind to either dispel the information given man by God in the Bible (and I do believe God gave the information to man… for man) but man cannot be capable of including the complexity of information found within the information in the Bible- as we know it contains more than meets the eye. Here I’m referring to ‘the Bible codes‘ which were found by Dr. Eliyahu Rips and the controversy surrounding it still. If you would like to listen to a piece or more of related material (on MP3 [choice of five important topics] and about twenty minutes each) then listen to Chuck Missler explain it as only he can- straight forward and scientifically in favor of CHRISTIAN VIEWS here.
Galatians 3:28 KJV
28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
[The apostle’s design is to show the common right of believers, of every nation, condition, and sex… demolish the pride, vanity, and boasting of the Jews, their men especially, who valued themselves.] http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/gills-exposition-of-the-bible/galatians-3-28.html
1 John 1:7 KJV
7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
Hebrews 10:30 KJV
30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
1 John 3:2 KJV
2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
Games… put your game face on and deal with the truth of God first- find it more important to be right with God than right with what man thinks… by chance or not. When one concludes it was God telling the prophets what to say… and when, there is an aspect to the relationship God desires from each of us. If you have found excuse after excuse… now is the time you would be best served to seek out God, and to know God truly cares for those He calls His own. Are you one of His own? I pray you will consider the information provided… you will won’t you? (D.V.)
Your Brother in Christ Jesus,
P.S. Here is another three articles I wrote some time back- shore up your mind and your faith… take a chance and consider this also. You can find them here.