Saturday, April 23, 2011

really,? a pillar of salt? c'mon man

Talking snakes and donkeys, floating axe heads, people being swallowed by fish, parting of waters and virgin births all seem improbable if not impossible. And this is where I can have some common ground with the Atheist. Those things and many other stories from the Bible all seem impossible. That's why the Easter story is my favorite. The Christmas story is sweet and I do enjoy that season immensely, but if not for Easter my faith and beliefs are all a sham.

If Jesus Christ died on that cross and then three days later rose from the dead, well then all of those other miracles mentioned in the Bible don't seem like to big a stretch.

Why do people fight this so story so hard? Some say Jesus never actually died. Some say he died but the tomb He was buried in contained certain conditions that helped heal Him. The most common conspiracies have to do with the disciples stealing the body, while others say the disciples didn't even know where He was buried. Some say that everyone who saw Christ alive after the crucifixion was hallucinating. BTW there were 17 post resurrection appearances and He was seen by over 500 people during that time. Some try to convince you Jesus had a look a like running around pretending to be Jesus. And then of course there are those who still want to believe Jesus never really even existed.

I believe people want to discredit this story because if this event never took place then Jesus Christ is no different than any other man made god and Christianity is just another club with no answers leading nowhere accept death. But Christ overcame death and in doing so; not only makes all the miracles in the Bible seem like child's play but gives everyone else the opportunity to defeat death as well.

Dear Atheist friend I have no axe to grind with you. I'm good, it's all good, but before you totally turn away from the idea that Christ is alive and well- please remember your views (tho they may seem valid to you) are nothing new. Minutes after Christ arose from the dead there were people doubting, mocking, scoffing, denying and inventing stories to cover something up.

May the peace of the Lord be with you... and you... and you and.. ok, may the peace of the Lord be with all. Late, feen

Friday, April 1, 2011

I can see clearly now that the rain has gone... it's gonna be a bright, bright sunshiney day

"Why is it that Atheists know the Bible better than Christians?" Do Atheists really believe this or is this just part of their endearing nature? I know Atheists not only enjoy being morally superior to Christians but also more knowledgeable about God's word. I am here only to encourage my dear atheist friends. But if I can't always be an encouragement maybe you can at least gain some insight on why this is the dumbest quote I ever heard.

First of all their are very few atheists that know anything in the Bible other than a few verses where their are either babies being dashed against rocks or how our it's pro-slavery or anti-woman. And like most good atheists they are convinced that their interpretation is flawless while the person who actually believes in the Bible's message is completely wrong. Also an Atheist reads the Bible without ever considering it's God's word. Lastly, I know there are many people who read the Bible for most of their life only to become atheists later. But those people who read it and then left the faith thinking this book was fairy-tales or ancient myths never got it to begin with. You may know all the stories, commandments, Disciples names, miracles, the names of the books who wrote them and a bunch of other odd or strange things about the Bible, but trust me on this, you don't know the first thing about the Bible.

1st Corinthians 2:14-16 "The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned. The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man's judgment: For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

Peace, grace and mercy and of course happy April fool's day. later, feen