by Ramona Cook
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There are those Christians who will say to you that you must accept all of the Bibles claims about itself, and about Jesus and God “by faith” and that you should not ask questions.
I do not find this to be the way Jesus presented His teachings and certainly God leaves His fingerprints everywhere. Truth about the accuracy of the Bible is very evident in our present day existence.
Jesus nearly always presented His teachings to people by asking of them questions. To answer a question you must engage your mind, and consequently your powers of reasoning.
It is true that some people have the ability to “believe” without asking questions. I have never understood that process because I need reasons and answers. Some of us need to understand the whys; well, as many of them as we can access.
Since God has made us as individuals it stands to reason that He wired us so that some have a direct pathway to their hearts from their ears and eyes, and some of us must sift and filter information before it can get to our hearts; and that is alright with the God who made us.
We may talk to God and we may ask Him questions. We may say to Him in honest communication, “I don’t understand” this or that; we may even say to Him, “I want to know if You are real, please teach me.”
I have for many years made notes in my Bible’s edges stating to God that, “I do not understand this verse.” Sometimes too, “ I do not like this.” Many of the questions I have asked of Him, He has answered.
It is the attitude with which we engage God thatis of concern to Him.
We too often approach our questions regarding this subject from the collection of data given to us by the world of Science. There is nothing wrong with the incorporation of scientific data, but very often scientific data changes due to new discoveries and new archeological finds.
The community of scientists also has its messengers who expect us to believe all that they say without sifting and filtering the information they present.
The truth will stand up to scrutiny, so be vigorous in dissecting the information you find from Science, and The Bible, and from History. You will be surprised how much of what you find fits together and how truth upon which you can rely will emerge.
Some will tell us that there is a Heaven and a Hell. Some will assure us that there is neither a Heaven nor a Hell, when the truth is none of them has died and they actually do not know the facts.
Conversely, there are those who have died and have been resuscitated and they tell of both a Heaven and a Hell.
So where do we find true answers about the questions that we as human beings have, like, “Why am I here?” and “Where am I going?”
When we are looking for “God” in any manner, for His help or to find Him, we must read the Bible because it is the record that assures us that the truth about God can be found within its pages. I do suggest that the investigation should eventually include the voices of the naysayer’s because one will discover that those voices are devoid of facts. I have made a bold statement, and I have good reason to do so.
The Bible, unlike the ‘facts of Science,’ does not change its message from one age to another. The facts stated in the Bible are stated as fact and they remain consistent.
If one does not believe that the Bible is an accurate document then that would be the first investigation to pursue. Here is a good site to investigate some facts about the Scripture’s reports of cities and peoples which are stated as fact in the Bible but have fallen into question by some of the scientific community. As always, when all the facts are in, the Bible always proves to be accurate.
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Very good article! I also consider myself a truthseeker, and I believe that continually searching for answers has helped me to better understand the Bible and biblical matters. If we don't know the why's, how can we help others understand? Keep up the good work, God bless!