Sunday, February 19, 2012

What are they going to think?

The question that plagues many people especially Americans
it seems. It is a corrosive thread that I recently discovered ran through the years of my life. I could be driving a Ferrari or an old jalopy down the street and be thinking “What are they going
to think?” It affects virtually everyone and leads us to spend billions every
year on how we look. It affects the rich and the poor, the attractive and
unattractive It makes some of us spend hours in the mirror fixing that last
detail. It leads to the teenager missing school when their face breaks out. It keeps you quiet in an elevator and from having fun at a party. It keeps you from celebrating to loudly when you just
received great news. It keeps boys from asking the girl of their dreams out. “What
are they going to think?” Everyone experiences it at some level, some are
paralyzed by it. It is a thief that robs and steals from us and limits our
lives. It is everywhere we come across others. We ask the question about all of the people we
know and come in contact with. We are on guard and must pay attention to all of
these different voices.

For the Christian it comes to church. Afraid to pray out
loud, raise their hands in a service or even sing. Preoccupied with the thought
“What are they going to think?”

Tell someone about Jesus. What are they going to think?

What is it called? It is called the fear of man.

For Christians it is in essence the worship of man. More concerned
with what man thinks then with what God thinks. Every time we compromise and ignore what the Holy Spirit is telling us to do, we place man above God. Proverbs 29:25 says the fear of man brings a snare or a trap. The Bible says the way to dispel the fear of man is to learn
the Fear of the Lord. Proverbs 1:7 says the Fear of the Lord brings knowledge.
When we Fear the Lord we only have one voice to listen to not everyone we meet.
When you fear the Lord you start playing for the coach instead of the crowd. When you Fear the Lord you will share your faith because you no longer are concerned with “What are they going to think?” Read - Gravity True For You But Not For Me:
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Does our sense of right and wrong have any meaning?

Right and Wrong, Just and Unjust

To bring the undeniable knowledge of right and wrong
to the forefront of your mind, please read the following list and sincerely
consider the injustice in our world. If you have experienced injustice in your
own life, bring that to mind also.
Many innocent people died on 9/11. Some get HIV
AIDS from a blood transfusion. Millions of innocent people have died in wars.
Some kill others, claiming God’s approval. Innocent children are kidnapped and
killed. Others are randomly murdered. Adults sex-ually abuse innocent children.
Over 30,000 children die every day of hunger and preventable diseases, 24 every
minute. Wrongfully accused people are in prison right now. Simply professing to
trust Jesus in strict Muslim countries can lead to imprisonment, torture and
death. Some are wealthy beyond belief simply because of their family. Some are
rich from crime. Many work hard and are still poor. If the items listed
stir your conscience, it is because you know they are unfair and unjust. The
question is, does this profound sense of injustice that you experience when you
review these facts have any meaning, or is this inner sense simply a worthless
Philosopher Immanuel Kant, in the following moral
argument for God’s existence, concluded that if this inborn sense of right and
wrong, just and unjust has any meaning at all, the following must

1. There must be justice. Since there
is not justice in this life, there must be life
after death.
2. For justice, there must be a
3. For perfect judgment, a perfect moral
judge must exist.
4. The judge must have all knowledge, so
he cannot make an error in
5. The judge must be all powerful, so he
can carry out any punishment he imposes on
the guilty.

Kant’s conclusion points to the God of the Bible without using the Bible and further confirms the necessity of God’s existence.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

What do many scientists and atheists have in common?

Why Scientists Can’t See God in the Facts?

That’s a very important question and much of it has to do with the definition of
science. The following primary definition of science in the American Heritage Dictionary
restricts the search to a natural cause:

a) The observation, identification, description, experimental
investigation, and theoretical explanation of phenomena.

b) Such activities restricted to a class of natural

c) Such
activities applied to an object of inquiry or study.

By definition, science rules out the supernatural. Some scientists have decided
God cannot be the cause before even looking at the evidence. We learned earlier this is contempt prior to investigation. This is probably why they keep trying to sell us natural causes despite complex design.

Consider this analogy that will shed some light on this matter. If I were a detective who knew for a fact there were only two possible suspects to a crime, and because
of personal bias completely ruled out the one who was guilty before examining the
evidence, I would obviously need to ignore many of the true facts and perhaps manipulate
or manufacture some evidence to make it fit the innocent suspect. By ruling out
God prior to their investigation, scientists are forced to maintain that
everything is a product of natural causes, something the actual facts dispute.

The atheist and many scientists can't
find God, for the same reason a thief can't find a policeman.

There is an obvious similarity between scientists and
a person called for jury duty who has made a decision prior to looking at the
evidence. If these scientists showed up for jury duty with this attitude, they
would surely be disqualified.

You will seek me and find me (God), when you seek me
with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13

Overwhelming Evidence of Bias
Some people claim you cannot believe anything a Christian writes about God because
they believe the Bible is true. But just because someone is committed and
passionate about a subject does not mean it is necessarily false. If it did,
you couldn’t trust anything you read, including scientific literature. Only the
facts can reveal the truth. The following quotes indicate how some scientists
reject the possibility of God prior to examining the facts, which is defined as
a prior commitment to materialism or naturalism. It is clear evidence of the
bias among mainstream scientists.

"Biologists must constantly keep in mind that what they see was
not designed, but rather evolved.” Francis
Crick Nobel Prize winner for co-discovery of
the Double Helix. What Mad Pursuit.

“We take the
side of science in spite of the patent absurdity of some of its constructs, in
spite of its failure to fulfill many of its extravagant promises of health and
life, and in spite of the tolerance of the scientific community for
unsubstantiated just-so-stories, because we have a prior commitment, a
commitment to materialism. It is not that the methods and institutions of
science somehow compel us to accept a material explanation of the phenomenal
world, but, on the contrary, that we are forced by our priori adherence to
material causes to create an apparatus of investigation and a set of concepts
that produce material explanations, no matter how counterintuitive, no
matter how mystifying to the uninitiated. Moreover, that materialism is an
absolute, for we cannot allow a Divine Foot in the door." Professor
Richard Lewontin, a geneticist and evolutionist, Billions and Billions of Demons.

“In my
opinion, using creation and evolution as topics for critical-thinking exercises
in primary and secondary schools is virtually guaranteed to confuse students
about evolution and may lead them to reject one of the major themes in
Eugenie Scott, leader of the anti-creationist National Center for Science Education, Larry
Witham, Where Darwin Meets the Bible,
p. 23.

“Even if all the data points to an intelligent designer, such a hypothesis is excluded
from science because it is not naturalistic.” Dr. Scott Todd, an Immunologist at Kansas
State University, “Correspondence to
Nature” 401(6752):423, 30 Sept. 1999.

“Ultimately it is all about the concept of ‘God’. No
answer can be "God probably did it" for a scientist, by definition, because
God is defined as being non-materialistic or outside of Nature. Therefore, scientists commonly argue that God, if he even exists, is beyond the detection of science - that he cannot be
ruled in or out of any equation.” Sean Pitman
MD. www.Detecting

This next Bible verse seems fitting
as it predicts the scientists we see today, who worship evolution.

Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the
immortal God for images resembling mortal man and
birds and animals and creeping things. Rom.

Conclusion – Many scientists display their obvious
bias by ruling out God before they look at the facts.

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Jury Box
Since we determined that truth is important to you, I believe you really want to know if the facts say God exists and the Bible is true, once and for all. To do so, you must be willing to consider the evidence in an honest and impartial manner. When it comes to God, many practice “contempt prior to investigation.” This has nothing to do with the evidence or the truth of the subject at hand. It’s about rejecting something based upon emotions or as an act of the will, prior to an honest and impartial examination of the facts."There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against
all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance-that principle is contempt prior to investigation." Herbert Spencer a 19th century philosopher adapted from and earlier quote from William Paley an 18th century British theologian In A View of the Evidences of Christianity , 1794, popular phrase in AA.

To make an impartial decision, you need to set aside any thoughts of how God may have let you down, how a Christian may have hurt you or any negative feelings about church. If you were forced to go to church as a kid and are using this as an excuse to reject God, you are allowing
those who controlled you then, to control you now, by using their errors as an
excuse to ignore the facts. If your life is a disaster and every Christian you have
ever met failed in your eyes, it does not prove the Bible and Jesus are false. You
also need to understand that Christians do not claim to be Jesus and thus
perfect, we claim to need Jesus because we recognize our imperfections.

As you consider the evidence, your goal is to see if it’s convincing beyond a reasonable doubt. A reasonable doubt is based on reason and common sense after an impartial examination of all the evidence in the case. Very little in life is convincing beyond all possible doubt including
the evidence you are about to view. The truth is, if we lived our lives
requiring proof beyond all possible doubt before making decisions, we would
remain paralyzed in bed. There is no guarantee our car won’t crash, our food
isn’t contaminated or our neighbor isn’t going to shoot us. Even in the most
conclusive cases offering the best evidence, jurors often walk away with a
measure of doubt regarding their decision.

Contempt prior to investigation and wanting proof beyond all possible doubt are really about our will and desire to ignore the truth and do as we want, answering to no one. In interviewing a
young man named Sly who claimed to be an atheist, I found he had no evidence to
support his atheism. This is common for most atheists I’ve met, but since they
are claiming to know that God does not exist, they need to back it up. I like
to point out to atheists like Sly that our best minds admit mankind knows far
less than ten percent of all knowledge in the universe. So if a person is
reasonable, they must admit that God could exist in the 90 percent we know
nothing about. Three times in our conversation Sly got honest and said, “I just
don’t want there to be a God.” To which I replied, “So what, if it’s true, what
you want won’t matter.” With Sly’s attitude do you think he would look at the
evidence impartially or look for ways to continue to justify his choices? If you have thoughts like Sly you must understand, ignoring the truth won’t make it go away. The best thing we can do
is face the truth now so we won’t collide with its consequences in eternity.

“Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time,
but it ain't goin' away.” Elvis Presley.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Is the New Testament accurate

Gravity True For You But Not For Me

Yes, according to most Biblical scholars. In the Baker Encyclopedia of Apologetics, Bruce Metzger a highly recognized scholar, is quoted as estimating the New Testament we have today as 99.5 percent accurate. There are approximately 5,600 Greek handwritten manuscripts (MS), which is the original language of the New Testament. In total there are more than 25,000 full or partial manuscripts in several languages. Due to the enormous number of texts, scholars can compare one to another and determine what the originals said. The texts have what scholars call variants, small variations, due to word placement like Jesus Christ or Christ Jesus, spelling, proper nouns and the like. These are not errors they are just variations in the text. Because there are more than 25,000 manuscripts, there are an estimated 400,000 variants. Here are two simulated verses that vary in five places, thus five variants:

Jesus Christ died for our sin and rose again.

Christ Jesus died fr your sins and arose.

The actual texts have nowhere near this number per line. If 1,000 manuscripts had 100 spelling errors each, that would equal 100,000 variants. This demonstrates why the estimated 400,000 variants discovered in the manuscripts are not that significant. Notice how even in a short verse with several variants, we can still determine what the verse says. Just think if you had 1,000 MS with the same verse, do you think you could figure out what it says? According to Biblical scholars, inconsequential variants like these alter no meaning and account for 99 percent of the total. Only one percent are of any consequence and they do not affect Christian doctrine. Ironically, God’s plan for man to disperse thousands of hand-written manuscripts in the ancient world protected it from alteration better than if one person had the original and could change it.

‘While the New Testament documents do not survive or have not yet been found, we have abundant and accurate copies of the original New Testament documents – many more than for the ten best pieces of ancient literature combined. Moreover, nearly perfect reconstruction of the originals can be accomplished by comparing the thousands of manuscript copies that do survive. We have discovered manuscript fragments from the second century as early as the mid first century. There are no works from the ancient world that even come close to the New Testament in terms of manuscript support. Turek and Geisler, I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist, page 248.

“Non-believers are concerned that our New Testament Scriptures cannot be trusted, but they’ve come to this concern without examining the evidence. As Christians, we KNOW that we have the most reliable and attested ancient documents. You can trust that, if nothing else, we have today what the ancients had to begin with.” Detective Jim Wallace, former atheist. www.

In addition to all of the Manuscripts, there are more than 36,000 quotes of New Testament scriptures by the early Church Fathers. All but 11 New Testament verses are quoted, allowing for virtually 100 percent reconstruction of the New Testament. Many critics claim the Bible cannot be accurate or true because it was written by men and men make mistakes. But men write accurate and truthful books all of the time. Look at a dictionary or encyclopedia. The Bible says all scripture is inspired by God, so just like you use a pen as an instrument to write a letter, God used man as an instrument to record His Word.

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching,for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.2 Tim. 3:16

Knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.2 Peter 1:20-21

“The interval between the dates of original composition (of the N.T.) and the earliest extant evidence becomes so small as to be in fact negligible and the foundation for any doubt that the Scriptures have come down to us substantially as they were written has now been removed; both the authenticity and the general integrity of the books of the N.T. may be regarded as firmly established.” Sir Frederic Kenyon, Director, principal librarian of the British museum, foremost expert on ancient manuscripts.

“The science of textual criticism is used to test all documents ofantiquity–not just religious texts–including historical and literary writings. It’s not a theological enterprise based on haphazard hopes and guesses; it’s a linguistic exercise that follows a set of established rules. Textual criticism allows an alert critic to determine the extent of possible corruption of any work.” Greg Koukel, Host of, Stand to Reason Radio program since 1990, L.A. CA. www. str.orgRead the entire book for free online at

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Is Truth important to you?

Is Truth Important to You?

If you were dying of a deadly but curable disease, would you want the right medication to survive.

Would you want to know the truth about the risks before investing your life savings?

Do you want your family and friends to tell you the truth once in a while, or all of the time?

If you were charged with a murder you did not commit, would you want the truth to come out?

If you want truth in these areas, it appears truth really is important to you. So what’s on the other side of death? If God exists and your destination after physical death is based on the choices you make in this life, would the truth about eternity be important?

What is Objective Truth? * Relates to the object referred to. * Corresponds with reality. * Telling it like it is. * Something that is true even if no one believes it. * Jesus and the Bible claim to be objective truths.

“Truth is true—even if no one knows it. Truth is true—even if no one admits it. Truth is true—even if no one agrees what it is. Truth is true—even if no one follows it. Truth is true—even if no one but God grasps it fully.” Paul Copan, Chair of Philosophy and Ethics at Palm Beach Atlantic University, author, True For You But Not For Me.

What is The Law of Non-Contradiction? It is our built in lie detector to help us find truth. The law of non-contradiction is a fundamental principle of thought that clearly tells us opposite ideas cannot both be true at the same time and in the same sense. For example - the Earth is flat vs. the Earth is round. This law is self-evident and undeniable. Knowledge of this law is crucial to understanding that truth does exist and its opposite is always false. It’s true that you are reading this book right now. You are the object in this statement. So it’s true for everybody, everywhere that you are reading this book right now. It’s a contradiction or false that you are not reading it. Since it’s true Washington D.C. is the capitol of the United States of America, any other belief, even the next closest city geographically, is contradictory and false. You have particular first and last names that are true, while any other names are false. We all took multiple choice tests in school; one answer was true while the rest were false, no matter how close to the truth they came. Truth is always narrow and exclusive, excluding its opposites.

Contradictions in a statement render the claim false. For example - “I have a gift for you and a list of work you need to do to get it.” You know right away that my statement does not make sense because a gift that requires work is not a gift. Some have said to me “truth does not exist” but in doing so, they claim it is true, that truth does not exist. Both of these statements are contradictory and thus false. Conclusion – Truth exists, it’s important and its contradictions are always false.

What is The Best Way to Find Truth? I am sure you will agree, a person can stumble into truth. We all guessed correctly on a few school tests. But guessing or hoping to find the truth by mere accident is obviously not the best way to make an important decision. The following are three popular ways people use to come to a conclusion that something is true. Which one would you pick to make a decision where truth is vital?

1. Feelings - it feels right, gives me purpose, hope and peace of mind, so I believe it’s the truth. 2. Family or someone I trust believes it, so I do. 3. Evidence, consistency, best fits the evidence.

Approximately 95 percent of the hundreds of people I have asked this specific question pick the third option right away. But a strange thing happens when I ask the same people if they believe in God. Now the same people who just told me truth was very important and evidence was the best way to find it, suddenly say their beliefs about God are not founded on the evidence, but on feelings or on what someone else believes. Therefore it’s quite probable that your current belief about God is not based on evidence either. The problem is that there are sincere followers in every belief, who claim to have found the truth. So is one belief correct and the only way to God or do all roads lead to heaven? Does God exist at all? If we base our search solely on subjective evidence like feelings and personal experience, it’s confusing because every belief has followers that will attest to both. If we decide to believe something because someone else does, how do we know for sure they have found the truth? Did they examine the evidence or are they just following their feelings or a crowd? The only legitimate way to be reasonably sure our faith is placed in the truth is to examine the objective evidence ourselves, like we would with any major decisions. Objective evidence can be examined by everyone and does not change due to emotions, fee-lings or personal experience. An example of objective evidence would be scientific and historical facts.

I am not suggesting that you completely ignore your feelings as they can be helpful when you have verifiable facts and more than one solid option. So keep your feelings handy, but I urge you to not place them above the facts. Finding the truth about God is very important since every belief includes views about salvation and eternity. Making a wise decision based on the objective evidence is only sensible.

Conclusion – The best way to discover truth is by examining the objective evidence.

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Monday, January 2, 2012

Christianity is true for you but fill in the blank is true for me

I have spoken to thousands of people face to face about Jesus and
once in awhile I will hear the "true for you but not for me" excuse. The problem
is that many people do not understand how truth works. Here is a short piece
from my free e-book designed for evangelisim. The title is Gravity True For You
But Not For Me - Evidence for Gods Existence and Identity. You can get your free
copy at to read and forward to
frinds and family. Most e-reader formats are supported like Kindle. Donations
are also being accepted for print copies that you can hand out yourself. I am
thankful to be saved and I want to bring as many people with me as I possibly
True for You But Not for Me

The statement, true for you but not for me has a long list of problems that
tell us it is false. I bring it up because people sometimes claim, “Christianity
is true for you but not for me.” People that make this statement have confused
belief with truth. But belief alone does not guarantee the matter at hand is
true. Truth on the other hand is not a respecter of any belief that contradicts
it. Truth conforms to reality and the object being referred to. The title of
this book is a contradiction on purpose to get your attention, Gravity -
True For You But Not For Me. It suggests that an objective truth
like gravity does not apply to a person who does not believe in it. But since
this is simply not how truth works, the title of this book is self-defeating as
is the claim, “The Bible is true for you but something else is true for me.” The
following quote reveals an easy way to prove this to yourself:
“True for you but not for me is a self-defeating and therefore false
statement. You can prove this one conclusively to yourself today, just drive 90
in a 55 and when the cop stops you for speeding, just say, “That’s true for you
but not for me.” and speed off. Since it’s not true for you he can’t give you a
ticket, right?”Dr. Frank Turek, author and speaker.

True for you but not for me is also claiming every-thing is true as
long as someone believes it. If that’s the case we should have all gotten
perfect grades in school. Every answer I gave was true for me.

It can be argued that true for you but not for me is even false when it comes
to flavors of ice cream or the temperature in a room, because truth applies to
its object. For example - you like vanilla, I like chocolate and we are in the
same room and you feel cold and I feel warm. Referring to you as the object of
the statement, it’s true for everyone everywhere that you like vanilla and feel
cold. Referring to me as the object of the statement, it’s true for everyone
everywhere that I like chocolate and feel warm. Here is a verse from a rap song
that adds more clarity to the contradictory nature of our topic.
“If what's true for you is true for you and what's true for
me is true for me, what if my truth says yours is a lie? Is it still true?”
Lecrae, Rebel Album.
In opposition to how things really work, the true for you but not for me
argument comes from a flawed understanding of how truth works and leads to
the faulty conclusion, “What I believe about God is true just because I believe
it.” Ironically it’s a way people play god, by imagining God doesn’t exist or
creating a god who works for them.
In my opinion, true for you but not for me is really an attempt to escape the
truth by denying or ignoring it. While it may work for a while, in the end the
truth we have been avoiding must still be dealt with and usually the longer we
wait the higher the cost. Just ask any alcoholic, drug addict or over spender
how well denial worked for them after reality hits. Truth always surfaces and
the truth about God is no exception. It’s always better to face truth early,
accept it and deal with it.
“It is utterly wrongheaded to say that something is true for you but not for
me. For example, what if I think fascism is true and you think liberal democracy
is equally true? Should the fascist’s repression be tolerated by the believer in
liberal democracy? If not, on what grounds? Why not permit Stalinism or Satanism
or Nazism? Without criteria to determine truth, this relativism fails
miserably.” Allister McGrath Professor of Theology Kings College, taken from
Paul Copan’s book, “True For You, But Not For Me”.

Conclusion – True for you but not for me is self –defeating and
false. If the Bible is really true, it is true for everyone, if
they believe it or not.