In which way can the Bible be a book to trust?
Jesus told his disciples that he will return only once and that when he does, after a time of great tribulation, it will be visible to everyone and be followed by immediate and dire consequences for those unprepared and for those who were adversaries of God.
We should not be afraid to do research outside of the Bible. There are still many other things to be found, by doing so, that Jehovah’s people have yet to learn. To stop researching our Faith would be a big mistake. If we have “The Truth” than there is nothing to fear from such investigations. The trinitarians who say there is only one Bible the right one are giving several reasons for atheists and people against God to have enough proof to show them they are wrong also in their belief of God, because their sayings or words even do not match the bible words or ancient manuscript words and as such those people give a proof there would not exist a God.
Long before we started this website we encountered several so called Christian websites which tried to explain that there is a God Who exist and created everything. To proof there is that God they used mostly proofs of the existence of Christ Jesus. Some even went so far going to say that Jesus had to … Continue reading Trinitarians making their proof for existence of God look ridiculous #1
When men let their faith and confidence in the credibility of the Word of God get away from them, there is danger of lowering their ethical standard. A tottering faith in the Bible narratives shall bring morality to be unstable and to stagger also. When there is a rejection of the integrity of the Old Testament narratives there shall be no vibration to come to see the truth of this life and the person shall move or sway unsteadily or unsure in this materialist world were more and more people are moving away from God and are having their egoism being the base of their life disturbing their relationships, making them unstable.
Narrations and stories about men, women and peoples are delivered to mankind to bring a message of love and hope and we can see that by the centuries that passed, not much is changed to the words of those written documents or books and copied by many scribes who were serious about bringing over the right words. As the system announced in the Scriptures rests exclusively on the ground of being from Divine revelation, one might suppose that the deists and sceptics together with their coadjutors the rationalists, in thus rejecting the absolute foundation of Scripture revelation, need not give themselves any further trouble of "criticizing them." The credibility of the declarations of the prophets, Jesus and his disciples is greatly corroborated and rendered in a high degree probable. It will appear unwarrantable to charge men so far surpassing the best and most learned teachers of their age, with such a degree of enthusiasm or villainy, as must be ascribed to them, if their pretensions to a divine influence were either a delusion or in imposture.
Contrary to the sayings of KJV-only people, God has given His Word to all people in whatever language they speak and for eternally shedding light on His righteousness and honesty, His Word never telling lies. The Supreme Power also enables us to compare His Word like we can find it in print these days, with the ancient writings and original manuscripts which have been discovered by archaeologists after the 17th century.
KJV-only people often forget that in the many Bible Translation committees, all over the world, can be found many serious honest people who like to do justice to the Word of God. Several brainstormers from all sorts of religious groups often work together as a team to sit down to do some good bible hermeneutics for getting the best contemporary words placed in good readable and understandable phrases.
The Bible never had the intention to be a day-to day factual record of historical events. Biblical archaeology as a historical discipline can contribute to our understanding of Bible history, though we may find lots of people who do not want to make use of those new scientific and archaeological findings and keep claiming that their English King James Bible is the only true and right bible in the world, as if God would only have privileged the English speaking people to come to know His Word.. When looking at how many times scientists and politicians changed of opinion about certain matters or on their thoughts how everything works and how the world has been or should be constructed, we can see that they would better have listened more to the advice given in the book of books, the Bible.
The Elohim wants people to have a willingness to hear His Word Which He offers as a schooling-tool enabling all people to get insight and wisdom. Most of the time people did not want to listen to His word and preferred to follow their own fantasies or what they thought would be scientific right. As such we got creationists, flat earth believers, and many others, who after science brought some proves still did not want to believe it.
For matters that happened in the first century of our common era historians of the first century like Tacitus, Josephus and later ancient writers like Africanus provided enough material to go and further Alexandrian manuscripts, findings from the Qumram caves and research from contemporary archaeologists and historians like Blomberg, Henry, Scott, Tabor, Droge, Ramsay, Samuelsson and many others.
Since the 19th century the people who very suspicious because they did not see historical evidence could find one city after another, one civilization after another, one culture after another being found and restored to their proper places in ancient history by the studies of archaeologists and Bible scholars like Botta, Layard, Wellhausen, Winckler, Taylor, Archer a.o..