7Wisdom is too high for a fool: .... 9The thought of foolishness is sin:and the scorner is an abomination to men. (Prov 24:)
1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. (Psalms 14:)
"There's no such thing as electricity!"
"Man can't fly!"
If the mockers of the world had their way, we would still be using pit toilets and traveling on square wheels.
There's hardly a thing about either that I understand. And as far as I know, those mockers may have been absolutely correct in saying that there is no such thing as electricity or that man can't fly.
I don't know if there are errors in the theories or not. Nor does it matter to me. All I know, or that I care about is that when I flip the switch, a lightbulb comes on; and when I get off the airplane I am in a different place.
If I refuse to get on the plane because it isn't the color I like; I won't get to where I want to go. If I had to understand how electricity works in order to turn on the light; I would still be in darkness.
All I have to do is believe that the light switch works in order to turn on the lightbulb; and all I have to do is believe that the airplane can fly in order to get from one place to another.
If I don't believe, that is have faith in either of these, I wouldn't bother to flip the switch, nor certainly would I get on the plane that I believe can't fly.
But this I know; whether perfect or not, if I accept the blanket I will be kept warm; while the one who rejected it will be out in the cold, no matter how right he may be.
All I can say for sure is that in my own investigation of the Bible, which I consider fairly extensive, I have found no errors. And if the Bible has lies or parables in the form of history they certainly are well done and "fit jointly together" to illustrate an important Truth that I am able to use in my life.
"See this rock," he said to the other man. "It looks like gold, but it's really nothing but fool's gold. It's worthless, nothing more than all the other rocks laying out here on the ground."
"Is that so?" said the other man. "Then can I have it?"
"What do you want with this old rock? It won't do nothing but weight you down."
"Maybe so, but can I have it?"
"What will you give me for it?"
"Well, all I got in this world is this here pocket knife with a broke off blade. You can have that, if you want it."
"I'll take it. Here's your rock, but you're a fool for the swap."
You know what happened in the story above - the gold turns out to be real, and the wise man remained poor while the fool became rich.
As an artist and framer I have had occasions whereby a potential customer liked a picture I painted but wanted the colors changed to go with their sofa.
Such a request is particularly foolish when it involves a portrait of someone. The painting was intended to bring out particular aspects of the person, not a sofa.
The Bible is a portrait. Most people consider it a portrait of the Jews. And in a fashion, it certainly is. But it is far more than that. The Bible is a portrait of God and His dealing with His main creation - Man.
"In the beginning, God...."
Man was the very last thing mentioned in the Creation story.
And there wasn't a hint of anything Jewish until Abraham (who wasn't a Jew because 'Jew' is a term used for the tribe of Judah, which was Abraham's great, great grandson). And in actuality, the history of the Jewish people didn't begin until coming out of Egypt, which was far into the Old Testament.
The frame without the Portrait is worthless.
And if you are not prepared to do all that is required of you in the Bible, then, again, it will serve no purpose for you to investigate it.
If you are studying the Bible in an effort to find the errors and holes; wouldn't it be wise to spend your energies in a more worth-while endeavor; like, maybe, studying ants?
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