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handofgod (2K)The Existence of God and Authenticity of the Bible

This two-part study will confirm the doubts and suspicions of those who question the existence of God and those who question the accuracy of the Holy Bible. Based on the concept of free will thought, once a person convinces themselves that one thing or another does not exist or is not real, it would be fruitless to convince them otherwise, so the next step would be to show them how to move on in life.

The Existence of God
The thought of an imaginary being manipulating humanity from a throne in the sky seem incomprehensible to many and rightly so, because mankind has no actual satisfactory proof of such being; no pictures, no records of a visit to or from this throne, and no evidence that such being have visited mankind in our current lifetime. Though spoken of in many eras of time and by many kinds of people on earth this concept of a supreme being, there is still no actual evidence at any point in time even from the beginning of time. So doubt will always - until the end of time - be justified.

The catch, taught by every people and culture on earth, requires some sort of blind faith and trust in the reality of a supreme being, which ask a lot from a people limited in the human ability of the perception of faith in addition to living in a world where trust in mankind and humanity is growing colder. The paradox, however, is that the option to choose to believe is one every person has and falls parallel to the option of life and death itself. In other words, once born, a person does not have to believe in life and death and though living, always have the option of death.

If - to the person who chooses not to believe in God - life and death are real and believable, there is no need to look toward anything except what life has to offer. Now when life goes sour, death could always be better, who knows? Just as no one knows for sure if there is a God, no one knows what death holds. For all we know, it could be better than life. The problem of humanity and the limits of the human mind however, is that people fear death and they fear it because they are unsure.

Being unsure about death yet at the same time choosing not to believe in God is a contradictory and most confusing state of mind, if one was to actually think about it. Because if there is no God then why be afraid of death, the paradox being, it is by death only that we will know for sure if there is a God, and that is where the confusion of people who do not believe in God has set its psychological flux. So people who choose not to believe in God have either not truly thought about the concept of God thoroughly enough, or they are simply seeking attention.

Regardless of either, one must admit that life has no meaning if there is no God. By what rules do one live; the rules of governing man? It is man, if fact and throughout history, who has admittedly drawn his knowledge of rules and laws from the precepts of God. If a person chooses not to believe in God then he cannot possibly believe in the rules and laws of man and has no real reason to abide by them except through the imbedded unction to do what is right and what is wrong. One also has the free will of thought to disannul the possibility that the rules and laws of man stem from the precepts of a possible God and rather believe that man in his own ability to determine what is right and wrong has all authority over others, in addition to the realities of life and death.

If there is no God, all the rights and wrongs we do each day are open to interpretation based merely on how we feel and by what human emoticons we measure them. Choosing to live by the unction of human emotions in terms of judging what is right and or wrong; we must ask ourselves if punishment and reward are simply the result of emotional satisfaction as a result of natural law. In other words, who are we to judge whether something is right or wrong when there is no actual legitimate authority from which to measure either.

However, through all the reasoning of right, wrong, myth and reality, the certainty of the fear of death remain. And unless any person can pledge that death is nothing to fear but something to look forward to, no one can be certain if there is a God or not. Thus, to discount God without knowing the conclusiveness of death is foolishness. It would be better for a person to have faith in the unknown than to discount something they are plainly unsure of.

Many people reason that there is no God based on circumstances in their lives that yielded no answers, which is against all logic. One cannot dismiss an algebraic solution as nonexistent simply because they could not solve the problem; neither can they logically believe there is no answer. Human ignorance is no excuse nor is it justification that something is or is not, yet the only reality left to humanity is the choice to believe whatever, which is called having faith, the basic premise to actual possibility of God.

So if there is no God to some people, they have all rights to believe such a theory but it does not make anyone who chooses to believe in God null and void, or vise versa; it is all a matter of choice, and neither does believing or not make God a reality. So God can only be real to those who believe, and those who do not believe, God can and will never be real. Life and death are the only realities to them and while they live all they see and choose to believe are so, but once they die, nothing will be any longer but the truth that life is no more, eternally.

Answer; there is and will be no God to people who do not believe in God. From ape they came and back to ape they will go.

scrolls (2K)The Authenticity of the Bible
Some believe in God but choose to believe in a certain god and not others. Humanity is divided along the doctrinal lines of religion, culture, and many variations of a supreme being and no one can actually testify with certainty which is the truth. There could be one true God or many gods that rule, but one would have to ask what God is the god that has power over life and or death, which would be the one true supreme being of humanity. Quite possibly, there is one God over both or one for each, life and death. Then the question becomes, is life greater than death.

Mankind can only manifest God in the one form he knows that he and all others can understand, and that is through the written word. Attempting to prove God otherwise, such as through verbal communication, some spiritual-type visitation or through the visual is impossible seeing certain people are only capable of realizing in a limited realm. Symbols, pictures, and words describe God down from many generations of different cultures and those words and images have been documented and preserved in volumes of books and parchments. With hope only, have man trusted that those words are in fact the words and instructions of the God they believe, in hopes that the message has not been distorted or that the message is in fact correct and not mere half truths.

There are men who have dedicated their lives currently and in times past, to preserving and protecting what they believe to be the historic words and or symbols of the Supreme Being, whether in books, on walls, or on ancient parchments. There are men today that will jeopardize their lives to protect the sacred doctrines of God's word today and throughout history, and there may have been men who sought to distort the messages of God or to use the messages for personal gain. Regardless, man cannot be more resourceful than God, meaning, if God wants the world to know him through either of the aforementioned methods, no one would be able to hinder that from happening. If one is so incline to believe that the message of God is no more and have been distorted completely by man, then that person has more faith in man and an imperfect understanding God.

This leaves the message of God out there for those who choose to believe. Whether in book form or through the realm of the unseen, knowing and communicating with God is a reality but the challenge comes with finding that truth and teaching it to others in its purest form. Another dilemma for humanity is that we were divided by language and separated by vast distances of land and water. History tells stories of God in various cultures and those stories abound throughout time differently for different generations. It would be an almost impossibility to actually determine who and which theories about God to be most true over this immense amount of time, so for one man to determine and declare any one truth would be foolishness.

egypt (2K)Because of our cultural differences, many are born into certain views, beliefs and images of God, which causes others of different cultures to doubt those theories, and is understandable. Some cultures see God one way while other cultures see God in another. As of this day the main theories acknowledged by humanity include the Catholic, Islamic, Egyptian, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu and Jewish faiths, which are all in one form or another descendent of some other historical record of God. A person of any cultural distinction can know all there is to about their own reference to God and choose to believe it discounting all other theories, and they can as well prove any other theories erroneous by simply making light of its references to and images of God, and this is what many people do, mock other religions.

Some people discredit other religious theories not only using mockery, but out of hatred of the originators, cultural tradition, or out of plain ignorance. No one can know for certain based on their own limited ability of the truth of God, whether any other religious theory is right or not when they cannot prove or convince others that their own theory to be true or not. There is no power yet abounding that have convinced the world of one true God so how can any one person prove that any one religious theory is on fact absolute. As stated earlier in the Existence of God, what a person chooses to believe is only true to them until the world is convinced otherwise.

With such uncertainty as to what is written or not written about God, confusion has set in within the minds of humanity and when confusion is given authority inside the mind, the soundness of thought is distorted and judgment misconstrued. The only defense becomes protection of ones belief and distortion of another. Hatred, vengeance, propaganda and lies ensue and soon the ears of others hear the worst of God and begin doubting what could clear their minds and eventually save their lives. When people, in the confines of the above forms of destruction, begin tearing down the concept of God not actually knowing what truth is, they shed light on their own lack of a relationship with God and furthermore reveal the limitations of their own religion.

The Holy Bible is the English version of the accounts of God and the life of Jesus Christ. Drawn down from over 1900 years of preservation and language translation, many believe the message of God has been distorted by man, particularly men of English persuasion. Rightly so, no one has to take into consideration the words and theories of the Holy Bible no more than they have to accept the words and teachings of the Torah or the Quran, or any other written version of God. But if one cannot disprove the teachings of the Holy Bible using the teachings of any other book, or prove any other book's authenticity over that of the Holy Bible, any and all arguments they bring forth is null and completely void, and the truth remain up for interpretation.

Pulling verses from the Bible questioning their logic, showing supposed contradictions in scripture, revealing so-called misprints, insertions or other grammatical errors and misplaced precepts does not and could never disannul the concept of God, but only questions man's ability to understand age-old parables of life or the willingness to come to terms with the instructions of natural law involving the rights and wrongs of life. It has been determined that the reason many turn toward discrediting the words of any Holy book is not because they have verifiable proof that God does not exist, but because they have at some point in their lives become defiant to the instructions of that certain book or those they believe wrote it, and have chosen to justify a way of life that is not in compliance with the natural laws of life.

Answer; those who choose to ignore the words of any Holy book will not be held accountable to the laws of that book nor will they receive of the promises or rewards of that book. For their names are written out of the book of life completely.

© Feb. 2008 By CR Hamilton



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