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I have read with keen interest, Patrick Tolle's replies to George Anderson. For some reason, Mr. Tolle takes the same stand as the infamous ACLU, get rid of God out of our nation.
Is Mr. Tolle an ACLU lawyer? Where does Mr. Tolle reside and why does he condemn the Bible as an ancient book of myths? Has he ever read or studied the Bible in its entirety and if so, how could he possibly come to that conclusion?
The Bible is purported to be the very WORD OF GOD and therefore is timeless. This conclusion has been reached by many, many scholars throughout the ages.
It reveals to us that God is eternal, that is He never had a beginning and will never have an end. It also teaches that God is omniscient (All knowing), omnipresent (ev-erywhere present at the same time), omnipotent (all powerful) and therefore sovereign. How does man compare to God? "Man that is born of woman is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not." Job 14:1-2. If man wants to live forever, he must confess that he is a sinner and receive Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord. John 3:16.
The Bible says that God is holy (absolutely, sinlessly perfect) and immutable (unchangeable) "I am the Lord, I change not." Because He is perfect, He cannot change to anything better. The principles and laws He gives us are timeless though ancient.
They never need to be updated. Ephesians 4:31-32 say, "Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor and evilspeaking, be put away from you, with all malice; 32. And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you." The essence of true Christianity is love. We are exhorted to love one another time and time again, and also to love our enemies as well.
How do you prove the existence of God, an invisible being? There are over 1,000 prophecies in the Bible and so far over 800 of them have been fulfilled down to the minutest detail (an improbability as far as man is concerned).
But listen to what the prophet Isaiah has to say in Isaiah 46:9-10, "Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else: I am God and there is none like me. 10. Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, my counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure."
Witness in these verses Gods infinite wisdom, power and sovereignty. Now read Psalm 2.