(Extend grace while understanding there is a desire to subvert whole houses, whose mouths must be stopped; from such turn away)
Simeon was a good man, Zachariah was a good man, yet the scripture clearly states: ‘there are none good, no not any.’ No contradictions, no reason to get unduly excited as to so- called errors, for the context clearly demonstrates the interpretation. There are in fact good people in the world, but BEFORE God, ah, its a different story.
However, people make the mistake of the ages by thinking their ‘goodness’ is the height of humanity, but this is a fatal mistake for sweeping God from his own creation.
It takes quite a person to say covertly in his heart ‘there is no God;’ it takes a daring person to say ‘there is no God’ overtly, and there must be one special person to flaunt: ‘you are not a sinner.’
For goodness sake even the saintliest of men claimed their sinner ship and contribution to the wages of man, not even to mention the opinion of men and women alike filling the iron jail cells of proof across the world. Nope, no sin involved here.
It is distressing to watch people try to discredit something they say is fraudulent, full of lies, mistakes, mistranslations, calling into question the sanity of believers, believing nothing of the text, and demanding answers from all of scripture. The amazing Kreskin would hide from such an absurd attempt.
Its one thing to take something that doesn’t belong to you, such as a sisters doll, or a neighbors ball, it’s quite another to say ‘I didn’t do it.’ Liar. Penny candy or robbing a bank, yep, Thief. I’ll go even further: Did you WANT what was not yours? Yep, you are a sinner. Coveting. Before man, none would know, but before God you have no case, as your mouth is stopped.
Wait, I’m sorry, you did say there is no God, so the issue of sin is irrelevant. Clever. You did ask for proof and never got it right?
Well, out side of heaven above, or the earth beneath, outside of the testimony of nature or the very word of God, do tell we the unlearned HOW God may prove himself to you.
If it were not for the word of God, I suppose I would be like you, setting my own standard for right and wrong, winking at the ‘shortcomings’ of man, avoiding the word sin, and simply living as a little god.
A person says she (or he) believes the gospel of the grace of God according to the scriptures, says she was once blind but now sees, and you come along and want to steal her vision? You want to deprive her from the blessing received by touching the hem of the Lord’s garment? You want to ransack her ears from hearing these words: ‘Blessed be thou my daughter?’ Who are you? Why would you want to steal what is dear to her? In what universe is this theft described as good?
You say there is no sin eh? Hmmm. Make that a double hmmm bartender. The only way it appears a person could say such a thing is to be ah, er, ah, ahem, perfect.
The Devil himself must be appalled at such audacity even though such a comment serves his purpose.
Without God’s word, a man may as well try to build a house without a plumb line, level, or laser. Nothing on earth makes sense without God’s word. The bubble of the level is completely for you to decide. Here’s where you fall apart Mr or Mrs atheist, for you have no standard. Your opinions of anything spiritual are no better than a captains guess on the high seas without co-ordinates. (Dare I say compass…) If you were going in the wrong direction you would never know it.
You have run to the dry archives of men, seeking confirmation to justify your unbelief. You have sought the voices of they who have an agenda, to promote your agenda, for if not, you would have agreed with the myriad of plain folks, engineers, doctors, scientists, all of whom have cast their lot by bowing down to the God of heaven as revealed in the word of God.
Somebody said recently that intelligence is not measured by the majority of ‘smart’ people, so you may want to take a second look at that ONE person who has investigated the claims of scripture like a Scotland Yard detective, and has come away a convicted and convinced believer in the one true God. Yes, there are many of these Ones.
It takes quite a person to say Adam, Noah, Abraham, Rahab, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Ruth, Daniel, John baptist, Lydia, all the apostles, all the prophets, Paul the apostle, and countless believers since, that these all are delusional. It takes a remarkable person to erase the history of scripture. It takes real mettle to silence the voices of the writers, and they who have believed the writings, and they who have given all. Takes quite a person to say all believers faith is suspect.
You must be very, very special.
Oh, then there is always the Lord Jesus Christ, who many have gloatingly said
was a liar. Strike this from these pages. The very nature of atheism is a kind of thievery, deception, pride, destruction, and an obvious denial of history.
(May I kindly remind you that they who say there is no sin cannot possibly be offended)
Thievery? You steal what is precious from others telling them their faith is suspect. Deception? It takes Olympic hurdles to do away with the geneologies of Christ leading to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Pride? Well simply: ‘there is no God.’ Destruction? Let’s see, the attempt to derail believers posts, to willfully plant seeds of doubt or confusion hoping to steer the wide path that leads to destruction. Examples?
Sure. A post about a woman begging for the Lord’s help quickly is ridiculed by an attack on the name of Moses. Why? A man runs over his daughter, killing her, and once more the post is maligned. Why? You are not content until your ‘prospects’ turn from the faith, ‘deconvert,’ and be like you, having your own brand of nothingness, no accountability, no faith, and no God. (yea we have seen the evidence)
Thievery, as you try to steal the person, the work, and the worth of Christ Jesus. Deception, as you deceive and supplant the nature of Christ, pitting him as a mere man, no better nor worse than others. Pride, for not admitting your obvious sinner ship. Your comments alone are the very noose around your neck, and are such fine examples of the greatest minds unbelief has to offer. Destruction, for you destroy the very words of Christ, suggesting He was a man of defects.
People recognize your game of perpetual chatter, where each comment is a badge of pride designed to create mischief, with an occasional related remark to appear respectable. (again, we have seen the evidence) Oddly enough, believers give you more dignity in your unbelief; just visit your own posts.
A man will travel across the globe looking for information, answers, proof, and one more reason to continue his search. To such a person I would suggest you travel south about a foot and a half, from your brain to your heart, wherein lies the answers you seek.
To the writing of books there is no end, but your search ends with the truth of your own sinner-ship, and the voice of your heart is proof. God made it so for you see, He is not far from each of us as we live, move, and in him have our being.