God did make an unhackable system in the Bible but no matter how much many well-meaning ppl (religious or not) read the Bible they cant find the real Jesus Christ without going directly 2 Jesus thru His Biblical instructions (Jn 5:39; 10:1,7; 3:3,5). Many dont understand that they may b able 2 fool themselves/others but no1 can fool the God of Israel. The Bible says not 2 go beyond whats written 4 good reasons (I Cor 4:6; Rv 22:18-19).
Sadly many dont actually take seriously whats stated in the Bible (any revelation/vision must exactly match & reflect the truth that never changes in both the OT & NT or its not from God). Many think/act as if they r smarter than God. But God outsmarted man - the Bible is the only 1 that cant be properly understood without going thru Jesus Christ & having true faith in Him (Jn 14:6; 5:39; II Cor 3:14; Is 29:11-12 - If Jewish ppl cant pierce the veil over the OT without Jesus (by His instructions) then 4 sure all gentiles cant). Its why theres many interpretations & many thinking its all fairy tales & that those who believe r delusional (Jesus came bearing the sword of division).
Its why theres many religions, built on what man wants God 2 b like (many fatal mistakes). I realized they cant all b right (Theres 1 Bible - why so many interpretations? - II Pet 1:**19-21). Religion wont teach u much about God (they cant teach what they don't know). But it doesnt mean God doesnt know what He's doing. Who knows more about a house, the Builder or those moving in later?
Many missed this: Jesus is the only 1 in history who said no1 can find our real God except thru Him (Jn 14:6; 3:3,5; 5:39; 10:1,7; Acts 4:12). This means "the" truth was complete & there4 finished thru what Jesus taught & did (NT reinforces the OT). There4, any so-called new teaching & all other religious beliefs r invalid & cant lead u 2 God. The truth is either the whole truth or its a lie. The truth is the absence of any lie. Either Jesus told the only whole truth or He's just a false prophet among many, whom should b disregarded. This would also mean God must not exist either (He either knows what He's doing or He cant b God).
***If Jesus came from God as His only Son as stated in the Bible then the Quran (doesnt agree with the Bible), the Book of Mormon (no such thing as "another testament"), JWs (rewrote some Bible verses - New World Translation) & other religions r wrong about Jesus b/c they demote Jesus 2 just a prophet or good man (1 way or another). If Jesus Christ isnt God's Son (false prophet) then the Bible & all others r wrong. We cant hv it 2 ways. Theres only 1 Jesus & there can only b 1 true Gospel (II Cor 11:4; Gal 1:6,9; I Tm 6:3). If Jesus is whom He says He is then Muhammad (muslim follower of Islam), Joseph Smith (Mormon = Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints - LDS), Jehovah's Witnesses (JWs = Watchtower, Awake), Most Catholics, many Protestants, Ellen White (7th Day Adventists), Mary Baker (Christian Scientists), the moonies (Unification church - Rev Moon), Church of Scientology (Dyanetics - L Ron Hubbard), Buddhism, Hinduism & others presenting other teachings/practices r the false prophets & teachers & must b disregarded. But I can assure u the truth is in the Bible (where Jesus was coming from in everything He did & said).
Many (see above par.) claim they believe Jesus is the Son of God (however, even the devil knows who Jesus is) but having read the entire Bible I state with authority that many dont know God or Jesus. If ur foundation of teaching is wrong it cancels out all ur other claims = house built upon sand. Jesus wasnt speaking out of 2 let alone 1000s of the sides of His mouth (no confusion - God's fixed order of all things Biblical).
The Bible severely warns us not 2 trust humans, not even ourselves, clergy/churches/scholars (Jer 10:2-5,23; Is 2:22; Job 12:11; Prov 14:12; Acts 17:11). So carefully think over what I say. Dont just believe or disregard what I write. It might save u from making the same mistake many made, getting caught up in religious beliefs having nothing 2 do with knowing God.
Neither a label, title, name, its history, # of members, amount of time it existed or claims made about them (even persecution) proves anything - its whats practiced (with respect 2 the real Biblical truth) that makes it either the truth or a lie. Calling a dog god doesnt make it God. U can call anything anything - i.e Neither Jesus or the Biblical prophets were muslims no matter what Islam claims).
Iv studied the entire Bible, some parts many times. The full truth is present & complete within its pages just as God promised. 1 day I realized there is a truth that stands 4ever unchanged which is what God speaks 2 in the Bible. Only 1 God can occupy infinity & that God is the God of Israel (so no other gods exist like Allah). Infinity is the only place u can rightly claim u dont need a cause 4 ur existence, u can b truly perfect & declare the end from the beginning. Its only fully provable b/c Jesus is the 1 & only true Son of God.
The NT comes from, agrees with, adheres 2 the full purpose that God laid out in the OT & builds upon that. There4, anything any1 claims as the truth from God must fully comply with the truth of both the OT & NT or its not from God & Jesus. No claim can vary even 1 degree from whats written in the Bible. In the OT God states that He never changes (Mal 3:6). In the NT it states that Jesus never changes (Heb 13:8). Since Jesus did exactly what God wanted Him 2 do (Jn 8:28; 5:30) then He didnt change the truth that God revealed from the very beginning (1 reason why the word is sharper than any 2 edged sword).
The reason the 66 Bible Books r included is b/c they all stand on the same purpose in the same mindset on the same foundation/structure & deliver the same message (the Apocrypha or "lost" books dont adhere 2 this framework & contradict the real Bible books & dont belong in the Bible). The only thing changed thru Jesus is the way 1 achieves abiding by whats in the OT (that which is necessary). That is 1 must go thru Jesus whom is perfect & there4, fulfilled the Law of the OT (purpose 4 Jesus' mission on earth so He could b the perfect sacrifice 4 our sins).
Any claim of another testament or different teaching is equal 2 another gospel, not the 1 true genuine Gospel of Jesus Christ. Any1 accepting another gospel, testament or teaching cant b a true Christian b/c its not from God (which the FLDS, LDS, Oc, RCc, Cc, JWs, Islam & others dont understand).
A church thats very serious about finding the Biblical truth, understands what being Born Anew is about, might b able 2 help u but no1 can save u except Jesus (Jn 3:1-14 - note: Nicodemus was very religious but Jesus flat out told him he had missed the 1rst most important step, that he must b Born Anew or no matter how religious or good he thought he is he couldn't go 2 Heaven (Jn 3:3,5; Jn 14:6; Acts 4:12). No1 can live without breaking God's Law = sin - separates us from God (why we need 2 b Born Anew the right way).
Whoever seeks Jesus Christ, the true Son of God, with all his heart & soul will find our real God & His Kingdom (u shall know the truth & it'll set u free). U can lead a horse 2 water but u cant make them drink. Why should God want u 2 live with Him 4ever if u dont want 2 know Him His way (reason 4 free will - Jn 1:12-13)? The truth of God remains 4ever unchanged while things of man dies with him, including his religions & gods, created in his image.
On 1 hand, God hates us b/c of our sins - neither being a good person as judged by men or religion can save u. On the other hand, God loves us dearly enough 2 send His Son 2 die 4 our sins - so that thru Jesus our sins could b 4given if we sincerely turn 2 Him - Theres eternal hope only in Jesus Christ & His Bible.
Answered By: voyc4rmwldrns - 8/26/2009