Jesus was killed by those who claimed to be scholars of the written word. Until you can explain how you are any better than them, then I'll find validity in your words. Until then, all I see is bias.People who reject the Biblical God and the Biblical Word are suppressing substantial truth God has made available to them (Romans 1:18-25)
Also here is Luke 16:27-31,
27 "And he said, 'Then I beg you, father, that you send him to my father's house—
28 for I have five brothers—in order that he may warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.'
29 "But Abraham *said, 'They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.'
30 "But he said, 'No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent!'
31 "But he said to him, 'If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead.'"
See the importance God puts on His true prophetic Word! A true prophet's words have verifiable evidence in Fulfillment!
Think about this for a moment, God is saying His Biblical Word is greater verifiable evidence than you seeing someone rise from the dead!
I absolutely agree with these truisms. The only thing I would submit is that we need to seek for the evidence we are biblically told to seek.Sorry,
True Faith is based upon True Truth
Truth is based upon verifiable evidence
It is the same way with 'Hope,' you have the hope that is associated with the world which is a wishful longing that circumstances will turn out in a favorable way
Then you have the 'Living Hope' that Peter talks about in 1 Peter, which is as sure as the sun coming up tomorrow!
“If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.” - John 7:17
If the Book of Mormon says read and pray about it to know the truth, you can't make up your own rules, look for different evidence, and then claim it false based on your own requirements. That's what atheists do.
Amen!Faith in the Biblical God is as sure as the sun coming up tomorrow, it is not a worldly type of hope-so faith
We just interpret the Bible differently.