Archive for December, 2014

Do you believe what the Bible says?

The United Kingdom is still a nominally Christian country. But nowadays few people take any interest in the Bible or believe in the God it describes. This seems strange when we remember the good reasons there are for believing, which we pointed out in previous leaflets. It is stranger still that even amongst those who do claim to be Christian there are many different groups. Each has different beliefs and ideas about that one BIBLE

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God’s Consistent Message of Hope

Many people find it very difficult to believe in a book which is between 2,000 and 4,000 years old. How can it be true, they say, when it’s so old? And even if it is true, it must be completely out of date by now. Besides being ‘untrue’ and ‘irrelevant’, another objection raised against the Bible is that it is ‘inconsistent’; the New Testament is often said to give a different message from that contained in the Old. Well, before you reject the Bible on the basis of these objections, please think carefully about what you’re doing. Have you actually read the Bible and considered the evidence for yourself?

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God’s answers to your future

If you stop and think about it for a moment, you’ll probably agree that the most important questions in life are the very ones that we never really get round to answering, for example, ‘How likely is it that the earth will be destroyed by nuclear war?’ and ‘Why do we have to die?’ and ‘What’s the purpose of life anyway?’

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It is reasonable to believe in God?

Discussions between atheists and Christians often end with the words "you can’t prove there’s a God" and the reply "but you can’t prove that there isn’t either". Both of these are reasonable statements when we consider that philosophers say it’s impossible to "prove" anything other than that oneself exists.

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Is there a point to life?

It is clear that in some cases drug addiction, solvent abuse and alcoholism started out as ‘a bit of fun’ and then got out of hand. In other cases though, people have turned to these as a way of forgetting about their problems and finding a brief feeling of happiness. Bereavement or an inability to find a really meaningful and lasting relationship can result in terrible loneliness. Disability or unemployment can mean the abandonment of cherished dreams. These problems and many others can mean that the only way to enjoy life at all is to escape from its realities. It’s not difficult to see why people sometimes turn to drugs, is it? Maybe you’ve felt the same way.

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The Bible: Why Believe it?

Without doubt, Darwin’s Theory of Evolution has done much to change peoples’ view of the Bible. Before the theory was developed, most people believed that the Bible was the word of God. After the publication of ‘The Origin of Species..’ many people lost faith in the Bible. Instead of reading it for themselves, they accepted what unbelievers told them about it, especially that it was just a collection of Jewish fables.

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