Unlike any of the other sacred texts of any religion, the Bible makes clear and precise prophecies concerning future events. Not only does it make those prophecies, but it claims 100% accuracy, 100% of the time.
The Bible’s track record of fulfilled prophecy — up to and including the restoration of Israel in this generation — conforms to the Bible’s impossible standard of perfect accuracy.
In addition to being a book of prophecy, the Bible contains scientific, medical, historical and geographic knowledge that was impossible for anyone to know at the time.
Because of its Divine Authorship, the Bible claims, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” (2 Timothy 3:16)
We all know people who know nothing of Scripture that are more than willing to debate its intricacies and dispute its truths. If you were to ask those same people to debate the relative merits of the Texas Penal Code provisions on disorderly conduct, they would probably decline because they never studied the Texas Penal Code.
But they will argue about ‘whether a loving God could send people to hell’ until the cows come home, misquoting Scriptures they can’t cite and denying truths before they hear them.
i don't know if your website is perhaps
not the right place to ask my life question,
if i may please.
here goes, what is the purpose of life?
when God already knows before creation who
will follow/choose Him and who will not.
in my life of over 40 years,
i had no friends of value, i couldn't
go and study my field of study, was never
allowed to love someone and feel i never
received love, always do work for other
people, work like a slave-
15 to 20 hours per day and over week-ends
i am not allowed to do what i want to
do in life.
is there hope for me?
or is it ok to die?
have a great day.
Dear friend I admire your courage for coming out here and presenting this question. This is a question that plagues everyone, rich or poor, married or single, Christian and atheist. The answer, after much pondering came from both Jesus and king Salomon. The purpose is to love and glorify God regardless of your circumstances. No matterr what life you have here on Earth, it is nothing but a vapor in light of eternity. Focus on the afterlife and the one who makes it possible for you to enter it and be in a place of full joy (heaven) through loving Jesus and accepting His free gift of salvation. We may never know why God made people and allowed us to suffer. We do know however that just like all prophecies have been fullfilled, so will His promises of a perfectly joyful life close to Him someday soon. God bless you.
Thanks for both of the above comments. Anon - life on this planet is really hard. Thats one thing I have learned over the years...I take comfort in several things...First don't forget in 1 John we are told that we can't love this world (system) and Love God...We weren't made for this world. We are in this world but not of this world. But also remember our lives on this planet are like a mist as stated in the bible. Then we will have eternity that will be perfect in every way. And don't forget this - Jesus will never leave you and He is with you always. Another helpful thing is - read the stories of the lives of the prophets...They were all sent during the worst times and so often they lamented their life here and what they were facing...Read Jeremiah and see what he endured - Daniel the same. Ezekiel had it really tough - and think about how long they have all been in heaven vs their lives on earth. And eternity will make that length of time seem like a fraction of a fraction of a second. And don't forget the rapture is imminent - it will be soon. I'll be praying for you and I know others will as well. This place is very very temporary.
Thank you Scott. We appreciate your ministry brother.
My pleasure:) --
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