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Every adversities of life is found at the foot of the cross; forgiveness of sin, deliverance from death, and the purpose of life.
God wants all men to be saved, as stated in John 3:16 this is the ultimate statement that God loves us. Paul states differently in 1 Timothy 2:4.
God provides us a number of passages that helps us to get through difficult times in life; Ephesians 3:20; John 5:24; Ecclesiastes 2:24-26; John 10:10; Proverbs 3:9-10; Titus 3:5-7; 2 Peter 1:11.
Where are you on your spiritual journey? Do you believe that you are on a spiritual journey? Do you believe in life after this life? Do you believe there is nothing after this life? These are the two options that we have. As we look at one of the most marvelous book that has ever been assembled we will come to the conclusion that there is life after this life is over. Where are you in your spiritual journey?
Is your journey progressing as God desires it to?
The results of a poll suggest that 80% believe there is life after this life. If there is life after this life then there must be a designer and a creator of this universe.
No book in the history of civilization has undergone so many attempts to destroy and control who has access to it. God's providence has protected the Bible throughout all of history.
No one can deny that Jesus Christ lived and died. There are many secular history reports of His life and the events of His life.
My goal is to encourage you with the information from God's Word that you need in order to fulfill the purpose that God has for each individual.
How is your relationship with Jesus Christ?
You may not be of my religious heritage, but I feel you may be searching to know God. That is encouraging that you’re seeking to consider where you will spend eternity. You may have doubt about Christ. So did I. But I have learned that doubt is a good thing! Without doubt, without questioning the status quo, we would still be living in a state of scientific ignorance and Biblical ignorance. We would still be in a survival mode, living from hand to mouth as nature and brawn were able to provide. Without doubting the status quo, there would be no vaccines, no life-saving surgery, no electrical power, ad infinitum, etc. Advances in knowledge and the misery that knowledge has relieved are incalculable.
But knowledge without wisdom can be a dangerous state of mind! What I do with knowledge is what determines the difference between being smart or foolish. A man who uses his knowledge about atomic energy to do what is good is smart. The one who uses it to harm others is foolish. Learning about God and His Word and using that Word are no different.
How do you learn to distinguish between truth and error? As with science or any other discipline, question all claims! Leave no stone unturned! Your peace of mind here and your wonder about an afterlife can never be satisfied until you discover a religious standard by which all things can be tested. I believe that to be the Christian Bible – as it is written! You may disagree.
Under the Mosaical Law God placed certain requirements for the children of Israel to follow when offering sacrifices. There are many questions that we need to ask:
Are there many processes (that God will accept) of becoming a Christian?
Or is there only one?
Has God placed requirements for us to follow under the New Testament covenant to become a Christian?
Are you seeking to know God?
Are you seeking eternal life?
Do you want to seek salvation God’s way?
I have tried, to the best of my ability, to lay aside all opinions about Jesus Christ and focus on the verifiable facts!
I have placed on my website a document that I feel will answer some or all of the questions that you may have about becoming a Christian. The following document is about a 15 minute read. Time well spent when considering where you will spend eternity.
I challenge you to read this document all it will cost you is about 15 minutes.
If you do, you will have more knowledge about what the Bible is and is not than most of the people in this world. I say this with confidence because most people do not know what the Bible is really about, but only what someone has told them by smooth and flattering speech designed to deceive.
You may address questions to me at: waf@WayneFox.org. I encourage any comments that you may have both negative and positive.
What makes the Bible unusual and unique?
The Bible has very little detail in the stories, yet it is the best-selling book ever. The Bible is composed of 39 books in the Old Testament and 27 books in the New Testament. There were approximately 40 authors that authored the 66 books. These authors are from all walks of life; fishermen, farmers, Kings, sheepherders, doctors, lawyers, and tax collectors, some of these authors were uneducated. All 66 books were written over a period of about 1500 years.
The Bible was written in an unusual manner in that it was written in a way in which men do not write. When men tell a story they tell all of the details and it becomes quite lengthy. For example when the writer of Genesis wrote about the creation he wrote the complete details in 34 verses. The first 5000 years of man's history are recorded in 50 chapters in Genesis. The details of the baptism of Jesus were described in five verses. The writers of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John did not provide any description of the physical attributes of Jesus, or the apostles and other characters. If man was writing this book they would have described the physical attributes of each character.
The writer of the book of Genesis described each character impartially. For example Abraham lied about Sarah being his wife on two occasions. Moses, another one of the main characters of the Bible, disobeyed God in Numbers 20:9-12. We all know the story of one of the greatest Kings in Israel's history, David, and his adultery with Bathsheba. Two of the apostles in the New Testament, James and John, desired Jesus to bring lightning down from heaven to destroy a Samaritan city.
The statements made in the Bible were matter-of-fact. There was no personal emotion in the events that were recorded such as the crucifixion of Christ in Matthew 27:33-56, the betrayal of Christ in Matthew 26:14-16, and when Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead in John 11:43-46.
The Bible has many other unusual phenomena's i.e. the influence it had on world history, the Old Testament prophecies (they number over 100) that came true hundreds of years later.
If men had written the Bible it would have greater detail. That is the way that men write.