Sunday, October 30, 2016
EDUCATED TO DOUBT THE EXISTENCE OF GOD??? THIS IS FOOLISHNESS!
EDUCATED TO DOUBT THE EXISTENCE OF GOD??? THIS IS FOOLISHNESS!
Psalm 14:1 “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.” Psalm 53:1 “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.”
One day, a friend shared a prayer post on WhatsApp saying ‘May I not be educated to doubt the existence of God.’ Honestly I don’t know the reason for such a post and I really didn’t take it to heart as much, and I never gave it any serious thought. However, another post that a friend shared on WhatsApp about the writing of an American Biblical scholar called Joseph Atwill, saying that the divinity of JESUS CHRIST was falsified, truly brought afresh the prayer of my previous friend. This is the essence of this post here and according to the heading of that post, what this scholar said about JESUS would even stop you from going to church. Please, hold fast your faith because JESUS in Matthew 24:24 said “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, IF IT WERE POSSIBLE, THEY SHALL DECEIVE THE VERY ELECT.”
Now, apart from the percentage of Atheist, non-religious, secular and agnostics in the whole wide world which amount to only 14% according to 2002 survey by www.adherents.com, the remaining other percentage 86% of the world’s population believes there is GOD one way or the other. The Muslims, Christians, Buddhist, idol worshippers, Hindus, and all other forms of religious believers around the world believes that there is GOD, though they have their ways and method that they used in worshipping GOD according to their parental believes, and or self-realisation in most cases on who the true GOD is especially in the Christendom. Yes, all these religious bodies may actually be referring to the true GOD in their worship according to their beliefs, but the fact that they are doing so against the only way (JESUS CHRIST) John 14:6 which is prescribed by GOD for anyone worshipping Him to subscribe which Christianity is all about, it makes their beliefs (Non-Christians) to be worshipping idol and not the true GOD. This message is not dwelling on this angle though. Romans 1:21 “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.”
Therefore, the theory of evolution which scientists have used not only to discredit the divine work of GOD as regards creation, but to outrightly declare that there is NO GOD points to the fact that education, which ought to be a blessing to them is actually a curse thereby birthing atheism. Even if they are unable to discredit the existence of GOD anyway, they have however won a large followership after themselves who subscribed to their foolish educational advancement to pull them out of the knowledge of the existence of GOD. I pray today that GOD will have mercy on their soul. My friend, have you been deceived to believe that there is no GOD? Please there is a GOD in heaven, who created you, and your soul will surely return to him in death. Ecclesiastes 12:7 “Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.”
Moreover, it is as a result of the highly educated people we have today as pastors that are wrecking the ship of righteousness, truth and holiness in the churches of JESUS CHRIST. They have succeeded in watering down the raw word of GOD that sinners are today members of our churches with the acceptance of the world system, while saints are scattered around the streets in their few numbers. The messages of GOD’S love, grace and once saved forever saved being preached by these intellectual pastors today has made the PRICELESS work of the salvation of GOD to mankind a child’s play. In fact, sinners in the churches today only see GOD as the GOD of love, and not a consuming fire anymore. They have used their intellect and academic qualifications in misinterpreting the Supreme word of GOD, otherwise the level of rottenness in the churches today wouldn’t have been there if these intellectual pastors were doing the bidding of the HOLY SPIRIT. 2 Peter 1: 21 “For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.”
Paul was very educated, but he never compromised on the HOLINESS standard of GOD, and thus he became a prisoner of JESUS CHRIST for professing the truth, Philemon verse 1. Daniel was well educated and in fact, a scientist, but he never let his scientifical knowledge to mislead him to doubt the existence of GOD Daniel 1:4; 17. Instead, he was HOLY SPIRIT filled and spoke about the times of the end that we are in today. Even though Peter, John and other apostles were uneducated people during their Apostlelic assignment in Jerusalem, an educated man named Gamaliel, a PhD holder in Law prevented the Pharisees people from harming them because he saw and acknowledged the work they were doing as the work of GOD Acts 5:26-42. So, brethren, are you using your intellect for the advancement of GOD’S kingdom here on earth, or you are using it for the favour of men to fight against GOD?
In conclusion, only the fools actually believed that there is no GOD. If that is your position today, then you are a fool according to the HOLY BIBLE.
Paul warned Timothy to beware of people who are highly educated because they will surely derail from following GOD. 1 Timothy 6:20 “O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: 21 Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.”
AND SO, BELOW IS THE POST SHARED WITH ME REGARDING JOSEPH ATWILL CONTROVERSIAL DISCOVERY.
SHOCKING! What This Scholar Said About Jesus Will Stop You From Going To Church
Joseph Atwill, an American Biblical scholar has said that all that the Christian world holds as regarding the divinity of Jesus Christ is all falsified. Atwill holds that the concept of Jesus was invented.
Atwill will be appearing before the British public for the first time in London on the 19th of October to present a controversial new discovery: ancient confessions recently uncovered now prove, according to Atwill, that the New Testament was written by first-century Roman aristocrats and that they fabricated the entire story of Jesus Christ. His presentation will be part of a one-day symposium entitled “Covert Messiah” at Conway Hall in Holborn.
Although to many scholars his theory seems outlandish, and is sure to upset some believers, Atwill regards his evidence as conclusive and is confident its acceptance is only a matter of time.
“I present my work with some ambivalence, as I do not want to directly cause Christians any harm,” he acknowledges, “but this is important for our culture. Alert citizens need to know the truth about our past so we can understand how and why governments create false histories and false gods. They often do it to obtain a social order that is against the best interests of the common people.”
The beginning of Christianity Atwill asserts that Christianity did not really begin as a religion, but a sophisticated government project, a kind of propaganda exercise used to pacify the subjects of the Roman Empire. “Jewish sects in Palestine at the time, who were waiting for a prophesied warrior Messiah, were a constant source of violent insurrection during the first century,” he explains.
“When the Romans had exhausted conventional means of quashing rebellion, they switched to psychological warfare. They surmised that the way to stop the spread of zealous Jewish missionary activity was to create a competing belief system. That’s when the ‘peaceful’ Messiah story was invented. Instead of inspiring warfare, this Messiah urged turn-the-other-cheek pacifism and encouraged Jews to ‘give onto Caesar’ and pay their taxes to Rome.”
Was Jesus based on a real person from history? “The short answer is no,” Atwill insists, “in fact he may be the only fictional character in literature whose entire life story can be traced to other sources. Once those sources are all laid bare, there’s simply nothing left.”
Atwill’s most intriguing discovery came to him while he was studying “Wars of the Jews” by Josephus [the only surviving first-person historical account of first-century Judea] alongside the New Testament. “I started to notice a sequence of parallels between the two texts,” he recounts. “Although it’s been recognised by Christian scholars for centuries that the prophesies of Jesus appear to be fulfilled by what Josephus wrote about in the First Jewish-Roman war, I was seeing dozens more.
What seems to have eluded many scholars is that the sequence of events and locations of Jesus ministry are more or less the same as the sequence of events and locations of the military campaign of [Emperor] Titus Flavius as described by Josephus. This is clear evidence of a deliberately constructed pattern.
The biography of Jesus is actually constructed, tip to stern, on prior stories, but especially on the biography of a Roman Caesar.” How could this go unnoticed in the most scrutinised books of all time? “Many of the parallels are conceptual or poetic, so they aren’t all immediately obvious. After all, the authors did not want the average believer to see what they were doing, but they did want the alert reader to see it.
An educated Roman in the ruling class would probably have recognised the literary game being played.” Atwill maintains he can demonstrate that “the Roman Caesars left us a kind of puzzle literature that was meant to be solved by future generations, and the solution to that puzzle is ‘We invented Jesus Christ, and we’re proud of it.’”