Thursday, July 9, 2009

Some Questions That Make People Think The Bible Is Not True

Some Questions That Make People Think The Bible Is Not True

1. Why do Jews and Muslims reject JESUS as the Messiah?

The Jews believe that their salvation came from the time they received the Torah. The coming of Jesus as first mistaken was because they first thought he was a military messiah and not a spiritual One.
The Muslims on the other had have a more serious problem because they don’t believe Jesus is the messiah since he is God’s son and God cannot have a son (Sura 72:3)

2) Why do Fundamentalist Christians readily accept Jewish scriptures as the
Inspired Word of God which contradicts the illogical inconsistencies of the Old
and New Testaments?

You should ask them? It is like asking me why some students prefer to skip rather than stay in school after when they voluntarily left their houses for school. Or like those who want to learn English yet don’t want to go to school.

3) Check this out...In the New Testament, Mathew claims that Jesus must be
the Messiah because he lived in the city of Nazareth . To "Proof Text" his point,
he writes..." He (Jesus) came and resided in a city called Nazareth , that what
was spoken through the prophets might be fulfilled...He shall be called a
Nazarene " ( Mathew 2:23 ).
Since Nazarene is a resident of the city of Nazareth and this city DID NOT
EXIST during the time period of the Jewish Bible...Where did it originate from?
Bible fabrication # 1.

Who told you the city did not exist? Do you have any proof? Why should Christians bother to proof it did exist. You should proof why it did not exist. However, the reason for the confusion is that during the time of Jesus, Nazareth was an obscured village South of the Sepphoris. Jesus was born in Bethlehem but his parents moved to Nazareth after fleeing from Bethlehem to Egypt then Nazareth where they raised him up. Having grown there, Nazareth became his hometown; a town where they saw him grow in grace and statute. Nazareth existed within an elevation of 1144, surrounded by Mt Tebor, in the north, MT. Gilboa in the South and the Sea of Galilee in the east.
However, there is difficulty in defending why Matthew used the expression if not of figurative usage due to its enclavement.

Bible Fabrication #2
Romans 11:26 of the Christian Bible quotes Isaiah 59:20..." The deliverer will come from Zion; he will remove ungodliness from Jacob “i.e establishing that the Messiah will take away our sins.
Contrast this Christian version with the dilemma of the Hebrew Holy book quoting the same Isaiah 59:20....." A redeemer will come to Zion and to those who turn from transgression in Jacob...i.e The Messiah,s role is not to take away our sins, rather, when we turn away from our sins, the Messiah will then come.

It is difficult to tell if Paul meant Israel as a nation or Israel as the church. If the nation, then the prophecy was already fulfilled (which will not be true because we still have ungodliness in Israel). But if as a church (assembly of believers in Christ), then the prophecy is yet to be fulfilled on the last day when the mortal shall change to immortal and the corruptible into incorruptible (1 Cor 15: 51-54). Nonetheless, the Hebrew Holy Book is not the Bible. Josephus: the epitome of Jewish history claims that the facts of the Bible correlate with history. In so doing, he applies the Law of Excluded Middle whereby it is either A or non A but not both. So either the Bible is correct or the Jewish book. Again as you are aware, the Bible correlates with archeology, historicity, science and internal and external evidences more than any other religious book.

Fabrication # 3
Missionaries incorrectly claim that Jesus fulfilled a prophesy, that the Messiah
would be born in Bethlehem using Michah 5:2 as Proof Text.
What the passage in other Holy books simply state is that ..." The Messiah would be able to trace his roots back to Bethlehem since he will be a descendant of King David who was from Bethlehem as discussed in Samuel 16:18. Therefore the claim that Jesus was born in Bethlehem would not prove anything since thousands of children were born there at the same time. Remember a proof must be something so exclusive that only one individual can fulfill it.

The proof is that after his birth, Herod sent the wise men to confirm reports and then tried to kill him by killing all two year olds. Jesus escaped after God warned his parents in a dream where they fled to Egypt (Mat 2:1-23). he was the only one with the experience and pursued by Herod.

Fabrication # 4
Mary was a Virgin...Mathew 1:22-24" Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the lord by the prophet saying" Behold, a VIRGIN shall be with child and will bear a son and THEY shall call his name Emmanuel.
Missionaries claim that this is the fulfillment of a prophesy recorded in Isaiah 7:14 " Behold, the YOUNG WOMAN is with child and will bear a son and SHE will call his name Emmanuel.
The Hebrew word "ALMAH" means Young Woman...Not Virgin...The verse says "Ha' almah i.e "The young woman" not.. A ..young woman, specifying a particular woman that was known to Isaiah during his lifetime and she could not have been a virgin.

The usage of the term is very ambiguous because language on its own is very ambiguous that it tends to set ablaze the very fire it was trying to quench. Yet, the expression of /virgin/ and /young woman/ are in total synonyms in that while in Matt it is virgin, in Isaiah it is more polysemous.
So far, one would realize that some prophecies Isaiah had three stages of fulfillment: the immediate, the messianic and the second coming. Therefore, the word had its direct reference to Isaiah’s young wife. Then during the time of Jesus it would refer to the Virgin Mary. Since not all prophecies had to full all three stages then this particular prophecy had its fulfillment in Isaiah’s wife and the Virgin Mary later.

Therefore, anyone is free to believe what you like: Witness Jehovah or Jehovah witnesses. You are even free to worship yourself or perhaps a snake. That is your God given right. Yet “it is appointed unto men to die once and after that judgment” (Heb 9:27). Until then I hope you are satisfied with the answers. I have never been challenged with this before so looking at the Bible and Qu’ranic verses was a bit difficult.

Let’s use the presupposition method to solve this problem.

Method 1
A. There is only one mediator between man and God
B. Jesus Christ is that mediator
C. Therefore, Jesus Christ is the Only Mediator between man and God.

Method 2
A. Christianity says that Jesus is the only true prophet
B. Jesus founded Christianity
C. Therefore, Christianity is the only true religion.

Until then, the Bible is God’s word.

Prince and PA Hamilton Ayuk

“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk).
Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk).

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