The Bible – Dead Letter or Message from Your Creator?
By M.E. Brines
Copyright 2011 by M.E. Brines
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"Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear." -- Thomas Jefferson
Most religions begin their world-view with how God created the earth. (Although some, like secular humanism, have the universe creating itself, a logical impossibility.) But if God created the earth, how would He communicate with his creation? Sending messengers is problematic. Anybody can SAY they have a message from God, but how can that be verified?
Fortunately there is a way to authenticate such a message, and not by using specious logic or convoluted philosophical arguments.
A creator-god is by definition, not part of his own creation. He stands outside it and is not subject to natural laws and limitations. Therefore, the best way for such a being to provide verification for his massagers is to include violations of those natural laws: signs and wonders, miracles and prophecies that a mere poseur could not duplicate. Deuteronomy 18:22 says,