There is a long list of reasons why skeptics and atheists doubt the veracity of the Bible. One of the reasons is the law code of Hammurabi dating back to around 1754 BC. This code of law was established by the Babylonian king Hammurabi for his subjects in the region of Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq) “so that the powerful may not oppress the powerless.” History courses in schools make it their best efforts to subtly train the students’ mind to move their eyes away from God with comparing this to the Mosaic Laws. Some laws in here, admittedly, reflect the Laws of the Torah. However, as the Christian critically examines both laws, he would find that the Law of Moses was not a mere copycat, but a repudiation of the code of Hammurabi and a correction of true morality.
God. The very word alone stirs up emotions among believers and nonbelievers regardless of it being positive or negative. It’s a powerful word, and He’s a powerful Being. Such a Creator has been worshiped, praised, and reverenced since the beginning of creation, and He’s also been provoked, tested and questioned. One of the most commonly asked questions by both believers and nonbelievers is: If God created us, who created Him?
“Einstein introduced his revolutionary General Theory of Relativity. In this, space and time were no longer Absolute, no longer a fixed background to events. Instead, they were dynamical quantities that were shaped by the matter and energy in the universe. They were defined only within the universe, so it made no sense to talk of a time before the universe began.” – Stephen Hawking, Origin of the Universe.
Einstein and Hawking stated the undeniable fact that time started when the universe began and that it would be silly to suggest that time started before the universe came into existence. Therefore, we can come to the conclusion that the things before which are not bound to the universe, space and time are eternal since everything bound by time has a beginning and an end. The fathers Continue reading ““In the Beginning, God Created the Heavens and the Earth.” OK, So Who Created God?”
One of my Brothers in Christ was wondering whether or not Christians should partake in the Passover and worship on the Sabbath Day instead of on Sunday. He showed me a certain individual on Instagram teaching people that Christians need to, and that we neither observe the Lord’s Day as Sunday nor partake in what is called
“communion”, but partake in the Passover feast once a year. He stated that such a feast and the sabbatical days are not for the Jews, but for Christians since we read about Christ partaking in the Passover and attending the synagogues on the Sabbath days with His disciples. The individual further contended that the words “the Lord’s Supper,” “communion” and seeing the worshiping on Sundays are not found in the Word of God.
One of the most contentious topics theists seem to be debating among themselves is whether or not it is essential for a lost soul who has decided to give their life to Christ to be baptized in water in order to receive salvation. In general, theists seem to accept and acknowledge the meaning of water baptism as a great thing. However, a lot of them doubt the necessity of it for various reasons. One of the most widely used argument in support of their belief: the thief on the cross. Thus, they conclude that one is saved by faith and faith alone. On the other side of the coin, others stress the significance of water baptism to obtain redemption and have all sins remitted.
A lot of individuals seem to believe that the Christian faith is based on blind faith. Unfortunately, many Christians walk by such a manner—believing and following what they see and hear because it “sounds good” and as long as “Christ is preached.” However, faith is based on fact and evidence; throughout the Word of God it is commanded of us to not only test all things (1 Thessalonians 5:21), but to test people to see whether or not they are of God (1 John 4:1). The apostles Paul and Peter exhorted us to study the Word daily in the knowledge and grace of Christ in order to be fully furnished in God, understand how to properly handle the Word, to know sound from unsound doctrine, and to grow spiritually (2 Timothy 2:15; 2 Peter 3:18). As Christians, we must always be ready to give a reasoned defense to anyone who questions us (1 Peter 3:15); if not, we can turn to fables or even abandon the faith due to the lack of studying or improper use of the Scriptures (2 Peter 3:16).