My favorite book to read is and always has been the Bible. I have read it ever since I was a young Man. Every time I read the Bible I always find many verses that I have read before but now take on new meanings in my life. |
Many years back as I was reading the Bible I thought that as in any great book there must be a way to tie the author to the book. Every great author leaves subtle clues behind. Some people call this “the writers’ style”. It’s a style the writer uses in his writings that sets his books apart from anyone else. Just like our signatures differ from all other signatures. Even though the Bible was written by sixty six different authors, all the authors were lead by the same Holy Spirit and so the spirit of God must also have a detectable pattern.
In early 2001 I set out to find just what this pattern was that ties the “Maker of the Universe” to this little Planet of ours called Earth. I studied the Bible for many years and could not come up with any definitive proof that the Maker of our Planet is the same Maker that wrote the Bible. I knew that if our Creator did indeed write our Bible that there would have to be subtle evidence left behind. One day after praying it came to me that I was doing the puzzle backwards. Instead of tying the Maker to the Planet, I needed to try tying the Planet to the Maker. That’s when I found the answer staring me in the face. The answer is “TIME”. Time is what ties us to the Maker. As I looked at my watch to see what time it was, I noticed my watch was numbered one to twelve.
Twelve hours of day, Twelve hours of night, Twelve months in a year, Twenty four hours in a day. This shows that the Maker of the Earth has a favorite number of twelve.
Twelve apostles, twelve tribes of Israel, twenty four thrones in heaven, twelve gates in heaven with twelve angels, one at each gate, twelve thousand saved from each of the twelve tribes of Israel. The New Jerusalem that God brings down from heaven measures twelve thousand furlongs cubed. During the one thousand year reign of Jesus Christ on Earth there will be the “tree of life” that bears twelve different fruits, one fruit for each month of the year.
This is just some of the times that God uses the number twelve in the Bible. According to my concordance in my Bible the number twelve is used 187 times. This evidence shows that the God in the Bible also has a favorite number of twelve.
What I found by using simple detective procedures is the same conclusion I believe you will find. I believe the conclusion is over whelming, leaving us with no doubt. All evidence points to the conclusion that the Spirit that wrote the Bible also created our Universe, including our Planet Earth. Who is this Creator? According to the Bible the Creator is Jesus Christ of the New Testament. In John 1:3 we read, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.”
I have heard it said that “the Bible can’t be trusted because it has been re-written too many times.” All evidence shows us that just the opposite is true. With the discovery of the “Dead Sea Scrolls” it shows that the Jewish scribes were extremely accurate in transcribing their religious scrolls with no differences.
Now it is true that there are a lot of bad Bible translations that are on the market today however it doesn't take a lot of study to discover that there also are many good accurate translations available. I recommend the “New Living Translation” and the “New King James Version” because it is translated from the “King James Version” which has been proven for accuracy and also written in easy to understand “new English”. If you find the NKJV a little hard to understand then you won’t have any trouble understanding the “New Living Translation.”
I also believe that if God is going to hold anybody accountable for their sins. He must also have His word available to all of us to know what his will is. I also believe that God is certainly able to protect his word. For more articles please go to; please God help me
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