Believe it or Not
|Created by Gerard de Vos|
Category: Bible related
A very popular column was always Ripley’s, “Believe it or Not”. Here is another “Believe it or not”: “A book, which took one thousand five hundred years to write and was completed almost 2000 years ago, still commands incredible interest in society today!” This is so unique that it proves that this book is truly extra ordinary! This book is the Bible. It is the only book in the world that gives a revelation of who God is and what He is doing (we are talking only about the God of the Bible, no other). Much of the attention that the Bible gets is negative. If people want to get rid of God, they must get rid of the Bible, by showing it to be irrelevant, fallible, or not applicable to modern man.
But why is God such a threat? Does the Bible advocate mass murders, anarchy against governments, suicides, random murder, or theft? Clearly, the answer is no. So why is it under siege today? The Bible states that society is controlled by the master of the world system, the devil (1 John 5:19). That this is the truth can be seen in the continual battering of the Bible: it is just not an acceptable book to a certain segment of society. Some people regard it as their duty to destroy any faith in the Bible, to “rid the world of this superstition of believing in the God of the Bible”. They will go to ridiculous trouble to achieve their aim, even trying to prevent the telling of nativity stories to children around Christmas time. Their rationale: these historical accounts are very dangerous and perversive to young minds (of course the lies of evolution are so conducive to the development of young minds!).
Why would people blaspheme the names of God and of Jesus Christ, and not those of other religious leaders like Mohammed or Buddha, or even Gandhi? Because their names are not found in the Bible. The devil, who hates the Bible, and who controls society through people willing to do his bidding, is very busy, and if we are not wary, we might even be influenced by the lies to start doubting the Bible. The Bible clearly says that the devil is a condemned liar, who will one day be confined to eternal hell. He doesn’t want that message to be known. To prevent people from reading the Bible and believing its message he influences writers to defame this ancient book. Which other book commands such attention after thousands of years? Truly, this book has a supernatural origin. The Bible is not the work of men only, but it was designed by God. This is proven by all the books that have been written against the Bible. This Bible bashing is not a modern occurrence but an age old phenomenon. It already started in 178 AD when Celsus wrote ‘The True Doctrine’ criticizing the Bible.
The many people who are working so hard to discredit the Bible, even including some so called theologians, are doing the Christians a great service by demonstrating the supernatural, eternal character of the Bible (Ps 119:89). This book is the anvil that has outlasted many hammers!
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