The Bible: Circular Reasoning or Proof of God?

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0882709704&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrThe problem with skeptics is NOT their natural skepticism which is good to have but the inconsistent and dishonest way in which they approach God and his word.

The statement “Christians can’t use circular reasoning by trying to prove the bible by quoting from the bible!”
This question which sounds reasonable to the masses who hate all things God, is lacking BOTH common sense and reasonableness  if you use proper logic! The Bible is a written record of what http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0529122170&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrhappened from the beginning until the future, it is God’s memory recorded in writing of the history of the earth. So to even think that its not O.K. to use it to prove the proposition that God exists is at best avoidance of PROOF.
It is like saying you cannot prove that the president lives in the White House by looking inside the White House to provide the necessary proof! 
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Is it wrong to read the Origin of Species to gain insight into Darwin’s mind or is that also circular Reasoning? 
The fallacy of petitio principii, or “begging the question”, is committed “when a proposition which requires proof is assumed without proof.    More specifically, petitio principii refers to arguing for a conclusion that has already been assumed in the premise, in effect “begging” any listener to “question” the basis of the logic.
Using the Bible to prove it true is a totally different thing because the Bible contains all the evidence needed to prove the proposition true, all that is needed is the FAITH of God to activate the mind to reason it out of the Bible.
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Evolution is Missing a Mathematical Formula!

Darwinian Evolution is Missing a Way to Add Genes!
Helpless Babies Contradict ‘Survival of the Fittest’
 http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0684869136&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrThe fulfilled prophecies, the Amazing Consistency, and the many Scientific Statements of the Bible PROVE it to be the Word of God and thereby a book to gain witness of the facts about God and Creation.
 Evolution lives on NEW discoveries (Constantly moving the Ages of everything around like chess pieces on a chaotic board. Evolution has yet to deal with the Facts at hand which contradict it, while the Bible simply STATES the facts as is and science proves them true as they find out about them.

Scientific Facts in the Bible from the Evidence Bible
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2. Medical science has only recently discovered that blood-clotting in a newborn reaches its peak on the eighth day, then drops. The Bible consistently says that a baby must be circumcised on the eighth day. 
3. At a time when it was believed that the earth sat on a large animal or a giant (1500 B.C.), the Bible spoke of the earth’s free float in space: “He…hangs the earth upon nothing” (Job 26:7).
4. The prophet Isaiah also tells us that the earth is round: “It is he that sits upon the circle of the earth” (Isaiah 40:22). This is not a reference to a flat disk, as some skeptics http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0805424628&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrmaintain, but to a sphere. Secular man discovered this 2,400 years later. At a time when science and FALSE  believed that the earth was flat, is was the Scriptures that inspired Christopher Columbus to sail around the world (see Proverbs 3:6 footnote). 
5. God told Job in 1500 B.C.: “Can you send lightnings, that they may go, and say to you, Here we are?” (Job 38:35). The Bible here is making what appears to be a scientifically ludicrous statement—that light can be sent, and then manifest itself in speech. But did you know that radio waves travel at the speed of light? 
This is why you can have instantaneous wireless communication with someone on the other side of the earth. Science didn’t discover this until 1864 when “British scientist James Clerk Maxwell suggested that electricity and light waves were two forms of the same thing” (Modern Century Illustrated Encyclopedia).
6. Job 38:19 asks, “Where is the way where light dwells?” Modern man has only recently discovered that light (electromagnetic radiation) has a “way,” traveling at 186,000 miles per second.
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8. “Most cosmologists (scientists who study the structures and evolution of the universe) agree that the Genesis account of creation, in imagining an initial void, may be uncannily close to the truth” (Time, Dec. 1976). 
9. Solomon described a “cycle” of air currents two thousand years before scientists “discovered” them. “The wind goes toward the south, and turns about unto the north; it whirls about continually, and the wind returns again according to his circuits” (Ecclesiastes 1:6). 
10. Science expresses the universe in five terms: time, space, matter, power, and motion. Genesis 1:1,2 revealed such truths to the Hebrews in 1450 B.C.: “In the beginning [time] God created [power] the heaven [space] and the earth [matter] . . . And the Spirit of God moved [motion] upon the face of the waters.” The first thing God tells man is that He controls of all aspects of the universe. 
11. The great biological truth concerning the importance of blood in our body’s mechanism has http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B001HFLU8I&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrbeen fully comprehended only in recent years. Up until 120 years ago, sick people were “bled,” and many died because of the practice. If you lose your blood, you lose your life. Yet Leviticus 17:11, written 3,000 years ago, declared that blood is the source of life: “For the life of the flesh is in the blood.” 
12. All things were made by Him (see John 1:3), including dinosaurs. Why then did the dinosaur disappear? The answer may be in Job 40:15–24. In this passage, God speaks about a great creature called “behemoth.” Some commentators think this was a hippopotamus. However, the hippo’s tail isn’t like a large tree, but a small twig. Following are the characteristics of this huge animal: It was the largest of all the creatures God made; was plant-eating (herbivorous); had its strength in its hips and a tail like a large tree.
It had very strong bones, lived among the trees, drank massive amounts of water, and was not disturbed by a raging river. He appears impervious to attack because his nose could pierce through snares, but Scripture says, “He that made him can make his sword to approach unto him.” In other words, God caused this, the largest of all the creatures He had made, to become extinct. 
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This was their normal practice, because the presence of microscopic diseases was unknown. Semmelweis insisted that doctors wash their hands before examinations, and the death rate immediately dropped to 2 percent. 
Look at the specific instructions God gave His people for when they encounter disease: “And when he that has an issue is cleansed of his issue; then he shall number to himself even days for his cleansing, and wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in running water, and shall be clean” (Leviticus 15:13). 
Until recent years, doctors washed their hands in a bowl of water, leaving invisible germs on their hands. However, the Bible says specifically to wash hands under “running water.” 
14. Luke 17:34–36 says the Second Coming of Jesus Christ will occur while some are asleep at night and others are working at daytime activities in the field. This is a clear indication of a revolving earth, with day and night at the same time.
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Arturo Castiglione wrote about the overwhelming importance of this biblical medical law: ‘The laws against leprosyin Leviticus 13 may be regarded as the first model of sanitary legislation’ (A History of Medicine).” 
Grant R. Jeffery, The Signature of God 

“With all these truths revealed in Scripture, how could a thinking person deny that the Bible is supernatural in origin?”

There is no other book in any of the world’s religions (Vedas, Bhagavad-Gita, Koran, Book of Mormon, etc.) that contains scientific truth. In fact, they contain statements that are clearly unscientific. 
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=9654780437&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrHank Hanegraaff said,

“Faith in Christ is not some blind leap into a dark chasm, but a faith based on established evidence.” (Hebrews 11:1 )

The Bible is ANYTHING but circular reasoning, it is a witness to great things proven within its supernatural pages. 

The Bible: Proofs of its Supernatural Origin!

http://www.gospeloutreach.net/bibsuper.html

To deny this is to close one’s mind to facts that bother your theory of beginnings.

Part 2 -The Doorway to Belief: How FAITH Opens the Proof of God!

In Part 2, I will deal with the previous part as too the Skeptic’s Dictionary definition of FAITH!
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This IN NO WAY disproves anything, it simply shows that we have completely different points of contrast concerning the same doctrine!
What I want to do here is to take apart what was said and put in a true biblical light, NOT a religious false light, this where he has bleed the two concepts together. I’m not saying that his points are not valid, they are but ONLY in the concept of man-made religion not real biblical Faith.
Religion as I have PROVED many times before is NOT a true reflection of the truth of biblical http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B001BYLFFS&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrfaith simply because religion has ADOPTED the World’s definitions of Biblical concepts and thus twisted their meanings to be mush too simplistic and powerless from what God himself has defined them as! 

Scientists Confront Creationism: Intelligent Design and Beyond 

Evolution vs. Creationism: An Introduction, 2nd Edition 

Scientific Creationism 

Creation As Science: A Testable Model Approach to End the Creation/evolution Wars 

 The New Creationism: Building Scientific Theory on a Biblical Foundation 

Old Earth Creationism on Trial: The Verdict Is In 

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0061472794&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrIn the Beginning: Compelling Evidence for Creation and the Flood (8th Edition) 

Ultimate Proof of Creation 

Science, Evolution, and Creationism 

The Privileged Planet 

Introduction to Scientific Creationism 

Thousands not Billions: Challenging the Icon of Evolution, Questioning the Age of the Earth 

Michael Girouard, Fascinating Design: Evidence for Creation (VHS) Creationism 

The Creationists: From Scientific Creationism to Intelligent Design, Expanded Edition 

Unlocking the Mystery of Life



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Please read this first as it will make things clearer as to what true Christian Doctrine is concerning faith and how it applies to our Belief system, any definition of biblical Faith MUST include this wording or it fails to meet God’s requirements for Belief!
Notwithstanding the silly parody of Mark Twain: “Yet it was the school boy who said, Faith is believing what you know ain’t so. which is not to be taken as Gospel in any form, other statements in this Article are just as silly as Twain’s was.
“Faith is a non-rational belief in some proposition. A non-rational belief is one that is contrary to the sum of the evidence for that belief. A belief is contrary to the sum of the evidence if there is overwhelming evidence against the belief, e.g., that the earth is flat, hollow, or is the center of the universe. A belief is also contrary to the sum of the evidence if the evidence seems equal both for and against the belief, yet one commits to one of the two or more equally supported propositions.
 
What makes this silly is that there is absolutely no evidence that Biblical Faith is http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B000CNE0JW&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrNON-RATIONAL, sure…the religion men make these non-rational jumps all the time with its circular reasoning. But true biblical Faith isn’t defined in this way so his conclusions are false based upon a presupposition of guilt! He is doing here just what he accuses us of doing.

Second of all he assumes that “there is overwhelming evidence against the belief ” when there is not, there is nothing out there that would contradict biblical defined Faith. I mean sticking to it strictly speaking and not redefining it to fit your understanding. 
It is only FAIR to use the proper definition of Faith going forward is it not?
From Hebrews 11:1 
THIS IS WHAT FAITH IS, HOW IT WORKS AND WHAT IT CONTAINS:
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

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Now let’s see it from the Amplified bible which reveals the Greek Original:

NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, [a]the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].”

Faith as defined in scripture contains the Contractual agreement between you and God for the things your praying for, The Title Deed of your ownership to them. It also contains the PROOF of their reality, all the Evidence needed to draw your conclusions as to their reality, all this is contained in a seed the size of a pepper speck!
Faith perceives as real fact what is not revealed to the senses, as yet. Not that it will not be revealed but that it is so-far unseen in the world. All the proof and Evidence that the skeptic needs is there inside “The God Seed of Faith” given when Obedience is fulfilled.
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Don’t like that, Mr. Atheist, Agnostic or Skeptic? 
Tough, that’s how it works, and no amount of crying and amassing vast amounts of contrary evidence based upon a false assumption will change it. Life works this way and saying it shouldn’t won’t change the outcome in the least.
What if the evidence seems equal both for and against the belief, this is a loaded request because NO matter how much evidence is given they’ll explain it away and thus a quandary is created, this is like a self fulfilling prophecy for them! Its a trap we as believers fall into, chasing our tails around a straw man principle. 

If you think about it this creates the same issues for the skeptic, they just don’t let you know it, so it seems insurmountable to the believer, if they have just as much counter evidence to my evidence no one wins. BUT the real question all along is HOW good is their evidence, is it circumstantial or based on SOLID SCIENTIFIC FACT! There is a great difference between SOLID facts based in scientific study and “Factual innuendos” used in their “non existence”arguments to defer a response, stating FACTS like a machine gun at you as if those http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0801072603&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrfacts were part of the answer when most of the facts are unrelated to the question.

What about the statement: 
By Richard Spencer, Ph.D., associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at UC Davis and faculty adviser to the Christian Student Union.
“There is no God, and there can’t be a god; everything evolved from purely natural processes” cannot be supported by the scientific method and is a statement of faith, not science.”
 What’s wrong with this statement? He says The error or deception here is to imply that anything that is not a scientific statement, i.e., one supported by evidence marshaled forth the way scientists do in support of their scientific claims, is a matter of faith. To use ‘faith’ in such a broad way is to strip it of any theological significance the term might otherwise have.”

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What he’s saying is THEIR VIEW of faith and ours is different so they take things in “faithful assumption” that one day there will be the evidence to support, RATHER than rejecting it as unproven, that’s what “a statement of Faith” is in regards to science.
No side in this debate can say that, that in itself is dishonest and can easily be disproved simply by seeing the state of the debate as it is today. LOTS of things are taken on faith in this debate, Evolution is the biggest offender as the Missing Links are VAST and getting bigger, anyone who states in the Church that “Some things are just to be taken by Faith!” is being equally dishonest, as this form of “Faith taking” is not in any way biblical, no where in scripture does God require a “Brain Freeze” in regards to belief or for that matter knowledge, HE WANTS PEOPLE TO KNOW EVERYTHING THERE IS TO KNOW CONCERNING WHAT THEY ARE TO BELIEVE, IF THEY NEED TO KNOW IT HE REVEALS IT! 
Where? 
In scripture, seek it out, ask the questions He’s a God of answers but according to FAITH not according to DOUBT and SKEPTICISM.
Again, the same bad defining is used here:
“Physicist Bob Park explains this difference in a way even the most devious casuist should understand. 

 “1) complete trust or confidence, and

2) strong belief in a religion based on spiritual conviction rather than proof.”

A scientist’s “faith” is built on experimental proof.

The two meanings of the word “faith,” therefore, are not only different, they are exact opposites.”

 He’s right by defining faith the way he does, they are different because he has assumed that we have complete “Trust and Reliance” upon NOTHING real, its just “Dreams and Mist” as others have stated. BUT that’s NOT TRUE, real faith REQUIRES the opposite to mean anything at all. This meaning is not the FAITH we are talking about here, but…. 

 rather than proof.” where is that found in Hebrews 11:1

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All I know is that NO Atheist site defines Faith in the proper way, is it because they fear their ideas can’t hold water under the true definition? Only your friendly Atheist knows for sure! 
Here’s more based on a false premise:
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“an erroneous view of faith
If we examine Dr. Spencer’s claims, the error of his conflation of two senses of ‘faith’ should become obvious. He claims that the statement ‘there is no God and there can’t be a god; everything evolved from purely natural processes’ is a statement of faith. There are three distinct statements here. 
One, ‘there is no God’. 
Two, ‘there can’t be a god’. 
And three, ‘everything evolved from purely natural processes’.
Dr. Spencer implies that each of these claims is on par with such statements as ‘there is a God’, ‘Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior’, ‘Jesus’s mother was a virgin’, http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=1419653067&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr‘a piece of bread may have the substance of Jesus Christ’s physical body and blood’, ‘God is one being but three persons’, and the like.
The statement ‘there cannot be a god’ is not an empirical statement. Anyone who would make such a claim would make it by arguing that a particular concept of god contains contradictions and is, therefore, meaningless.
For example, to believe that ‘some squares are circular’ is a logical contradiction. Circles and squares are defined so as to imply that circles can’t be square and squares can’t be circular.
James Rachels, for one, has argued that god is impossible, but at best his argument shows that the concepts of an all-powerful God and one who demands worship from His creations are contradictory. 
The concept of worship, Rachels argues, is inconsistent with the traditional Judeo-Christian God concept.”
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 This argument is nothing new, and shows a complete ignorance of true Doctrine in the Bible, mixing the facts up with FALSE doctrine doesn’t make his arguments any better. How could we have an erroneous view of Faith when he’s using an erroneous definition to start with?!

How can the concept of Worship be inconsistent with our view of God? It can’t, if http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B001PO650O&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifryou have revealed to you the God of scripture but that CANNOT happen unless your FIRST SAVED, FIRST THE OBEDIENCE THEN THE UNDERSTANDING.

Are we working on Blind Faith? CLICK HERE to find out!


All understanding outside of biblical faith is limited greatly by a darkened mind controlled by the shadow of sin, now, I know; they don’t think their thinking is darkened but that doesn’t change the fact it is! My mind was so polluted by wrong thinking concerning God’s Love I wouldn’t know truth if it stood right in front of me singing Dixie! 

Ephesians 4:18
“Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:….”
 Romans 1:21
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What about our Worship and our God? Does how we define our God (The Doctrine) even matter when we worship him?
“The concept of worship, Rachels argues, is inconsistent with the traditional Judeo-Christian God concept.”
Mark 12:33
“And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.
Sounds to me as if God requires a whole LOT more than religious worship affords, our worship of God is to be ALL OR NOTHING, our whole person is to be involved not a once a week, and Holidays worship. So it would seem that HOW we define our God is as much a part of us as we are to be of him. So the doctrine comes with the package.

“The statement ‘there cannot be a god‘ is not an empirical statement. Anyone who would make such a claim would make it by arguing that a particular concept of god contains contradictions and is, therefore, meaningless.”
Would that same Argument be in force if I found the many contradictions of http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0984489126&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrEvolutionary theory to make Evolution meaningless? Of course not, it only applies to us not them! Good reasoning applies to every argument no matter the side but BAD reasoning knows no bound of dishonest approach. And to often there are bad reasoning’s on both sides, with or without knowledge of it.

The whole idea of their use of the Trinity in arguments offends my knowledge of God greatly, not because it weakens my position but because I know as a former Pagan that it IS NOT a Pagan doctrine at all, pagans worship TRIADS not trinities the concept of ONE God in Three persons distinct from each other yet one in nature is unheard of in Paganism. So the matter of its incompatibility with Christian Worship is a false premise.
CLICK HERE to read my views on the Trinity! 
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CLICK HERE to read my views on Intellectual Dishonesty
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=1148161716&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrTransubstantiation or Wafer Worship and the Virgin birth of Mary’s Mom and so on and so on as taught wrongly by religion are false concepts used to excuse bad doctrine.  With man-made lies it is required to make more lies to uphold the original lies. Religion is not the answer to any of man’s questions, let alone a life changer like God is!