Are the Christian Bible Stories True?
Is it possible to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Bible is the truth? What of all the Christian propaganda? Are Christians not just lying hypocrites after your money? Read this article to find out if the Bible stories are true.
I have heard many people comment that the Christian Bible (Old and New Testament) is untrue. In fact, a woman I once worked with was utterly disgusted with the Bible because it was written by a bunch of men. Is the Bible simply a clever collection of stories and virtues that a group of men dreamed up?
When I was a teenager, I loathed high school history. History class was where I caught up on my sleep, until we covered life during World War II. The people, places, lifestyle, battles, and war tactics all fascinated me; and having 1930s and 40s film footage only enhanced my fascination with the time period. Often I pictured the scene I watched in full color, as if I was right there in the middle of the action.
Fifty years later, our textbooks teach about those evil German and Japanese tyrants who were bent on conquering the world. I took it as truth, and maybe it was, but I wonder what German and Japanese textbooks read like?
To gain civilian favor, military personnel on either side of the war used propaganda. Embellished war stories and outright lies were reported in the media to re-enforce enemy detestation.
More and more, I am confronted with people that believe Christians are nothing more than liars and hypocrites who bring judgment upon sinners and fill their pockets with riches from naïve believers. Unfortunately, in some instances, those people are correct. There are a number of wolves dressed in Christian clothing that prey upon weak minds, but lumping all Christians into that category is no more fair than calling all Muslims terrorists.
In both cases, wolves get all the media attention. Consequently, any sheep curious enough to explore heavenly pastures are hindered, adding fuel to the fires of those who reject God outright.
According to many, Christians spread propaganda that destroys the freethinker. They twist the Bible to backup their charges, or when all else fails, claim the bible is untrue or out-dated. Furthermore, any time a Christian defends his/her beliefs, he/she is automatically considered prejudiced because of those beliefs and all arguments are rendered inadmissible and subsequently discarded.
From a Christian perspective, that is not frustrating at all
The question I have to the atheist folks dismissing Christian arguments is: How objective are you? Are you not arguing from the opposite belief (ie. the belief that there is no God)? Does that not make your arguments inadmissible?
In my opinion, unbelievers are no less blinded by their own belief than Christians allegedly are, and the funny thing is God warned us in the Bible of this situation thousands of years ago. Then again, the Bible is nothing more than a multi-thousand year old piece of propaganda distributed to swindle the naïve, right?
I do not believe it is, however, I am a thirty-five year old Christian male Caucasian, father of two, and husband of one. For all you know, I am trying to deceive non-white single atheist females with no kids into thinking that the Bible exists only for individuals that match my physical profile.
Today, most of us live from paycheck to paycheck. For me, one paycheck goes to pay the mortgage, and the other goes to pay the bills. I manage to save a little for retirement and put some in a savings account for major unexpected catastrophes. Does this sound familiar? We never know from day to day how our finances will be affected. What if there was no more paycheck? How would you survive? If you have a mortgage like me, we could easily lose our home to foreclosure. There are many reasons that could leave us forcing foreclosure, rising interest rates, unemployment, personal tragedy, health problems, or even a death in the family. Recently I ran across five testimonial letters from individuals that faced this problem. Each had their own heart wrenching story, of how foreclosure affected their life and how they overcame it. Allow me to share a portion of each of them with you:
Maria from Miami, Florida explained…” Owning a home is one of life’s greatest accomplishments. And being faced with losing it is one of the most devastating and frightening experiences anyone can ever imagine.”
Alonza from Tucson, Arizona said that “I was feeling as if it was the end of the world for me. I felt like I had hit rock bottom… My [poor] health caused me to get behind on my mortgage and I felt like I had no control from that point on. The more I tried to get caught up, it seemed like I could never get ahead.”
Lori from Columbus, Ohio told of how her husband Doug had been laid off and they were 2 months behind on their mortgage.
Tod from Alpharetta, Georgia explained that he started receiving nasty phone messages from his mortgage company. They were threatening to foreclose on his home unless he paid off the entire mortgage! Because he was late, they had accelerated his whole mortgage and that he had no way of paying that.
Hazel and Trey from Riverside, California were living in their very first home. Trey explained “As new homebuyers, we probably bit off a little more than we could chew. So, when our baby came along, things got tight and we fell behind on our bills including our mortgage.”
Fortunately, there are ways to save your home and there are companies out there that can help, many in a judgment free manner and with a level of humanity and compassion.
Below is just a short list of the most common ways to stop foreclosure:
1) Reinstatement Plan.
2) Repayment Plan.
3) Loan Modification.
4) Loan Restructuring.
5) Loan Refinance.
6) Forbearance Agreement.
8) Partial Claim.
9) Pre-Foreclosure Sale.
10) Short Sale.
11) Deed-in-Lieu of Foreclosure.
Faced with losing your home can be devastating. Life’s pressures are extreme in today’s world and foreclosure is an added pressure that I hope we never have to encounter.
How to make a Dialogue System in Unity
Let’s make a Dialogue System that you can easily tweak to suit your game!
● Listen to the Podcast: http://bit.ly/2un4o0m
● Download the Project: http://bit.ly/2t45YYc
● Download the Font: http://www.dafont.com/6809-chargen.font
● Singleton: http://wiki.unity3d.com/index.php/Singleton
♥ Support Brackeys on Patreon: http://patreon.com/brackeys/
♥ Donate: http://brackeys.com/donate/
♥ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/1kMekJV
● Website: http://brackeys.com/
● Facebook: https://facebook.com/brackeys/
● Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrackeysTweet/
Edited by the lovely Sofibab.
► All content by Brackeys is 100% free. I believe that education should be available for everyone. Any support is truly appreciated so I can keep on making the content free of charge.
♪ “Funin and Sunin” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
♪ Baby Plays Electro Games