Biblical Inerrancy

There are times that I am greatly reassured that these are the last days before the coming of the Lord. Many so called “Christians” are allowing their foundational doctrines to be eroded right out from under them without so much as a reasonable discussion. One of the doctrines is the doctrine of inerrancy. From professors to evangelist everywhere, churches are deciding that this is not a doctrine worth fighting for. All to many Christians are unprepared to logically reprove the unbelievers arguments on this doctrine. One such argument recently came across my email:

“A common saying of Jesus that inerrantists will use to support their position is found in Matthew 5:17-18. We shall see why this is problematic. In Matthew Jesus allegedly says the following:

‘Do not imagine that I have come to do away with the law or the prophets. I have come not to do away with them, but to fulfil them. I meant it when I say that, until heaven and earth disappear, not one letter, not even one stroke of a letter, will disappear from the law, until everything is accomplished.’

There are three things to say in response to the inerrantist’s use of this text. First, the reasoning behind the inerrantist’s use of it is circular. In other words, the only reason they are able to claim that these verses represent “Jesus’ teaching” on scripture’s inerrancy is because they already presuppose that the Gospel of Matthew is giving an inerrant record of Jesus’ words. In other words, inerrancy is supported by the assumption of inerrancy.”

The claim is that the inerrant believer is using circular reasoning for the authority of the Bible. In other words, the Bible says it will exist perfectly forever, so it must exist forever. Or rather the Bible is the Word of God because it says it is the word of God. Church, please wake up! This is not circular reasoning! Just because a “bible agnostic” says something is circular reasoning does not mean it is. Circular reasoning (or begging the question) only applies to an arbitrary foundational principle.

What this means is this:
It does not matter who you are or where you live, 1+1=2 everywhere to everyone. This is an absolute and non-arbitrary principle. It is not circular reasoning to say “1+1=2 because if you take 1 and add another 1 you get 2.” This is a self-attesting standard. You must use the equation to prove the equation but that is not circular reasoning. If God were to speak down from heaven and say “The Bible is my word!”, that is still using God’s Word to prove God’s Word. Anything that you can use to prove God’s Word, other than God’s word is an arbitrary standard. It must come from God for the claim to be self-attesting.

The non believing errorist already believes that the Bible is not a self-attesting standard. They make a presupposition about the nature of God before even reviewing God’s Word.

They presume that God would not preserve His infallible Word and they presuppose that God would not keep his promise to preserve it. Well if God can’t do that, then how can he be God?

Just think on this:
Is the Bible the inerrant Word of God? If you say yes, then you can trust what the Bible says. If you answered no, you cannot trust any part of the Bible for any teaching at all and you make God a liar because He promised to preserve His Word.

Now, if you believe that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God, show it to me. Not all “bibles” are created equal!

Italy Granted “Extraordinary ” €150BN Bank Bailout Program To Prevent “Panic, Run On Deposits” | Zero Hedge

TRUTHBOMBS: Christians, keep your eyes on the times!

Article: As we noted today, the rumors of an Italian bank bailout, which started on Monday morning, and were promptly shot down by Merkel the next day, got louder after a Reuters report that the Italian government is considering more creative ways to inject liquidity into Italy’s banks. However that was just an appetizer to a main course, which came later today when as the WSJ reported citing a spokeswoman for the European Union’s executive arm that the “European Commission has authorized Italy to use government guarantees to create a precautionary liquidity support program for their banks.” How did this happen so quietly under the table and without Merkel’s blessing? WSJ says that the program was approved under the bloc’s “extraordinary crisis rules for state aid.”And here we thought that Italy’s banks are actually doing so very well. Oh wait, no we didn’t.As the WSJ notes, the proposed “crisis” plan is the “other leg of an intervention plan considered by the government” namely, the direct capital injection into Italian banks that would add up to €40 billion in capital to the banking sector”, the one we profiled previously. It is also the plan that Merkel supposedly shut down before it got off the ground. However, Europe had a Plan B up its sleeve.What are the details of this latest “crisis” program?

Source: Italy Granted “Extraordinary ” €150BN Bank Bailout Program To Prevent “Panic, Run On Deposits” | Zero Hedge

As a psychiatrist, I diagnose mental illness. And, sometimes, demonic possession. – The Washington Post

TRUTHBOMBS: Dr. Gallagher is a uniquely qualified individual on this topic. I highly recommend his research material. It will blow your mind!

How a scientist learned to work with exorcists.

Source: As a psychiatrist, I diagnose mental illness. And, sometimes, demonic possession. – The Washington Post

The Modern Way

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships.These are the days of two incomes, but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill.

Letter to a Christian friend: This is worse than a witch-hunt — it’s an anti-religious Inquisition | PJ Media

Members of traditional religions became moral outlaws in the United States once equal rights for sexual preference and gender choice were enshrined in regulation and law. To believe that homosexual relations are sinful, as does biblical religion, defines the believer as a bigot in the view of liberal opinion, which is backed by the federal regulatory apparatus and the regulators of most American states, as well as by most of the judicial system.As Mary Eberstadt reports, expressions of religious belief that society considered innocuous and normal until quite recently are now grounds for dismissal from jobs, denial of employment, and boycotts by the media. Devout Christians believe they must choose between their faith and job security, and they commonly conceal their faith in the workplace to avert discrimination. (Muslims are exempt because liberals consider them a threatened minority and make allowances for their misogyny and gay-bashing.)Actions or speech (quoting a Bible verse or leaving a religious symbol in plain view) elicit persecution. In some cases, evidence of past incorrect opinion is sufficient: The CEO of the software firm Mozilla, Brendan Eich, was hounded from his post in 2014 for a $1,000 contribution to a 2008 California referendum campaign against gay marriage, evidence of a position he shared at the time with Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Source: Letter to a Christian friend: This is worse than a witch-hunt — it’s an anti-religious Inquisition | PJ Media

Puerto Rico Faces Record Default: A Look at the $2 Billion Due – Yahoo Finance

Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla says the island won’t pay general-obligation debt coming due on Friday even with President Obama poised to sign a bill that enables the commonwealth to restructure its $70 billion debt load
Puerto Rico and its agencies owe $2 billion of principal and interest. It may mark the island’s biggest default yet and the first time it’s skipped payments on general-obligation bonds, which are given the first claim on the island’s funds. The federal bill, called Promesa, enables the commonwealth to restructure its debt through a control board that will also weigh in on its spending plans. The measure also shields Puerto Rico from creditor lawsuits seeking repayment

Source: Puerto Rico Faces Record Default: A Look at the $2 Billion Due – Yahoo Finance

Archeologists Discover A 4000 Year Old Archeological Find Linking Allah To Lucifer And The “Harlot Religion” | Walid Shoebat

TRUTHBOMBS: HMMMMM!

4000 years old is as close as we can get to connecting how old is “Allah” as deity, his relation to the great rebellion, sex, war … everything.Amid excavations at four different ancient sites in the Central Anatolian province of Yozgat in the Uşaklı Mound at the Büyük Taşlık village in Turkey there laid a cuneiform tablet unearthed after laying there for 4000 years (2,000 B.C.) The cuneiform tablet in the Sorgun district of Yozgat shows symbols of Ishtar, known as the Hittite goddess of love, war, fertility and sexuality. Ishtar or “the queen of harlots” goddess was found mentioned more clearly in this cuneiform than those on any other unearthed tablets.Linking Ishtar to other archaeologic relics, also written in the same cuneiform is the Epic of Atrahasis cuneiform dating just as far back in ancient history (1700-1800 B.C.), which reveal that this ancient deity known as Ishtar and the snake beast god known as Ishtaran another name for “Allah” who is literally mentioned in the epic by name and was a transvestite (dual male and female nature).

Source: Archeologists Discover A 4000 Year Old Archeological Find Linking Allah To Lucifer And The “Harlot Religion” | Walid Shoebat

Ray Comfort: Christians Must Talk About Hell to Evangelize the Lost

Even though the subject of Hell is not a pleasant topic to think about, street evangelist Ray Comfort says Christians must use it as part of their evangelism efforts so their pleas to skeptics have urgency.

“The accusation of the skeptic is that we use the threat of Hell to control the weak-minded. That may be true of some religions that hold their power because they control the masses, but the second the skeptic finds himself in Hell he will know that we only warned of it because we loved him,” Comfort wrote in a Facebook message on Thursday.

He asked: “Do we ever weep as we pray for the lost? Dry eyes and hard hearts go hand in hand. How can we profess to have the love of God in our hearts if we don’t plead with the unsaved to repent and turn to the Savior? And how can we do that with any passion if we don’t care?”

Comfort reflected that while it is pleasant to think about Heaven, the subject of Hell isn’t at all desirable.

“But we must force ourselves to think of it. Without such unpleasant thoughts we will never plead with any urgency,” he emphasized.

The New Zealand-born evangelist has spoken out about his thoughts on the afterlife on several occasions, and back in January shared with his followers that if eternity consisted of sitting on clouds playing harps, he would not be a Christian.

“God will replace this cursed and fallen creation with a new Heavens and a new Earth, and God’s will, will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. We not only escape Hell, but, by God’s grace, we get Heaven on Earth. What an unspeakably incredible future we have,” he wrote at the time.

Source: Ray Comfort: Christians Must Talk About Hell to Evangelize the Lost

Canada: Adult Muslim migrants enrolled in high school, sexually harass teen girls, threaten teachers, cheered jihad massacre

“I know this, because we received a confidential tip from a parent, who couldn’t get anyone in New Brunswick to help. The media, the police, the politicians — everybody is petrified of being called ‘racist’ for even mentioning the disaster that has come from putting unassimilated Muslim migrant men right into our schools.” Just as in Rotherham, England: officials were so afraid of being accused of “racism” and “Islamophobia” that they let Muslim rape gangs destroy the lives of hundreds, and maybe over a thousand, non-Muslim girls. The fear of “racism” will be the death of the free West.

Source: Canada: Adult Muslim migrants enrolled in high school, sexually harass teen girls, threaten teachers, cheered jihad massacre