Book of Prophecy, so that we may believe
John 14:29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.
Worldly people who are in state of ignorance have the tendency to stay all religions are the same, all religions say the same things and worship the same God. These are the people who have never opened any book of another religion nor cared to understand the religion they follow.
If we understand the terms used by various religions we get better insight of what they follow.
In Hinduism they use the term Bhagwan which in Sanskrit means man-god thus does not refer to God but to manmade gods or humans worshipped as gods.
In Islam they use the term allah and people think it refers to God. The Arabic word for God is illah and allah means ‘the god’ and refers to one of the 360 deities who Mohammed declared as god after destroying all the other. This allah has its original name ‘Hubal’ and is said to have 3 daughters whose names are written in the Quran. ‘Satanic verses’ book for which Salman Rushdie received death threats refers to the verse that exist in the Quran where Mohammed claimed to be tempted to declare the names of the 3 daughters of Allah.
When we use the term ‘holy book’ of any religion it needs to talk of God / gods, how they created mankind and the purpose of creation/mankind. If we go by this thumb rule books like Bhagwat Geeta or Ramayana do not qualify as ‘holy book’ of the Hindus, it is the Vedas (specifically the Rig-Veda) that is considered as their ‘holy book’. With Islam since it takes many things from the Torah and the Bible as whole, thus it does qualify as their ‘holy book’.
How to test a ‘holy book’ is really a Holy Book is given in today’s scripture.
Man can give lots of inspirational messages and feel good messages but if they are indeed God inspired is when it has things which is beyond man’s ability to know. Two things that stand the test, is how this world was created, how man and other creators were created, it should give accurate details. Secondly it should have prophecies (details of events to occur in the future).
Blind faith is foolishness and does not stay for long. God never says to blindly follow Him, He tells us to test (taste) and see His indeed is God and He is good. We as Christians can truly say we are the only belief that is true because our Holy Book is indeed from God and it passes any test with flying colors.
Lord You are Almighty God and You alone are God. You are True and so also is your Word True. It is your Word that leads us to know You and to know your plans for us. We pray Lord we understand the value of your Word and its richness. We pray You put a fire in our bones to seek your Word and be enriched in it…
This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper [in the thing] whereto I sent it.
Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
1 Thessalonians 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received [it] not [as] the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.
Dated 25 September 2019
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