Do you know why they don’t find aliens?

They were so offended that they boarded their flying saucer and left in a great rage. They resolved never to appear to any human again. And they said they will see to it no aliens of any other planets will ever visit earth.

Top secret documents have revealed that aliens visited the earth years ago.  The information was kept secret so as not to scare us.  But since it happened fairly long ago, a certain country decided to release the information.

#  They communicated with humans

Apparently the visiting aliens had the technology to dialogue with us.   Their ‘computers’ easily translated their ‘gibberish’ into English and back again to ‘gibberish.’

#  Some very naive person showed them the Bible.

In eagerness to ‘curry favor’ with the aliens, some-one showed them Genesis 1 in the Bible. They wanted the aliens to understand that they were probably created by God on day 4 with the sun, moon and stars.  One of them read Genesis 2:3 which says, ‘By the seventh day God had finished the work He had been doing [creating]; so He rested from all His work.  And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it He rested from all the work of creating He had done.’

#  The group of aliens were thoroughly offended.

  • The Bible does not even mention them by name and they are so highly developed.  Yet the names of obscure unknown humans are on record – Adam and Eve.
  • They were so offended that they boarded their flying saucer and left in a great rage.  They resolved never to appear to any human again.  And they said they will see to it no aliens of any other planets will ever visit earth.
  • That is why planet earth’s desperate search for alien life has not been successful so far.  And, if we judge by the original visiting aliens’ resolve, no aliens will ever be found.

Conclusion

The laws of countries to reveal their utmost secrets are a blessing in disguise.  That applies also the the King of the universe who made His secrets available to us in a book called the Holy Bible, or ‘The Secrets of the Exalted Monarch made Public.’

The New Testament glorifies Jesus

Do not let the Ehrman Inquisition group or anybody else deceive you by fine sounding arguments. With the Holy Spirit we can study Scripture and have confidence in God’s words.

Many ‘theologians,’ ‘scholars’ and ‘teachers of the law’ try their best to convince followers of Jesus that the human writers of the New Testament are suspect.  The Bible tells us that the Holy Spirit inspired the writers.  So how do we answer these educated people (it is very import that we don’t lose our precious faith because we believe the scholars’ criticism)?

#  Let us look at one of the ‘Golden Standards’ of Scripture. 

Jesus went with His disciples to the region of Caesarea Philippi, and asked them, ‘Who do people say the Son of Man is?’ 1  Peter’s answer was, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’ 2  Jesus clarified a very important principle when He said, ‘Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by My Father in heaven.’ 3

#  What does Jesus’ answer tell us?

The Holy Spirit helped Peter to understand Jesus’ identity.  Paul confirms this in 1 Corinthians 12:3, “Therefore I tell you that no one who is speaking by the Holy Spirit says, ‘Jesus be cursed,’ and no one can say, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ except by the Holy Spirit.”

#  The Bible tells us how to judge its human writers.

All we need to do if we want to know if the New Testament is from God, is to ask ourselves whether the human writers were inspired by the Holy Spirit or not?  If they were inspired, they will affirm that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God.  Jesus will be addressed or referred to as ‘Christ, Messiah, Anointed.’  The only letter that does not mention Christ specifically, is 3 John. Yet the letter mentions truth 7 times in 14 sentences and Christ represents truth.  So we don’t need to reject 3 John.

#  26 books identify Jesus Christ as the Son of God.

What does that tell us?  It is not the human writers who are important.  The one who is important is Jesus and everything the Holy Spirit reveals about Him.  We judge Scripture not by the human authors, but by its internal testimony.

 

#  The test: does the letter affirm that Jesus is the Christ?

Only if the writers were filled with the Holy Spirit were they able to affirm that Jesus is the Christ (1 Corinthians 12:3).  There is no command in the New Testament to judge a book by its human author.  For example, the author of Hebrews, a thoroughly Christ centred book, is never identified.

Conclusion

Do not let the Ehrman Inquisition group or anybody else deceive you by fine sounding arguments. With the Holy Spirit we can study Scripture and have confidence in God’s words.

References

  1. Matthew 16:13
  2. Matthew 16:16
  3. Matthew 16:18

How bright are the Brights?

Many of the new atheists call themselves the intellectually enlightened group, the ‘brights.’  The message is that, ‘nobody with intelligence can believe the Bible.’  One of their ‘bright’ statements is that, ‘we believe in one less deity than you Christians.’  They mean that followers of Jesus don’t believe in Jupiter, Thor, Zeus, Moloch,  Artemis, or any of the other thousands of gods.  They don’t either, but they add that they also don’t believe in the God of the Bible.  The implication is that we are ‘stupid’ to believe in the God of the Bible.

Logic tells us that there is a reason why we cannot compare the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob to gods like Jupiter, Zeus, Thor, et cetera.  One must compare apples with apples.  So let’s consider:

#  Where are their books?

The ‘brights’ never discuss the credible historical records of those other gods.  There is a decided difference between the Bible, a historically based book, and no books at all.  Why didn’t Zeus et el give us books comparable to the Bible?  It is a library of 66 Holy Spirit inspired books written over a period of 1,400 years.  If those gods do not have historically accurate records, it is just foolish talk to compare them to the God of the Bible, not mind blowing ‘brightness.’

#  Their Prophecies

The God of the Bible promises an eternal new heaven and earth, the dwelling of righteousness, where the elect will live in the presence of the wonderful, mighty Trinity.  So let us ask with Isaiah 41:22-23,

‘Bring in [those gods] to tell us 

what is going to happen.

…declare to us the things

to come,

tell us what the future holds, 

so that we may know

that you are gods.’

#  Their Creative acts

The Bible tells us what the difference is between the living God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and those other gods, ‘These gods, who did not make the heavens and the earth, will perish from the earth and from under the heavens.’ 1

Conclusion

Maybe the Bible is right when it says:

  • ‘…many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.’ 2
  • So the brights who think they are enlightened with scientific knowledge, might just end up in darkness, and the ‘darks’ (supposedly the intellectually constrained Christians) will see the face of God daily in the bright light of the Lord. 3

References

  1. Jeremiah 10:11
  2. Matthew 19:30
  3. Revelation 21:23; 22:5