Why do you believe the Bible?

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Speaker 1

Let’s go ahead and answer this question.

Speaker 2

Why do you believe the Bible? There’s a lot of reasons for that.

Speaker 1

I don’t know.

Speaker 2

Jay, you want to answer that?

Speaker 3

Yeah, there’s somewhere actually, you study the pros prophecies in the Bible, and we know these prophecies were written, let’s say, like 200 years. Like 200 BC. 400 BC. Yeah, 400 BC. Because then they’re canonized by the Jews. They’re ready in the main Jewish writings, we find them in the Dead Sea Scrolls. So these are dating like 200 years before Jesus. And you calculate these prophecies, you get the very day that Jesus or pretty much the very day that Jesus was baptized and becomes a messiah. So, I mean, there’s absolutely no way he could have predicted this. And then the same book, the same book actually predicts the Babylonian Empire, the medium Persian Empire, followed by the Greek Empire, followed by the Roman Empire. And it also predicted that nobody would really take over for the Roman Empire, but that should just sort of fall apart and become separate countries. So if you take a look at that, like how the Bible predicted that, that is absolutely amazing. And then it even predicts how Europe would try to mix bloodlines and try to establish itself as a single empire almost, but never succeed in that. And that’s exactly what we’re seeing, europe never having success.

Speaker 3

So we could go example by example, and then the Book of Revelation predicted a huge dark era. Well, Revelation, Daniel, a lot of people, the prophecies are about this huge, dark era of history where the Bible would be almost forgotten and people live in darkness, tremendous amount of oppression. So basically, medieval ages and the great apostasy we’ve seen religion that we still haven’t really come out of. So those are just some of the examples of even if you’re looking for empirical proof of the Bible proving itself, and God says, Test me. He says, I’m the only one can tell you things from the beginning and also in the future.

Speaker 1

Well, just another one more question here, which is about women.

Speaker 3

Okay, well, a couple more something I can ask you really quickly, like, first, Timothy, are you going to go to hell? No, we don’t believe hell is really a place. Hell is what God is going to do at the end of time, where he’s just going to purge sin. He’s going to use fire to wipe out the Earth and start over. And if you don’t want to be destroyed with that, if you want to accept God’s gift of eternal life, he says, please stay with me on the day where you can be with Him when he makes a new earth. But if not, you’re going to be a part of the what’s the process where we purify and cleanse things, like even medically, that’s kind of what God is going to do. He’s going to clean the earth. And it’s your choice if you want to be a part of that sin, that’s going to be eliminated, but it doesn’t want anybody suffering. That’s a terrible lie that’s spread by a lot of people. And a lot of the other things are actually false beliefs. I really suggest you go back and read the Bible for yourself because the most important verse is that God is love.

Speaker 3

That really has so much meaning and explains the rest of the Bible. If you go back and look at things and we have other videos you can go look at where we talk about, for example, the story of Old Yeller and Yeller. The family loves the dog. The dog protected family, but the dog came down with rabies and connected with saving the family. And then it got a point where that dog could have killed the whole family if the father didn’t take the gun and put the dog to rest because the dog could have was not in his right mind, was going to kill everybody. It’s the same way with sin. Sin is a disease that destroys our mind. It destroys our we just become just like an animal feeding our lust if we fully get into sin. And that’s almost always where it goes. Seriously, though, you’re the one cherry picking. Read the whole Bible, the whole thing. Get the big picture. And so when there’s wicked people who do terrible things, like in Sodom and Gomorrah, like where they wanted to go and rape, like the angels who were there, god says these people now are so wicked, they’re a danger to everybody.

Speaker 3

I got to bring an end to them. I have to like out of my love for the people that are good. I have to protect these people, protect the good people from this. So there really is love behind all of it. Study the Bible for yourself. I can’t convince you of it. The Bible is there for you to learn. It’s God’s love letter to you.

Speaker 1

I think the other question we should address here before we move on is can women teach the Bible? He asked us a few times. I think this is a legitimate question to address. And you can address it. Tina can address it. Not sure which of you prefers to.

Speaker 3

And by the way, if you’re trying to disprove the Bible because Lot did something dumb about offering his virgin daughters to be raped, the Bible is there to tell us about the mistakes of people. That was lots of mistakes. He shouldn’t have done that. And the Bible is not saying what Lot did was right. And that’s another problem. The Bible tried to tell about the problems of humanity. It doesn’t try to whitewash it at all. And to judge the Bible for not whitewashing is a bit ridiculous.

Speaker 1

Yeah. Let me ask you questions from women.

Speaker 2

The thing is, as far as women teaching the Bible, you have to look at the context of first chapter two, I don’t think you understand the historical situation that was going on at that time. You always have to look at things in their context when it comes to the Bible. There’s things that happen at certain times in history that maybe are acceptable or okay during the time or just depending on the culture, depending on history, things going on at that time. And the thing that was going on in the early church was that there were women who were unlearn, who didn’t know the Bible, didn’t know and they were trying to teach. And so there are things hey these particular women, because before it addresses that in that chapter of First Timothy Two, it says, hey, women let you apparently modest because obviously these were women that were of the world, they were coming to church and a lot of them were just kind of talking and trying to say things. They needed time to be educated, they needed to learn the Bible in order to be somebody who could teach the Bible. But when it comes to women as far as in Christianity, look at what Paul writes in Galatians, chapter three, verse 28, where he says, in Christ there is neither June or Greek, there’s neither bond nor free, there’s neither male nor female, all are one in Christ.

Speaker 2

And I think that really answers kind of all the things you’re addressing. As far as I know, you brought up Exercise 21, which talks about slavery and things like that. Obviously, I was going to use that.

Speaker 3

As a good example. That’s how the God putting up with the problem of society because people can’t change overnight.

Speaker 2

Exactly. And so when it comes to women teaching the Bible, there’s nothing wrong with a woman speaking the Bible. There’s prophetesses throughout the Old Testament and the New Testament, and a prophetess is somebody who speaks on behalf of God. You see that throughout the Bible. Anna in the New Testament, devorah in the Old Testament, so many females who spoke God’s word in the Bible. So you have to look at the example. And so I appreciate your comments and you expressing yourself, but I think why don’t you take some time and talk to God yourself and see if God doesn’t answer? Because I think there’s one thing to read the Bible in a scoffing manner, but there’s another way to read it. As in, is this inspired by an intelligent designer, by an intelligent being who wants to have a relationship with me? And when you see the Bible through that lens and you see God’s love for you, it’s going to be life changing. And if you see God working in your life, you can’t deny his existence and you can’t deny that God’s Word is something powerful. It’s changed my life. It’s changed a lot of people’s lives.

Speaker 2

So I pray that you come to know the God of the Bible because he is somebody really beautiful.

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