Love me some scripture

The language of scripture has no equal.

When we read: ‘And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated, ‘  there is no fantastic description nor an exaggeration of unnecessary words.  His age mentioned, and his physical condition. Period. There was no New York Times obituary. God does not flatter.  ‘And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.’ Once more, a simple epitaph worthy of God.

Again: ‘Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene,
Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.’

Take note of the political underpinnings, the positions, and the provable names, only mentioned to set the context in history, Israeli temple life, and geographical accuracies. The Baptist had a father, and John’s arrival was mentioned to give credibility to his voice pointing of one to come.  Equally reliable, testable, and provable.

Again: ‘And the days that David reigned over Israel were forty years: seven years reigned he in Hebron, and thirty and three years reigned he in Jerusalem. Then sat Solomon upon the throne of David his father; and his kingdom was established greatly.’

Take note. 33 years in Jerusalem; not one reason on earth to doubt or disbelieve this historical record.  So when the New Testament opens with this explosion:

‘The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham,’ once more, there is absolutely no reason on earth or hell to disbelieve the factual, actual, historical, provable, and verifiable account of the gospel writer, unless of course, you are of the devious sort that would malign or impugn very good people, and assign to them motives which are only your own, that being of course, nefarious motives.

Here we see the connection between the throne of David, the promises of God through Abraham, and the absolute life and times of the Lord Jesus Christ, all part and parcel of the perfect warp and woof of the holy scriptures; take note it is the holy scriptures, not a word I used to fill in a blank.

Back to Pontius Pilate. Remember when he washed his hands of the matter? Yep, same man as mentioned in Luke. It happened. Christ stood before him like a lamb led to the slaughter. Isaiah wrote of such a day. Pilate had no interest in the 53rd chapter. Yet, the scriptures must be fulfilled. They were. They are. Of course.

It’s all true, the accounts of scripture that is. Say you do not believe it, say you despise it, but please do not embarrass yourself by saying the scriptural narrative cannot be trusted. It is not a modern prophetical weather forecast by the way which are usually wrong. God’s word is not subject to the lies and whims of soothsayers, and is never wrong. Are ya listening? Never wrong.

The throne of David. It is obvious the Lord was denied this rightful place, but there is this slight inconvenience known as time, which is really fleeting, and where as sure as the minutes disappear fast as lightning, He will take His seat according to the scriptures. And the political leaders of the world, and the rumors of wars, will all take a back seat, however good or bad they are.

And oh, then there is this, the most obvious of scientific proof courtesy of the Creator: ‘Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;’ naturally any weekend gardener agrees with this eternal problem, that while we work the ground, those pesky weeds are a gentle reminder of the Creator’s word. (One would think by now that godless evilution would have figured out a way to make God a liar.

And the Creator questions man: ‘Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high?’ Words meant to humble the created, if they would but pay attention.

From Genesis, through Exodus and the giving of the law to one nation, and the history of humans in relation to that one nation, through good and bad kings, through faithfulness by God’s people in strange lands, through death and confirmed promises to offspring, to the announcement of judgment, through stupid giants fallen by little stones, to the assault of prophets who merely told the truth, to the writers of the gospels who were eyewitnesses to God’s revelation, to the unmatched truth of the epistles, which proof could never have been devised by mortals, we see the incontrovertible consistency of God’s word.

Then there is always the grace of God, a truth impossible to be found in any of the world’s knock off religions. It’s no wonder that good people simply say ‘Amen.’  Even more so, when the word is not according to godless scientists, not according to Maher, Nye, or Tyson, but according to the scriptures.  Ah yes, the only real according that matters.

 

 

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23 Responses to Love me some scripture

  1. Citizen Tom says:

    The reason I came to believe is I read the Bible, and I realized no man unaided by God would have written it.

    At the time I was in my fifties and well read. I had even read a fair amount of pre-Christian literature. When I considered the Bible and I considered the natural tendencies of mankind, it dawned upon me that we would never would have written such a thing on our own. Why? Well, there is the way the Bible is written, and the way it always gets the facts right, but there was something else that is I think more important. I just did not know how to explain it well.

    Years latter I read a book by Gilbert K. Chesterton. He had put into words what struck me the thought that had struck me so deeply. Check out where I quote him in https://citizentom.com/2018/04/11/hindsight-isnt-20-20-part-8-and-quotes-from-heretics-by-g-k-chesterton-part-4/. It is about four virtues that on our own we never would have considered virtues.

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  2. tildeb says:

    So why aren’t you Jewish then if you trust the books of Moses so much?

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    • ColorStorm says:

      I don’t see what the beef is tildeb; the same God who inspired Genesis is responsible for the book of Jude.

      It’s all true.

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      • tildeb says:

        Then why aren’t more Jews Christian?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          That’s a fair question tildeb. Really it is.

          Scripture answers of course, as deep answers unto deep, so can I point you to the blistering history of their rebellion, beginning with ‘give us a king?’ as explained by Stephen in Acts 7, a factual, truthful, and indicting report of their own history, especially since it was one of privilege, but ended in the death of Stephen.

          The hardness of the heart and all that, not believing their own scriptures.

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        • tildeb says:

          I know there are orthodox Jews whose belief in the five books of Moses put your claim about believing the scripture to shame. So I’m wondering if their orthodoxy – deeper in fewer books rather than broader with additional books – is better informed than your own. How might figure this out?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          It’s a common thing tildeb, for the so called ‘orthodox’ to disbelieve their own accounts.

          After all, these are not my opinions; the Lord Himself said to they who should have known better: Had you believed Moses, you would believe me, for He wrote of me.

          There is selective amnesia in believing WHICH scriptures are reliable. I happen to believe it all, and I am in good company.

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        • tildeb says:

          So you live according to the dietary laws?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Irrelevant. Try to stay focused on the point of the post.

          Ever heard of the grace of God?

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        • tildeb says:

          If you accept the Moses books as God’s word as you say you do, but you’re not Jewish, don’t follow dietary law, yet claim that every word is true and that you love these scriptures, then something doesn’t add up here. Either your words are false or your belief is false. Which is it? You can’t have it both ways, CS.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Tildeb-

          The law was given to ONE nation, and by the ancillary goodness of God, we can see His mind regarding all things necessary to live a good life.

          It all adds up, and I suggest you read the entire book of Galatians to answer your question better than I could.

          Also, the very first verse of the New Testament kind of sets the table for everything which follows.

          David…..Abraham…….Jesus Christ. It’s all there.

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          Lots of Jews actually did convert when the Apostles began preaching after Pentecost. Those Jews are the ones who first spread the Christian religion. When we consider that 2000 years have passed, we have no way of knowing how many Christians are the descendants of Jews.

          My own surname is found in the Bible. I have no idea how people of Irish descent would have gotten it. Undoubted, however, in Nazi Germany that name would have gotten my father’s side family into trouble.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Good reminder CT.

          For the first 8 years or so, it was believed there were all Jews who actually believed…..until the gospel went to the Gentiles through Peter, who thought at the time it was a closed group: Jews only!!

          Wake up Peter was the word: To the Gentiles! then Paul carried the tune much farther.

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  3. Well said, Colorstorm. Love me some scripture, too! Recently I’ve been pondering the concept that the bible isn’t just a book of history, its actually a book of prophecy. He is the God who was, who is, and who is to come. And of course, the number of prophecies that all align with Jesus coming are pretty phenomenal. I really enjoy how we have history, but we also have an application in the here and now and in the days to come.

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  4. Wally Fry says:

    Very nice. Amazing how the atheists never address post content isn’t it? I don’t blame them, their world view is void, empty, and without any merit. I’d redirect away from the post too. They can’t even try to take a stand against Scriptures and are reduced to infantile sarcasm.

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  5. LOL! I cannot resist addressing your detractor Colorstorm, because our pastor just spoke of Jews and gentiles and Peter, of the faith of Abraham and the promises God made to him, and how we are not family by our own bloodlines, but by His that was shed.

    So,back in the days of Moses, babies would be salted, mostly to give them a bath, but it was also a ritual to establish their paternity, to declare they had a father who claimed them. The child didn’t even need to be your own blood, anyone could adopt a child that way. So when Jesus came, He spoke to us about being salt and light, about how we are the salt of the earth. That’s a reference to the ancient custom of salting babies to declare they have been claimed by their Father. To be salt, is to be claimed by our heavenly Father, to have our paternity established, so to speak.

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  6. Well, no surprise. Your presuppositions are simply incorrect and not supported by any cumulative base of evidence or facts. 🙄😖

    Nonetheless, I hope you will allow and kindly (bravely) keep this comment posted, but with you CS I’m not holding my breath knowing your character. 😄 I also hope for the sake of civil, informative, alternate (much more comprehensive) history that incorporates all extant sources of the 1st – 4th century CE Levant and Fertile Crescent — more critically the Hellenistic Roman Empire — including Independent or Non-Christian sources that reveal an entirely DIFFERENT narrative of “Christianity” or Christology (for most reasonable intelligent people), instead of ONLY Judeo-Christian or Hellenist-Christian sourced tunnel-visoned sources. Also included are Secular viewpoints about Theism/Monism, and a plethora of philosophical, ontological, etymological, and epistemological arguments against Theism/Monism. I scrutinize and examine Christianity’s binary-forms of supernatural Revelation: General and Special.

    Where can this equitable, expansive work be found? A long, long Page on my blog under “My Library” called Why Christianity Will Always Fail. I warmly invite anyone, absolutely anyone to go read it (a few times!) in its entirety, including the many many support-links embedded for further, deeper, more secular-humanist knowledge and/or less ignorance. Let’s see if this gets thru the CS censoring department. Bets anyone? LOL

    Thank you. 🙂

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    • ColorStorm says:

      My ‘character?’ Ha. Put it against anybody on WP; allow saner minds to decide for themselves.

      Your ‘censorship’ claims have been met and clearly dismissed before, as I have dealt with you and your ‘kind’ a thousand times with your petty gripes.

      By the way, you are oblivious to what my post here regards. And I need not address your irrelevant and smokescreen sideshows.

      Some people need moderated; it’s that simple.

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      • By the way, you are oblivious to what my post here regards. And I need not address your irrelevant and smokescreen sideshows.

        Predicted response. Or would that be prophesied? 😉

        Some people need moderated; it’s that simple.

        Agreed. Classroom dunces/antagonizers degrade and dilute genuine, objective discovery and learning. Thus, it must be employed and consistently enforced.

        Thanks for allowing my comment. That’s all I had hoped for. 👍

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        • ColorStorm says:

          -prof
          I am the most reasonable person you could meet. Extremely fair. Usually tolerant of ignorance.

          But completely unashamed of God’s word which reveals the acts of charlatans and exposes all attempts to malign the very good contents of God’s simple accounting of creation, and the history of a nation, whereby all other nations have benefit.

          And I also have no problem pointing out that the grace of God, as revealed through scripture, has no equal, and cannot be compared to the thousands of pretenders.

          Ask John Newton. Ask Saul of Tarsus. Ask Jewish Christian and scholar Dr. Alfred Edersheim. Ask any believer worth his salt, you will get a fine answer.

          Btw, did you notice the difference between the agers I pointed out re. he who was 969 and he was 120?

          Lots of information there to digest there and why.

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        • Thanks for allowing my comment. That’s all I was hoping for. 👍

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