Certainty

b1b2272499623d0abfd2791f11022165If most religious people would claimed that the profound nature of the Bible leads them to suspect that its claims are in fact true, I would be more inclined to agree, but since most of them insist it is unequivocally true, without access to anymore information than that available to me, I can only assume their certainty is more a product of wishful thinking than actual.

On the other hand if they do in fact have information unavailable to me, how can they attempt to convince others, when we simply aren’t equipped to understand?

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5 thoughts on “Certainty

  1. Perhaps a lot of these people indeed ARE living in blind faith. Faith should not be ignorance, but many compensate for their failure to be able to provide logical evidence by just making blanket statements like that. However, just because many are unaware of the evidence that may actually support the blind faith they insist upon, does not mean that such evidence cannot be existant.

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  2. As Voltaire said, “Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.” Those who claim to know the truth are people who have actually never looked for it.

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  3. The Book of Matthew 7:7 reads, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you”. Jesus is also quoted in John 6:65, “And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father”. None will ever understand the truth, the joy of salvation in Jesus as long as he continues to doubt the words of the Bible. Religions of the world only compound man’s woes hence, His words of Matthew 11:28, “Come unto me, all [ye] that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest”. The word ‘labour’ in Greek is kopiao (kop-ee-ah’-o),meaning: ‘1. to feel fatigue 2. (by implication) to work hard’. ‘Kopiao’ is actually sacrificial toil that goes on in temples. I know this because the term ‘heavy laden’ is phortizo (for-tid’-zo): ‘1. (properly) to load up (a vessel or animal) 2. (figuratively) to overburden with ceremony (or spiritual anxiety)’. Faith in Jesus alone can set free. If you do not believe it, even God will not do anything about it. God is a Gentleman.

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    1. I think you’ve just argued that the bible is true because it says so in the bible. You can’t get much more circular in your reasoning than that.

      I’ve read the bible. All of it, cover to cover, twice. Biblegod is most certainly NOT a gentleman. You may want to go back and read your Old Testament again.

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  4. There’s a difference between reading the Bible and studying it. You read the Bible either by reading into it (adding your thoughts) or reading out of it (taking the word as it is, and believing it – by faith). The only theme that runs through the Book is Jesus, so, you see you’ve never really read the Book! At creationism, in the first 2 days, HE effected separations. Our sins separated us from HIM. In the Old Testament were dispensations one needs to come to terms with. Faith in Jesus is the key. Those who think they know too much actually tend to know nothing.

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