When All Else Fails, Just Insult!
Here is a post from Dan Florien’s Blogsite titled “Unreasonable Faith.” It is from one “Dr. Aaron Menikoff” purportedly a Christian pastor. Check out the article here; http://unreasonablefaith.com/2009/09/14/is-the-bible-reliable-for-truth-about-jesus-christ/
I have to agree with Mr. Florien in that the first point this man makes is indeed terrible. He said “We should believe the Bible because Christ believed the Bible.” This is a real stupid point because it misses the truth. Jesus is the Author of the Bible so when He recited a Bible passage, He was reciting His own words. Why a ‘pastor’ can’t figure this out is beyond me.
We might as well say “Christianity must be true…just look at how many people believe it.” A nonsensical premise. We might as well say. “Neandrathal man must be real…just look how many ‘fossils’ there are.” Unfortunately these ‘fossils’ are a hoax, cooked up by very clever scientists who will not acknowledge the truth…they cannot…for if they did acknowledge that there is God to whom they must give an account they would have to leave behind their very lucrative jobs. It is always about money…always has been…always will be.
His second point has some validity. We should believe the Bible because it accurately explains and powerfully changes our lives
The Bible, the Word of God does change lives as the the Holy Spirit convinces us of sin, righteousness and judgment. The Truth thus revealed does three things: it either makes a sinner religious, it makes a sinner rebellious, or it drives the sinner to despair of himself and cast his all upon the Lord Jesus Christ, pleading for mercy and deliverance from the wrath to come.
But the Bible is not some magic talisman. Just reading the bible does not a Christian make…just look at Mr. Florien. He claims to have been a Christian at one time but now is an atheist. This is impossible…if one has truly been born again. Jesus said of those whom He saves: “I WILL RAISE HIM UP ON THE LAST DAY.” and “HE WHOM THE SON SETS FREE IS FREE INDEED.” There are accounts of men in the Bible who followed for a time, Simon the Sorcerer for one. But this man was never born again. Neither was Mr. Florien.
I would ask you to go back at this time and re-read the article specifically the answer given by Jane. It is a lengthy answer but well worth the time to read. She demonstrated very conclusively the truth of the Scriptures…which Mr. Florien and his friends refer to as ‘your personal holy book’. And interestingly enough the only responses she recieved were insults. Please note them carefully. This is characteristic of someone who cannot offer an intelligent reply. And of course, even though she dealt with archeology and history, this just isn’t enough. It never is and never will be for those people who are clinging desperately to a myth, and hoping beyond all hope that the Bible is wrong and Jesus isn’t real…because if He is, then they will have to stand before Him on Judgment Day…ooooohhhhhh…another of those horrible myths. Listen, not only is the world going to end one day but it ends for many people each and every day as they step out of this sphere of existence into eternity.
Those who have done so know that there is only One Truth…His Name is Jesus! He has not been silent but has spoken, both in the Bible and in His Creation; The Heavens Declare the Glory of God and the Earth shows forth the works of His hands. You can close your eyes to the truth and cling to your myths of evolution and global warming and whatnot but there is a day of reckoning coming for all men. “It is appointed unto man to die once, and after that to face judgment” “For we shall all stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ. Way to go Jane…and I await the insults of the atheists.