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, “...in 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.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Scientific Proof of Re-incarnation
Labels: Bible Test of True prophets, Book of Daniel, Fulfilled Prophecy, Proof of God's Existence, Proof the Bible is True, Re-incarnation
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