Read a quip by a fella who sincerely (well maybe a feigned sincerity) asked if historians of the Christian persuasion can possibly be honest by promoting the biblical narrative. Here it is.
Question: Can a biblical historian be thoroughly objective as a Christian and retain their integrity?
Ha! Perhaps this is the better question:
Does the atheist have an ounce of INTEGRITY when sitting in judgement of God and scripture?
Thus the question posed regarding historians is riddled with contradiction, and further reveals the deceptive traits in promoting ‘errors’ in the only reliable historical account of man’s origins, his progress, his regress, and his future.
But there is more. It is not so much that the atheist has issues with Joshua, trumpets, King Darius, Daniel, dreams, Mordecai, Haman, Xerxes, Esther, the hanging gardens, the Red Sea, The Tigris and Euphrates, Seth, Enos, Methuselah, King David, Shem, Japheth, Ararat, (all historical certainties doncha know) but that specifically, the atheist cannot tolerate the scorching revelation what scripture reveals about HIMSELF. This is the furnace of truth, this is the crucible that tests the reader of Gods word, liars, thieves, and all criminals will do anything to try to break the mirror of truth, aka, the holy bible. Sorry, no can do.
Sure many have tried, many fabrications of their own delusions, large erasers employed, but God’s word stands, like the armor it is, it reveals EVERY assault against it, and remains untarnished, without a dent or a speck of rust. The historical record remains just as resolute as the sun shining in its strength and all misfits may as well waste their time trying to find fault with him too.
But what pray tell can the atheist teach us regarding this so-called integrity that he holds? Integrity is the foundation of a building, it is what holds up everything above it, and without this foundation, the building falls. While being not seen, it is the root for everything built upon it. No wonder the atheist would destroy the root, that which holds mankind to the only standard, yet the atheist boasts of integrity that he possibly cannot have? Please.
And THIS is the state of mind of all antagonists of scripture. A man may not like what scripture presents as history; he may not like the acts of men and the responses by God, but he cannot argue against the truth of what scripture so accurately says, about HIM.
And in this brutal assessment of the heart of man, the atheist has eyes clouded by a lousy and lying frame of reference, just as God’s word explains, and men revolt and despise such authority, and the more one revels in rebellion, the greater the antagonism toward God, scripture, and good people of faith, resulting in such blatant stupidity as: Can a Christian keep his integrity by believing the historical narrative of scripture?
Newsflash. The historical narrative of scripture is the ONLY source that can be trusted entirely. It’s God’s word after all. He owns all copyrights, just like the KJV 1611. Go ahead and copy it and pass it around. 😉
(ps- I do not apologize for such direct words/ Is my language strong? Nope. Not strong enough. Read the book of Jude lately or the 1st of Romans?)