Monday, 13 June 2011

Proof that God exists.

I have always adhered to the adage which says: To See is to Believe.

Yet there is no way to determine really if God exists by seeing is there? Yet I remain standing in my belief that God exists for the simple reason that I see with my own eyes the empirical evidence of such.

Meanwhile, those who claim to be rational beings expect to see an empirical evidence in establishing an existence of anything or anyone for that matter.

What is empirical evidence?

Taken from:

Empirical evidence (the record of one's direct observations or experiences) can be analyzed quantitatively or qualitatively. [^ Goodwin, C. J. (2005). Research in Psychology: Methods and Design. USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.]

It states that Empirical Evidence is a record of one's direct observations or experiences. Therefore, The Bible can be used as an Empirical Evidence. Remember that the Scriptures is not only written by one man, it is better to have more than one witness for an assertion to be made more credible. Now let's see what statements the authors of the scriptures have to say about their observations:

According to Moses:

Deu 4:12 "And the LORD spoke to you out of the midst of the fire. You heard the sound of the words, but saw no form; [you] only [heard] a voice. [NKJV]

Apostle Paul wrote:

Col 1:15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. [NKJV]

1Ti 1:17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen. [NKJV]

Two people have observed and wrote that God is invisible.

Now open your eyes and look around you. Do you see God?

Therefore God exists!

Now if there be any god you can actually see, this is not God.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Why should we not trust the KJV of the Bible 100%?

You hear many people say, I won't believe it unless its in the King James Bible, or others would say, nope - its not in my Catholic Bible - Duay Rheims. But are these bibles worthy of trusting a hundred percent? Others are being criticised for jumping from one version of the bible to the next. How do we know which of these bibles are trustworthy?

It is quite simple. The rule says:

Pro 30:6 Do not add to his words, or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar.[NIV]
Deu 4:2 Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the LORD your God that I give you.[NIV]

Note that I qouted the NIV at this instance, which i believe is correct at this point.

Going back to the verses, the King James Bible has done exactly that, as a matter of fact most english translations of the bible have done the same. For instance, when it comes to the Divine name of God which is YHWH, the King James bible, New International Version, New Living Translation, ESV, and many others have changed his Name YHWH for LORD in all capital letters, which in hebrew could be rendered as Adonay [Lord/Master/Owner] or Baal [Lord/Master].

A first example would be where LORD appears for the first time in the book of Genesis:

Gen 4:1 Adam [fn] lay with his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. [fn] She said, "With the help of the LORD I have brought forth [fn] a man."[New International Version]

Gen 4:1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD [King James Version]

The Catholic version of the Bible: Duay Rheims version renders YHWH as Lord as well as you can see below:

Genesis 4:6 And the Lord said to him: Why art thou angry? and why is thy countenance fallen?

and the list goes on.

The Hebrew scriptures i.e. Masoretic Text is different, it has retained the Divine Name YHWH in their scriptures, yet read it aloud as Adonay or Lord in English, or Ha Shem - The Name in order to protect the name from being slandered or misused. Meanwhile rendering the Divine name as Yahweh by other Bible versions is also a mistake, apparently nobody knows how his name is spoken. And why not stick to what is actually there? YHWH.

Thus on this account alone, trusting any version of the english or any bible not written in Hebrew as the sole truth is simply being short-sighted.