Saturday, November 24, 2007

Scientific Proof of Re-incarnation

Is it possible to have absolute proof that God exists and that the Bible is True?

Jane English, Ph.D., claims to have done scientific experimentation and exploration, the results of which not only involve, but completely hinge on, belief in the un-provable belief in re-incarnation.

She claims to have done a scientific study as defined by Charles Laughlin, Editor-in-Chief of Pre and Perinatal Psychology Journal which states that, “ order for experiential reports to count as scientific data...they must be done in such a way that they make clear the entire sequence of exploration...they must stipulate what knowledge is desired, what procedures were followed, and what were the resultant experiences. All of this must be described in such a way that others prepared to carry out the procedures may reenact the entire process.” (PPPJ, Vol 6, #1. p.4)

In her article entitled Being Born Caesarean: Physical, Psychosocial and Metaphysical Aspects published in the Pre- and Perinatal Psychology Journal, Vol 7 #3, April 1992, and in The International Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine, Vol 6 #3, September 1994, English wrote the following: “in my explorations of non-labor caesarean birth, the knowledge desired was an answer to the question, “What would it be like to walk on Earth in a human body without going through the usual initiatory journey down the birth canal?” The procedure followed was to take this desire as part of my soul intention in this lifetime and to find parents whose next child was planned to be non-labor caesarean born and who had a doctor who would schedule his own wedding for my due date and thus schedule my birth two weeks early, ensuring that I would experience no labor. The resultant experiences are described in “Different Doorway” and are summarized in this paper.”

English assures the scientific community that her experiment and explorations are indeed scientific and can be replicated by forming a “soul intention to be born non-labor caesarean in their next incarnation and to find suitable parents and medical support...”

This is Jane English’s scientific proof that the birth experience is an essential player in the formation of adult self image and world view.

In order to accept her experiment and explorations as scientific fact, her readers are forced to accept that reincarnation is also a scientific fact…or trash her “scientific” study entirely.

This, my friends, is what is being published in so-called scientific, medical and academic journals. Does this knowledge bolster our confidence in science?

I could write more along these lines, but I would much rather focus on something much less ludicrous and much more important—such as the criteria our Creator gave us to use in gauging whether or not he is real and whether or not His Word, the Bible, is true.

That criteria consists of fulfilled prophecy.

That’s right. Fulfilled prophecy.

The words of the Creator, recorded in Isaiah 48.6-5, say this: “I have declared the former things from the beginning (prophecy); and they went forth out of my mouth, and I showed them; I did them suddenly (absolutely inexplicably), and they came to pass. Because I knew that thou art obstinate, and thy neck is an iron sinew, and thy brow brass (Because I knew you would be looking for a scientific or some other explanation); I have even from the beginning declared it to thee; before it came to pass I showed it thee: lest thou shouldest say, mine idol hath done them, and my graven image and my molted image hath commanded them.”

God’s method of proving his existence is absolutely fool-proof.

If the majority of the scientific community could disprove God’s existence and debunk the Bible, they would. But the fact is they can’t. Or they would have done it long ago.

That alone should convince most skeptics that God is real and that His word, the Bible, is true. But God knew that would not be the case, so he gave us a fool-proof method for telling the difference between what is true and what is not—fulfilled prophecy.

Jean Dixon called herself a prophet. Her predictions carried about a 60% accuracy rate. That convinced many that her claims were true.

There are many, today, who claim to be prophets of God—in fact, there are so many, they seem to be coming out of the woodwork, and these modern prophets all operate on the premise that a prophet of God need only carry a 60% accuracy rate in order to be considered a true prophet.

That puts them in the same class with any good soothsayer.

Although I am a believer in the spiritual, and I know there are other spirits at work, besides the Holy Spirit, telling people “everything they ever did,” few, if any, of these “prophets” do any better than mathematical probability says they can do (if they are observant and good guessers).

The Bible says a true prophet of God will be 100% accurate—period.

So, using Bible criteria, can God’s existence and the truth of the Bible be proven? The Bible itself says that is true, and the Holy Spirit testifies to our hearts that is true.

Just for starters, even a cursory glance at the fulfilled prophecies connected with the birth, life and death of Jesus Christ is astounding.

All of those prophecies being fulfilled in the life of just one man is statistically impossible. Take the facts, and ask any mathematician.

The book of Daniel is so accurate, it reads like a history book. It is so accurate many have tried to claim that it is nothing but a history book—written after the fact. But Jesus called Daniel a prophet and quoted from his writings.

There are other writings in the Bible where God leads the Prophets to challenge people to prove his existence and power in certain ways. Our creator does not shrink from such things.

Our Creator does not shrink from being tested, because he is real…

And his Word, the Bible, is true.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

And With the Beasts of the Earth....

Revelation 6:8 prophesies of the rider of the Pale Horse. Death and hell will follow with him. And power will be given to them to kill with sword, hunger, death and the beasts of the earth.

We are not living in that time as yet, but this writer believes it is coming in the not to distant future. That is why articles like the one below catch my attention.

Vietnam authorities hunt for crocodiles

2 hours, 2 minutes ago
HANOI, Vietnam - Soldiers, militiamen and local residents searched Tuesday for hundreds of crocodiles on the loose in central Vietnam after they escaped from a farm during heavy floods.

Sixty-seven crocodiles have already been captured or killed, but an unknown number continue to pose a danger to villagers in Khanh Hoa province, said Nguyen Nhu Long of the provincial military command.

"We have sent in more soldiers to search for the animals because we are worried that they may crawl into people's houses in search of food," Long said. "They haven't been fed for several days now."

The reptiles escaped at the weekend when flood waters knocked down a fence surrounding the state-owned Khanh Viet Farm, a popular tourist attraction that housed 5,000 crocodiles.

Several hundred people live in the immediate area of the farm.

Soldiers wielding AK-47 assault rifles shot dead 11 crocodiles as they crawled up a river bank on Monday, Long said, and villagers killed four others.

Vietnam has more than 100,000 farmed crocodiles, which are raised for their skin and meat, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Owners of the Khanh Viet Farm have offered a reward of up to $100 to anyone who returns one of the missing reptiles, which the company exports to several countries, including Japan and Australia.

"It's a very good business," said company spokesman Le Tien Anh. "We were planning to expand the farm to 10,000 crocodiles next year."

Heavy rains triggered the weekend flooding that killed 23 people in central Vietnam, disaster officials said. Floods and typhoons have killed 215 people across central and northern Vietnam since early October.

Bible Prophecy Study Center

Saturday, November 10, 2007

The Bible Does Not Teach There Will Be An End-Time Restoration

There is much talk of movements of God and "restorations" going on in these last days...God is restoring this and God is restoring that.

I would like for someone to show me where it says anywhere in the scriptures that there will be revival and restoration going on in the latter days.

It simply is not there!

The Bible says there will be a departing in the latter days.

The Bible speaks about a shaking that will take place. The purpose of which is to shake loose anything that can be shaken, so that only those things which cannot be shaken will remain.

Does anybody see revival and restoration in those words?

Any person, prophet or ministry that teaches there will be revival and restoration in the last days is false. It is as simple as that.

Get away from them!

Better hang on folks. The shaking is happening right now, and the majority (and I do not make this claim lightly) of those who claim to believe in Christ are running as fast as they can down the broad, easy road.

In fact, it has turned into a stampede.

And many will not be able to stop in time to avoid going over the cliff.

They will fall away. Many have fallen away already.

Do not be seduced by the smooth words of those who teach a latter day revival and restorational movement.

Do not be seduced by the good feeling you get listening to their teachings or by reading what they write.

That is an earmark of false doctrine. False doctrine tickles the ears. That means it sounds really good, and can make a person feel really good while listening to it.

The Bible doesn't say that "making us feel good" is the earmark of truth.

Truth brings life. It doesn't necessarily make us feel good, especially initially. In fact, it may make us feel really awful at first.

Repentance is a sorrowful thing. It does not feel good at first. It is the awful realization of the gravity of our sin against God.

God sent his Son to save us from our sins--first and foremost--not to tickle our ears and make us feel good about ourselves.

Jesus is the only thing we have a legitimate right to feel good about.

God, who loves us more than we can imagine, said the best we can come up with is no better than a mentruous rag--that's a used sanitary napkin to us modern folks.

So, we need to get off the ego trips, the self-esteem wagon, and get serious about winning souls to Christ before he returns. Then teach them to read the King James Bible, because every single other so-called Bible--every one--either adds to or takes away from the word of God, therefore they are counterfeit Bibles.

Start reading the real one. And teach others to do the same. The Bible says the danger of falling for every wind of doctrine and the possibility of falling away is very real in these latter days.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Babes Shall Rule Over Them...Isaiah 3:4-5, Mark 13:12

Protecting Children from being Harassed by Parents

>>NEW DELHI: The authorities are planning to widen certain commissariat of the Domestic Violence Act to include whipping of children by their parents as an offense (as is the law in many western countries). The politically "progressive" move is aimed at protecting children from being harassed by their parents...<<

I found this on a blog, but could find no additional information. Has anyone heard of this? The scriptures speak of children oppressively ruling over adults and children turning parents over to death (Isaiah 3:4-5, Mark 13:12 ) ~~jocelyn