Here is an article were the author clearly NEVER was taught the clear teachings of Christ but instead was taught a culturally relevant Christ instead. A Christ that would never whip people out of the temple or call them harsh names like “fox”, “child of hell”, “vipers” or “hypocrites”.
Sad really that with all the historical information we have at our fingertips, we follow the world instead of Christ.
Source: The Ugly in Christianity
I know this is some old news but it is soften ignored by mainstream media. Dr. Zertal converted from atheism to Christianity after finding many proofs of the historical accuracy of the Bible.
3 Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses.
Joshua 1:3 (KJV)
“Foot-shaped” structures have been revealed in the Jordan valley and are among the earliest sites that archeologists believe were built by the ancient people of Israel. The structures are thought to be symbolic of the biblical concept of ownership.
Source: Archaeological Discovery In Jordan Valley: Enormous ‘Foot-shaped’ Enclosures — ScienceDaily
If I lack a belief in tooth decay, there is no reason for me to brush my teeth. So when someone defines atheism as a “lack of belief” How then can a person who defines them self in this way, act upon that? Only a positive belief is supported by action.
If I don’t believe in the Gold Gate Bridge, I don’t walk across it! This just demonstrates the irrationality of Atheism. all of it’s definitions are not cogent nor do they pass the preconditions for intelligibility.
A belief that they lack a belief,
while condemning your belief,
and pushing their “lack of belief”
on everyone else!
If you “lack a belief”, why would you have a need legislate law for a lack of belief?
Thousands of atheists gathering in DC for Reason Rally:
By Michael W. Chapman | June 2, 2016
Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University, and former psychiatrist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital who has studied transgenderism and sex-reassignment surgery for 40 years, said the condition is a “mental illness” and to enable it is equal to “collaborating with madness.”……….
Read More at: http://cnsnews.com/blog/michael-w-chapman/johns-hopkins-psychiatrist-support-transgenderism-and-sex-change-surgery
There are only three possibilities that I can see:
1. Theism (belief that God exists).
2. Atheism (belief that God does not exist)
3. Agnosticism (I don’t know)
If atheism is defined as a “lack of belief” then one can NEVER make a positive claim of assertion that God does not exist, because that is a belief. Having no affirmative belief in something is not humanly possible unless one is never exposed to the concept. Once a person is exposed to a concept or idea a belief is automatically formed.
Matthew Lieberman, a psychologist at the University of California, seemed to demonstrate how beliefs help people’s brains categorize others and view objects as good or bad (which is a belief); and this done mostly unconsciously.
When Lieberman showed a group of people photographs of expressionless black faces, he found neurological triggers in the amygdala – the brain’s panic button. It was triggered in almost two-thirds of the subjects studied. There was no difference in the response between black and white people.
Lieberman said: “Even people who believe to their core that they do not have prejudices may still have negative associations that are not conscious.” This is a belief! Though I do not subscribe to the notion that the brain causes belief but instead the belief triggers the brains response.
Dr. Michael Shermer wrote: “We form our beliefs for a variety of subjective, personal, emotional, and psychological reasons in the context of environments created by family, friends, colleagues, culture, and society at large; after forming our beliefs we then defend, justify, and rationalize them with a host of intellectual reasons, cogent arguments, and rational explanations. Beliefs come first, explanations for beliefs follow.”
Atheism cannot be a “lack of belief”, after all they believe it don’t they? And that is self refuting.
In 2007 Atheist Sam Harris said “Atheism is not a philosophy, just as non-racism is not. It is not a worldview, though it is frequently portrayed as one.”(1) What a violation of the basic laws of logic! It is impossible to NOT have a worldview. Anyone that says they do not have a worldview has a perspective on what a worldview is and a belief of why they don’t have a worldview; which is in essence….a worldview!
So Sam Harris states a belief about atheism while denying any belief at all, but he clearly believes it!
At the same conference that Sam Harris attended, Richard Dawkins stated “Religion is not the root of all evil, but it gets in the way of [determining] how we got here and where we find ourselves. And that is an evil in itself.”
But doesn’t Dawkins reject the existence of moral good or evil? After all he did write “The universe that we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose [i.e. no God], no evil, no good, nothing but pitiless indifference.” (2)
These are observable basic inconsistencies in the atheistic mind. I would call it Doctrinal problem inside the church of atheism.
- Matt Purple, CNSNews.com Correspondent,”Religion Must Be Destroyed, Atheist Alliance Declares”, October 03, 2007
- Richard Dawkins, “God’s Utility Function”, Scientific American, November 1995, p.85
I often hear about people struggling to get ahead in life like it is a competition of who will climb out of the pit of life to stand victoriously on top of everyone else. These people often make the claim that they are destined for greatness or are born for a higher purpose in life.
Have we all been programmed to push our stress levels to the breaking point? To work harder and harder each day for materialistic gain that will never satisfy us. What definition of “greatness” have you been taught?
How do you define greatness?
– If you were to lose your health, or your spouse and your kids, would you be great? (I say no)
– Then aren’t you great now?
The insatiable desires of this world can trick you.
One of the more irrational questions that atheists throw out there in response to the cosmological argument is “If everything has a cause then what caused God or what created God?”
This is an excerpt from my upcoming book:
The Bible itself is an authoritative record of what God and his Apostles have commanded. Why should we even bother with any of the Bible if we do not except the whole of it? “But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors. For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.” – James 2:9-10 (KJV)
Remember not to pass judgement on scripture for it is the Word of God and you make yourself the judge of God. The Bible is meant to transform every part of your life not just some of it. Our culture and mannerism can lead us astray many times over. We create certain habits that were from cultural influences that are contradictory to the Word of God. Things such as sex before marriage, fasting, proper human relationships and even critical thinking are influenced by the social structures around us. It is both undeniable and dangerous.
Many instances of your persecutions will be as a result of you wanting to follow exactly what Jesus and the Apostle taught. There are some of these traditions of the Apostles that are completely ignored today or explained away by culture and progressivism. For this logical argument I will use the head covering debate but you can put in any apostolic tradition you choose into the logical argument.
Logical argument – Apostolic Traditions
- Apostolic traditions that are recorded in the New Testament are binding to the modern Church.
- Female Head covering is an apostolic tradition.
- Therefore Female Head covering is binding on the modern Church.