The Bible is Proof of God
The Bible is Proof.
The Holy Bible exists. It is a thing. It is a compilation of writings. It is a compilation of what many people thought and somehow transcribed. It is filled with stories. Some of the stories appear to be first hand accounts and others appear to be plain old authoritative writing. The writings of the bible are very ancient, over 1,000 years old. For whatever reason the writings of the bible are believed by millions and millions living and millions more before. There are over 300 versions of the bible and the are substantially the same. The bible is the most read book in the history of man. The bible is the largest best seller of all times. The bible is in over 220 languages. One half of the bible is accepted by over half of all people in the world as authoritative.
Now what all that proves is for each person to decide. We are not talking one bit of faith here. Leave faith someplace else -- your faith that is. Leave agnosticism over there; we are not trying to "prove" there is God, just offer some proof. You are still entitled to your doubts.
Atheism is welcome unless you just cannot accept modern persuasive methods of proof. This is not a laboratory or a mathematics quiz. This is about accepting one jigsaw puzzle piece of proof that there is God.
Building blocks, evidence is blocks and they can stand alone.
This video and song is proof that Van Morrison and Cliff Richards believe in God. It sure would look funny if they said they did not :-) God bless them both!
What do you think
Does the bible exist?
Now take it easy.
Again, this does not prove the existence of God. It is only offered to you as some proof. It is not the smoking gun and it does not trump any other proof. It is just a small bit of proof. (not small in the grand spectrum of things) It is just a book.
Think this way. I am accused of bludgeoning my wife to death, by beating her in the head with a hard blunt object. My bible was found with blood all over it next to her body. It does not prove I beat her with the bible. But the bloody bible is proof in the case. You see the fact that there was a book with blood all over it next to a body in my home ties much together.
Our bible in the seeking of truth is likewise just evidence that must be put together with other evidence in order to make a case. (throw in that I am a bible thumping preacher and my wife was caught in adultery and that I am violent and known to hit people with a bible and wow you have a case --- throw in an eye witness and my prints and statements that I would kill her and wow you have a great case)
The bible alone does not make the case. Likewise for us the bible does not make the case but it is evidence. The bible cannot talk or relate except that it exists.
We can nearly prove the existence of 1 billion years of earth existence just by this rock. But it is just evidence.
So the problem comes in a strange form.
Atheists do not want to grasp a hold of the above truths. It is as though giving one inch will physically hurt them. The above is just ancient and current common sense and logic. It is not fancy pantsy legal and it is not scientific.
The attacks that are proper are over the use and application and credibility of the bible. But for some reason the Atheist attacks the notion, the very notion that the book exists. Attack the credibility and argue the authorship and debate the nuance but denying that it is evidence of something is just ridiculous.
How could a court whose judge swore on the bible and the witness swore on the bible and the jurors that swore on the bible accept that it is not evidence of anything at all? Fine if you insist you do not need to swear on a bible or to God that you shall tell the truth or faithfully fulfill the obligations of your office, but that is a strange and rare occurrence. I saw it once.
Evidence of the Atom
Did you know that evidence of the atom is not real for 99.9% of us. We can hold a bible and see it and smell it and even read it. We can even touch it and hear it when it hits the floor.
They (the scientists) tell us we can see the atom through a telescope we have never seen, and they show us fancy videos they make through some ununderstandable telescopic film concept. But could they prove that stuff in a court of law? Yes they could if we believe the expert that testifies to it.
In fact I "believe" in atoms though I have never seen one. Sound familiar. Some folks in a discipline I do not fully grasp explain it and swear that it is true, so I believe them. Some cleric with two doctorates swears to me that the bible is not just evidence but true in all respects, sorry I do not believe him, Sorry but based on that stuff the scientist wins everytime.
But I do have faith and believe in God with or without "evidence". I am free!
It looks like that Colorado River cut the gorge that is the Grand Canyon.
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