To begin with,
how could a book about 3,000 pages long, be a best seller, down through the ages. With hundreds of plots. Why
would a book list over 400 prophecies concerning a man named Jesus, and give details that came true, some of them having been
made hundreds of years before happening.
Why are there also historical accounts over centuries of
time of this man called “Jesus,“ especially when none of them disagree. And in the Bible itself, over 40
writers over those many years, writing of many accounts in this book of events, with all of them agreeing.
And of the heroes throughout the book, telling not only their good points, but also of their terrible sins. David,
for instance, said to be “the apple of God’s eye,” who began his story as a teen-ager, by killing the giant
Goliath, but among his heroics as a king, had one of his soldiers killed, so he could have the man’s wife, Bathsheba.
And why would a best-seller have many pages of details of Jesus, the main character overall, and how
He did only good things, being hung on a cross for saying He was the Son of God, but who then rose from the grave to promise
eternal life to all who would believe in Him.
And how could the closing book, called the Revelation,
have prophecies that are now coming true, 2,000 years after having been written.
of scholars have tried to find an untruth in this book called the Bible, and all have failed.
Bible? Believe it!
I’ve noticed that some of my Conquest articles have taken on a new complexion since my wife
went to her new home. I don’t feel the same about passing from this life to the next. I like to use the
term “The Promise” that the Lord gives to everyone…that Christians will immediately be with loved
ones who’ve gone on, when our turn comes.
King David used that consolation we see in 2nd Samuel 12:23,
after his son by Bathsheba died; “I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.” And of course Jesus
showed the same comfort to us, as He hung on the Cross, when he told the thief hanging beside Him, who had become a believer
there, “Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.”
I’ve written about that in an earlier article, but for those of you who didn’t see it, I’ll give
my interpretation of those words by Christ. “Today” means now…assuring us that we won’t be
put in a waiting area until some time in the future. And “shalt thou be with me” means that He will go to
the same place with this person who’s dying at His side.
And the Bible clearly shows that the word “Paradise” and
“Heaven” are the same place. Revelation 2:7 is enough to convince us: “He who has an ear, let
him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers, I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which
is in the paradise of God.” And the tree of life serves double duty, also indicating that we’ll eat the
best of foods in Heaven.
The only ones who
should fear death, are those of you who haven’t given your heart to the Lord. I beg you to take care of that,
at this very moment. It’s the only time you’re guaranteed.