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Biblical Evidence #4: The SaviorJesus affirmed the Truth of the Old Testament in His use of it. In Matthew 4:4, Jesus says “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Here we see Jesus using the Old Testament Scripture and saying that it comes from the mouth of God.
Jesus even uses authority of God’s Word to rebuke Satan when He says “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only’” (Matthew 4:10).
Jesus knew and recognized the divine nature of the Scripture and the power that comes with it. Jesus also affirmed the unchanging truth of the Scriptures. He says, “I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished” (Matthew 5:18).
Jesus affirmed the Truth of the New Testament by the Spirit coming. In John 14:26, Jesus
Biblical Evidence #3: The StructureBy this I mean the means that God used to put His word on paper and into the hands of his people. There were over 40 human authors who wrote over a period of 1500 years. Even given the different authors and the many years, there is still a unity to what they were writing.
These 2 factors give support to the conclusion that the Bible was ultimately written by God because it becomes impossible to conclude that so many people were able to collude and come up with this book in their own power and wisdom.
I believe that one of the reasons that God used so many people and not just one person is that it silences the argument that one person was able to compose this book and start a religion just because they wanted to. It is impossible for people to even say that a group of people colluded together to come up with this because of the time frame of its writing. The number of people who were authors and the length of time involved suggest that there was some eternal being that was orchestrating
Biblical Evidence #2: The ScribesHow is it that we can determine if what the Apostle said was true? The same way we determine it today. We begin by looking at what they said. Do they give details that can be verified? Are their possible motives for them to make up the things they are saying? These thing usually accompany dishonesty: motive to lie, lack of details in account, and want few people to know.
So do the authors give details? The Bible is full of details. The Old Testament gives detailed histories of Kings and their reigns. The New Testament gives reigns of Emperors and other events and places that can be confirmed in their accuracy. The book of Acts is full of historical details. The Gospel of Luke gives numerous historical details.
Luke 1:5 “In the time of Herod king of Judea there was a priest name Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly division of Alijah; his wife Elizabeth was also a descendant of Aaron.”
Luke 2:1-2 “In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census sh
Biblical Evidence #1: The ScrollsThis would also be known as the manuscript evidence that we have. Manuscripts are written documents that we have of the various books of the Bible. They are copies that have been discovered that date back from the early second century, less than a generation from when the last books of the New Testament were written.
If these manuscripts are just copies, how can we be sure that what we read today is actually what the Apostles and prophets wrote down? To see if we can trust what we read today, let’s take a look at the Copying Process.
Copying the Word of God was taken seriously. Copyists had safety measures in place to make sure they produced exact copies. Copyists knew:
The number of letters in a particular line,
The number of lines in a particular book,
The number of words in a book,
The middle verse of a book,
The middle word of a book,
The middle letter of a book.
If their copy did not match these exactly, it was discarded and they began again. This process has proved to be qu
John and SteveJohn had just finished explaining to his coworker, Steve, about some of the changes going on in his life since he became a Christian. Steve had grown up going to church but he just went out of obligation and never really believed the stuff that was being said. John had grown up in a similar environment but had recently been attending a church that was preaching the Bible. He told Steve that he had heard things in this church that he never heard in the church where he grew up.
He told Steve that because we all haved sinned or done something wrong, we have all been separated from God. But, because God loves us so much, he sent Jesus to be the atoning sacrifice of our sins. Jesus paid the price for all of the wrong things we have done. John told Steve that if he recognized that he was a sinner and in need of a Savior and truly believed that Jesus died for his sins and was resurrected after three days, proving that he was truly God and had the authority to forgive sins, that Steve would be
Become Part of the MovementAs far as getting involved with foreverU there's lots you can do to be a part of this movement! We want this movement to become the next leading anti-bullying organization in the US. Sounds crazy, but we think it's quite the possibility. We want to get involved with schools, communities, and on the web. We are not just a movement raising awareness of bullying and its effects, but a movement getting to the core of bullying; the hearts and minds of teens. This is a solution and must be stressed.
When we all come together in an equal movement, supporting and encouraging the victims or bystanders, rising up to the bullies, change is made. Become part of something bigger, become part of change. The foreverU movement needs to become a lifestyle we should all live by. With your help, we can make it happen. Get involved and join the movement. Be part of the solution. Check out the different ways you can get involved in the links below!
Passing of a ClassmateVery recently, I heard the name of a local teen come up. I never knew her, or had even heard of her personally before, but it still terrifies me to see what transpired. I don’t know what her situation was, so I simply cannot understand what caused it. All I know is this; she played softball, she was a high school student, her last Facebook post was “People tell me “why don't you ask for help before you do impulsive things” I DO , NOBODY RESPONDS”, and not longer after that, she took her own life. Sadly, no one seemed to care until after her last day.
It didn't seem like people were flocking by the dozens to talk to her or try to help the situation. I saw no clear signs that many people were showering her with support. Not to say that people weren't, it just doesn't seem to me that most people cared. I have no doubt that some people genuinely did all that they could, but enough was clearly not done.
Why don’t police ever take action before such terrif
How Do I Make It Stop?When it comes to bullying, it's hard to understand, why? Why me? Why do I deserve this? Being teens that have either been victimized, or have actually been bullies, we want you to understand this when it comes to "making it stop". Bullying is one of those things where we need to understand that they don't know what they are doing. For some of our foreverU members who have actually gone through what you're currently going through and having the same negative thoughts. They continued to remind themselves this one thing. That they are not alone. You have people that care, its just about finding those people who accept you for who you are and surrounding yourself with those people that will prosper your purpose in life.
Each and every one of us have a purpose, we are all different. We are heavy believers of that and we are also heavy believers that there is a reason behind everything. We want you to understand that your life is a story. Each day is a new chapter. Every obstacle in life, ev
Why Love?People tend to get really confused when we say that LOVE is the cure...Let us explains. We aren't trying to spread the lovey dovey stuff most people think of when they hear love. We are digging deeper into the love that we show towards a family member or close friend.
When we say love, we're talking about reaching out to someone you may not even know, with a sense of compassion. The kind of love that makes them feel accepted and that no matter what happens in their life, that they have people who will help support them and prosper them through their struggles onto a path of hope.
People need people. We need to transform our lives to rethink, relive, and revive and reach out with that sense of love. With that, people will feel more accepted for whom they are and feel more motivated to pursue the purpose each and every one of us were given.
I Miss You So MuchRemember how when we were little we would play in the park from morning till nightfall? How we used to pretend to be pirates, princesses or adventurers? I miss the smiles we shared and the happiness of the moment. I look around my room and question myself where did the memories go? Are they still there or were they destroyed when you left that terrible night?
I miss your head against my shoulder and your smile. Also, the way your eyes watched the fish in the small pond across the street. God, your little sibling misses you. They lay in your bed for hours and hours on end and ask me where you've gone. I'm still too shaken up to respond. They ask themselves why they didn't take the time to just listen to you or kiss you on the cheek more.
Your classmates miss you, also. They can't bear looking at your old seat. They can feel the emptiness in the room and I think it's eating them alive. They asked themselves why they didn't take you more seriously or stand up for you. Your parents are a m
Nightmare | Cap. 5Drake: …
Violeta: N-No es lo que parece… -Se asusta(?-
Lis: -Suspira- Te explicaré todo. Solo que no te alteres.
Drake: -Se les queda viendo- Lis… tu sabes que a mí no me gusta el Yuri.
Violeta: -Encima de Lis(?- No estamos haciendo ‘‘eso’’.
Lis: -Se quita a Violeta de encima- Lo siento. Se que esto se ve muy mal… Pero… ¿Me dejarías explicarte?
Drake: A ver… ¿Qué paso en realidad? Yo te conozco y tu no serías capaz de hacer algo así.
Violeta: Bueno… -Agacha la cabeza-
~ For You Only - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmqsKc7z49I ~
(Que hueva poner la letra :v)
-Lo que pasó en realidad. Hace unos minutos antes que llegara Drake-
Lis: Violeta… No sé cómo vas a ocultar ‘‘eso’’ de todos… Además, me estas causando problemas. Si Roxx se entera de esto… Me vas a joder la vida.
Violeta: Prometo que seré cuidadosa.
Lis: Eso d
Hell Herenone of you perhaps understand my situation/condition..
anyway I have to come out of here myself..but I cant..wont ever..life is hell here..
Modern Worldmodern world is different...people can respect each other...
so i need to be in modern world...that is not here....
Immense Inconsiderationmy family is doing immense inconsideration to me..
for them I am a toy and of no care..because of my likings...at most they see me as a ransom of greed..
Father GodI created people to need and love one another. That never changed, even when sin entered into the world. Yet in spite of my desire for loving harmony, families often make a mess of their relationship.
I warned David that his sin would cause problems within his family. Ultimately, after simmering and planning for two years, one of David's son killed the other in vengeance for their sister. If only they had sought me in the process...I love to help families secure and strengthen their bonds.
I believe in family. I believe in family so much that I'm building an eternal home for mine. Meanwhile, I'm right here in the midst of your earthly family-and my heart's desire is to help you come together in peace and mutual love. Just call on me for guidance. After all, I'm a Father. I want to help my children.
Teenage TaoismGiving birth is the closest I’d ever felt to dying.
Before that, my near death experiences had consisted only of my silent announcement of pregnancy—silent, being that my social media accounts were all deleted almost simultaneously and I never returned to school in the fall, saying without really saying that I had caught the malicious disease of “teenage pregnancy”. I’m sure the whisper spread in the hallways like the Bubonic Plague. That September, sitting at home on what would have been the first day of my senior year, I imagined friends I’d never talk to again saying “she was only seventeen, and so full of life!” at my absence in the cafeteria tables, as if they were attending my funeral instead of talking about me behind my back.
"Full of life," I had snorted then, folding a never ending stream of what had once been my own baby clothes. "Literally."
I walked around like a zombie for the months of my pregnancy, deciding t
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