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Archive for Nov. 12, 2012

God Is Not A Fairytale

Your parents warned you that if you kept making strange faces that your face would freeze that way. Reality: Not unless you are in a very cold climate. They threatened you that if you didn’t obey them they would beat you in an inch of your life. Reality: Not unless they want to go to prison. They scolded you for not cleaning up your room, saying that the board of health would condemn your room. Reality: The board of health doesn’t even know where you live. They warned you to wear clean under wear in case you were involved in an accident. Reality: No one really cares if you have dirty underwear once you’ve had an accident.

Your parents told you there was an Easter bunny, but that was a lie. Your parents told you there was an tooth fairy, but you found out that was a lie too. Then they told you about Santa Claus and flying reindeer, and that too was a lie as well.

If you were very fortunate, you had Christian parents who taught you something even more incredible than all of these. Let me see if I can illustrate what all Christian parents may have taught you:

They taught you about a God who loved you so much that he sent his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to die for your sins. Jn 3:16 They taught you to love God with all of your heart, soul, strength, and mind. Deut 6:5,7 They instructed you in the way of God by reading and teaching the bible to you. 2 Tim 3:15  They took you to church each Sunday, and to church organized bible studies, and gospel meetings. Heb 10:25 By the time you were turning into a teenager you had heard all you needed to know, and were ready to obey the gospel of Christ. Your parents guided you in all this time to continue learning the Word of God until you were able to teach and guide others. Reality: To everyone that believes and knows the truth, this one is true.

Conclusion: In this life you will hear many frivolous warnings, fairytales, and false doctrines, but remember this, God is  not one of them. He created the universe and everything in it. Ps 100:3 Well learned men and women in universities will tell you this too is a fairytale, but believe it or not, this time they are the carrier of tales. These are the ones who pretend that there is no God, and that humans evolved over millions of years from monkeys.

So how can one prove God is not a fairytale? Read the bible for yourself, and consider these facts: Isa 34:16f; 1 Tim 4:13

1. The Bible was written by over 40 authors who came from just about every walk of life, including fisherman, kings, a butler, priests, and a tax collector. The 66 books of the Bible were written over a 1,500 year span in three languages, on three continents with one theme, no errors, and no contradictions.

2. The Bible is literally filled with detailed prophecies that have been fulfilled with 100% accuracy.

3. No archaeological discovery has ever contradicted a biblical reference. In fact they verify them over and over again.

4. Jesus was historically proven to have existed by historians such as Flavius Josephus, Rabbi Eliezer, Cornelius Tacitus, and Thallus.

5.  Scientific knowledge is now coming to the same conclusion as the bible that the planet earth will be destroyed by fire. 2 Pet 3 :10-12

Only an everlasting God could have lived long enough to have witnessed all that is contained therein in the bible. Only God could have had the bible written and preserved on all seven continents, over thousands of years.

The bible verifies God’s very existence. Seek God out and look to prove it to yourself. Jer 29:13 If your parents cared for your soul, and warned you about God and His Word, and His eventual coming again, take it for truth. God is not an idle threat, God is not bad advice, and God is not a childhood fairytale. God has revealed Himself in the Bible without error. The Bible itself claims this inerrancy and total sufficiency for our salvation. 2 Timothy 3:16-17f; 2 Pet 1:3 God and His Word is as real as it gets. Judgment day is before us, and only the bible and the gospel contained therein can save us from impending doom. God promised eternal heaven to those who obey him, and eternal damnation to those who don’t. Mk 16:16f; 2 Thess 1:7-9 Believe it for truth! Jn 17:17