The 'Left Behind'
Scenario Is Really Real
Can you prove that God doesn't exist?
Here I will even help you.
In order to prove that God doesn't exist one must go to the Holy Bible - The Word of God.
Isaiah 46: 9-11
Through the Prophet Isaiah, God tells us that the Holy Bible is the Word Of God. God also tells us that the future has been foretold.
" Remember, the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the Beginning" and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: Calling a Ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass, I have purposed it, I will also do it."
God also tells us that the Prophets of the Holy Bible wrote the Scriptures under the direction of the Holy Spirit.
2 Timothy 3:16
" ALL Scripture was given by inspiration of God."
2 Peter 1:21
" For the Prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but Holy men of God spake [and wrote] as they were moved by the Holy Ghost."
God created us with keen, curious and inquisitive minds and God expected us to use those minds. God expected us to question.
According to the Bible, the proof is to be found in the many prophetic passages within its pages. In fact, about one quarter of the Bible is made up of Prophecy - events foretold before they happen. The Bible provides clear, detailed and amazing Prophecies about the future. There are approximately 10,000 Prophecies in the Bible. Most have already been fulfilled.
Here are websites which list the many Prophecies:
[suppressed] - Read the entire first page [authors note - the author was an atheist] then click into hyperlink - Bible Prophecy
[suppressed] - Read Prophecy FAQ - Dr. Van Impe is a Bible Prophecy Scholar. Watch his weekly television program - World news that you will never hear on CNN.
Bible Prophecy is unfolding before our eyes in Israel - The Middle East Peace Process
A future Prophecy:
A leader from the Revived Roman Empire [ Daniel chapters 2 & 7 ] will sign a 7 year Covenant [Peace Treaty] with Israel [ Daniel 9:27 ] within this Treaty, this Leader will promise to protect Israel and he " shall ' divide ' the Land [ Israel ] for gain." [ Daniel 11:39 ] He will ' divide ' Jerusalem. The Roman Empire has been Revived, today we call it the European Union.
Note: [Daniel 9:27] He shall ' confirm ' the Covenant , meaning the Peace Treaty is already in place, he just signs his name to it.
The Bible calls this Leader ' The Great Deceiver '
Matthew 24:4 ; Mark 13: 5 ; Luke 21:8
" Take heed that no man deceive you."
From: "Positive Atheism Magazine" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Positive_Atheism_Letters_Section
Date: Wednesday, May 09, 2001 5:09 PM
I don't have to prove that gods don't exist, because I am not the one saying anything about gods.
You are the one who uses language such as, "God also tells us that the Prophets of the Holy Bible wrote the Scriptures under the direction of the Holy Spirit." Since you are the one claiming that such thing as a god exists, you are the one who is obligated to make a case for your claim.
In fact, it is impossible to emperically disprove any existential claim. Because of this, the person listening to the claim (in this case, the atheist), is not required to bring forth any proof for her skepticism, but merely to assess the the claim and see if that claim justifies giving her assent to it.
If this were not the case, we'd all be in de-deep doo doo, because we'd be obligated to believe anything that anybody told us. The harder it is to disprove a claim, the more "truthful" such a claim would become, simply because of the impossibility to disprove it! If I were to claim that I have a large stuffed gorilla in my tiny apartment, and further told you that you could disprove my claim by visiting my home and taking a look (it's awfully hard to hide a large stuffed gorilla), this would be easy to disprove. But, were it not for the fact that the burden of proof rests upon the one who makes the claim, then I could claim that a bottle of penicillin tablets is orbiting the planet Neptune. If I further stated that not even Hubble could detect this bottle, you would be obligated to believe me because now you would have no way to disprove my claim that this bottle exists.
And if you cannot disprove it, then the argument must be quite formidable, don't you think?
No! This is not how it works! It doesn't matter if the Hubble can see the bottle or not! Since I made the claim, I am the one who is responsible for bringing forth evidence and strong argument in favor of my claim. If I don't do this, then you have no business believing what I told you!
Thus, if either of us has any proving to do, it is yourself, because you are the one who is talking about gods, not I. Until you wrote me this letter, I was simply minding my own business. Atheism, in its classic form, does not assert that no gods exist (although a few atheists do make this assertion). Atheism, in its classic form, simply has not encountered any reason for believing the claims of theism. Most of us hardly ever even think upon the matter of gods and angels and demons because these claims are usually so utterly vacant that they are not worthy of our time or attention.
I will delete the web-page URLs you sent, because this goes against our policy of discussing issues in one's own words. You are welcome, however, to list, in detail (and in your own words), all 10,000 Bible prophecies that you assert have been unquestionably fulfilled, and the reasons why we ought not to believe any alternate possibilities but are forced to conclude that these are genuine, detailed predictions which were fulfilled in a specific manner. I have made quite a study of alleged claims that Bible predictions have been fulfilled, and not one of them has withstood my scrutiny -- not one of them is convincing enough to even warrant a second look. In the interest of truthfulness, I will agree to take a look at any specific and detailed claims you may have, and will agree to assent to any claims you may offer which do not present me with any choice but to believe them. You must, however, make an effort to show that alternative explanations are utterly impossible (such as the late-dating of Daniel 12 or the Apostles writing the Gospels around the passages in Hebrew Scripture that they thought described Christ).
As for the Middle East: Bible prophecy geeks have been saying this since I was a child, but nothing they've predicted has panned out. In fact, many earlier books such as The Late-Great Planet Earth and Millions Now Living Will Never Die have rendered themselves obsolete because their "predictions" are of the same caliber as those of Jeanne Dixon and the palm reader at the County Fair. These are all just opportunistic hucksters playing on the fears of the gullible -- and selling millions of "Left Behind"-style books and lectures.
One scheister gazes into a crystal ball, and the other thumps a Bible. They care naught what damage their dogma brings to those who take it as truth. This stuff is a worse plague on our society than the drug problem, in my opinion (but only because drug use is, for the most part, a self-limiting behavior, killing off those who carry it too far). I strongly urge you to consider the words of the Jesus character in your own book: "Take heed that no man deceive you."
I notice that you haven't the nerve to sign your name to this e-mail. This speaks volumes as to what you think about your own integrity.
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