We all have opinions which are formed, usually from extenuating circumstances of life, more so in our younger more formative years. As we re-hearse those in our minds later we often enlarge upon them, especially as other things are encountered which have, we determine, a relationship to the past.
As a youngster I had exposure to many negative situations relating to religious situations. I was quite “tuned out” for the longest time because there were too many conflicts in the lives of people with which I was surrounded. It became an excuse and a blame game.
When I was suddenly exposed to the realities of Christianity and the teachings of Scripture, much of my negativism began to be corrected, and I felt comfortable with what I was discovering. It, meaning the Holy Bible, made sense; and its 66 Books where not in conflict… only that people were trying to negate its teachings to allow their “throwing the baby out with the bath-water” attitudes.
Allow me to throw some pointed questions your way. How do you explain the hundreds of prophecies of the Bible and their fulfillment in the details? Have you considered its historical accuracy in relationship to history? (Old Testament / New Testament) By the way, I am still studying and enjoying the choice of words in the many records.
I thoroughly enjoy reading what the Apostle John had to say at the end of his Gospel… “This is the disciple who is testifying to these things and we know that his testimony is true. And there are also many other things which Jesus did, which if they were written in detail, I suppose that even the world itself would not contain the books that would be written.” (John 21:24, 25)
Those present at the crucifixion are recorded as having said: “Truly this was the Son of God!” (Matthew 27:54) These details cannot be dismissed without consideration. They demand an answer! Along with hundreds of others!
There is only ONE…JESUS!