Q#8: Explain why Jesus has never appeared to you? (Want Christians + Atheists comments)?
NOTES TO ATHEISTS BEFORE YOU READ THE QUESTIONS:
-If you plan to make statements about God and the Bible, you should know your Bible. Many of your questions are irrefutably answered already in scripture. The rest can be proven with archeology and science. Do you really think all these Christians aren't asking the same questions you're thinking? Many want to know the answer too to see if they aren't following a myth.
-Don't accuse the Bible to be full of error if you haven't even read through the Bible and analyzed it chapter by chapter and verse by verse and cross reference verses and use a concordance to get the meaning of the original text (translations to English create confusing uses of words that have a slightly different meaning in the original text).
-Don't base the Christian "religion" on those who practice it wrongly. There are strict guidelines in the Bible to detect a true believer. Some of the no-no's from God is vain repetition (rituals), pride (stubbornness), hypocrites (making own rules), and lukewarm christians (an atheist knows more than them). If you don't know the deeper parts of what it means to be a true christian (which takes years of study), you will be speaking out of ignorance.
-If you don't know the plan of salvation and the origin of sin, many Bible phrases will be confusing. (If you say an airplane can't actually stay in the air and you never read about aerodynamics, you will make foolish assumptions).
-By saying there is no God and the Bible is flawed, you are saying an absolute statement that you know everything. Even God tells Christians to "study to show yourselves approved so you can answer any questions" II Timothy 2:15.
-It doesn't matter what you think or say, and it doesn't matter what scientific test you use, a person can and has experienced a spiritual force from God that makes God real to even the most atheistic person. The holy spirit "is like the wind" (John 3:8) and can't be put in a box to test. (If you haven't experienced this, or at least read testimonies or witness someone being filled with the holy spirit, then you are discredited from saying it doesn't exist or it is not real). Just because you haven't experienced it doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Who do you think you are? You can't know or understand everything.
-Atheists are masters of rationalization. The definition of rationalize is "The attempt to explain or justify (one's own or another's behavior or attitude) with logical, plausible reasons, even if these are inconclusive, perfunctory, not true or not appropriate".
-Proverbs 26:12 says, "Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him". Christians go by the Bible, which is infallible and tested by time and centuries of scrutiny, you go by sketchy science, theories, incomplete information, flawed logic and personal feelings. May the best side win.
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Question # 8. How do we explain the fact that Jesus has never appeared to you?
-Explain to me why you have never seen the wind. You can see the affects of the wind but you can never see the wind, "The wind blows wherever it pleases....So it is with everyone born of the Spirit (John 3:8)". Admit you don't know everything, especially about the spirit realm.
-Things felt are more powerful and lasting than things seen. The Holy spirit is far more beneficial than seeing Jesus. Besides, it only needs to happen one, and then written down. It has the same impact as the original. (Try asking Steven King to speak his story to you; he'll say buy the book).
-Jesus has appeared to many throughout history. That is well recorded. There are people alive now that can testify they have seen Him fully. Besides, God is spirit, He only came in the flesh once.
-What's with this question? I thought you said God doesn't exist? Why do you care if you don't even believe His word, the Bible? If you can't get past what He said, how can you expect Him to visit you?
-When he chooses to appear, He only appears to the humble and the spirit filled person. There's no point in Him appearing to someone who doesn't really want to see Him. Besides, why should He if He wrote down everything He needs to say in the Bible?
-Just because you have never seen Him doesn't guaranty He doesn't exist. He appears under special circumstances. (Try asking the Queen to meet you in one hour. You would have to meet under a schedule, and then she still won't unless you are of some kind of importance or royalty. So it is with God).
-If you can't accept the messenger (the Bible as God's word), why should you speak to the Master?
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