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|What Makes Christianity The One True Religion Of God? by Nobody: 1:31pm On Feb 03, 2018|
What makes Christianity the one true religion of God?
Answer By Jonathon Yousey
Kalam Cosmological Argument
This argument comes in a syllogism like this:
Everything that begins to exist has a causeThe universe came to existTherefore the universe had a cause
For the conclusion to be true, the premises must also be true. Premise 1 states that everything that begins to exist has a cause. Well premise 1 is quite literally the Law of Causality, the law which science is a ‘slave’ to. Premise 2 states that the universe had a beginning. How do we know this is true? First, The second law of thermodynamics states that energy in the universe is running out. If the universe were infinitely old it would have already run out of energy and would collapse into itself. The first law of thermodynamics states that energy is constant, and therefore the universe cannot keep refueling itself with energy and is destined to collapse. Second, the universe is expanding from a point. If the universe could be reversed we would see it reverse and collapse back into a single point of nothingness. Third, radiation waves from the big bang have been detected. These ripples in heat show that the universe had an ultimate beginning. Finally, Einsteins General Relativity says that time, space, and material are all coexistent and all had a beginning. From this, we see premise 2 as verified. Therefore, the conclusion that the universe needs a cause is verified. What do we know about this cause? Since this cause is outside of the universe, we know it is also outside of time, space, and material (Einstein’s GR). That means it is timeless/infinite/eternal, it is nonspacial, and it is immaterial. Another argument for these traits goes like this: There cannot be an infinite regression of causes. There must be an ultimate cause that is infinite and does not have a beginning, and therefore needs no cause. Therefore since it is infinite it also cannot change, since you must have time, a before and after, to change. And since it cannot change, it is also immaterial, since material is always changing at the atomic and molecular levels. So there are some traits for this cause. What else is it? It is also extremely powerful (beyond our imagination) because it spawned a universe out of nothing. Impressive, right? This cause is what I call God. And since this God is infinite, there can be no other gods at the same level as it. If multiple gods do exist, this God would have made them, which means that these gods are nothing compared to the ultimate God. This concludes the Cosmological Argument.
Everything that is highly complex has a designerThe universe, earth, and life are all highly complexTherefore, the universe, earth, and life have a designer
Premise 1 is self evident. You never find a diamond rolex in the woods that simply came to be without any cause. It is so complex that it is clearly designed. The universe, earth, and life are even more complex then a simple rolex. Premise 2 says that the universe, life, and earth are all highly complex. Is that true? Well, DNA in the said to be very first life form (amoeba) had the equivalent of 1,000 encyclopedias worth of information in it. 1,000 encyclopedias! Mathematically, the DNA letters and our alphabetical letters are the same. That’s just the very first life form, we are so much more complex than that. So how can DNA not show any form of intelligent design? Well it does, we just ignore it (side note the formation of DNA is irreducibly complex, so it could not have evolved. It either just poof came into existence out of nothing or was given by intelligence). Another showcase of intelligent design is the anthropic principle. There are 122 anthropic constants that if just one were missing, LIFE could not exist. The chances of that happening are 1 in 10^130, a decimal with one hundred and thirty zeros after the decimal! Thats a greater chance than getting 15 royal flushes in a row in a poker match. You can look up the anthropic constants by Hugh Ross if you want, I won’t show them here. So in conclusion, the earth, universe and life have a designer. What do we know about this designer? Well it wanted to support life, so it made it that way. If we take the traits from the kalam cosmological argument, we see that this cause is not only infinite, nonspacial, immaterial, unchanging, powerful, but we see that it is also conscious (made the decision to support life) and personable as it created life and humans.
If God does not exist, then objective moral values do not existObjective moral values do existTherefore, God exists
Premise 1: States that if God does not exist, then objective morals do not exist. God is the unchanging standard to which all morals are measured. Without God, objective morals cannot exist. Why? Because without God there is no perfect standard to compare any moral value to. “You can’t know that a line is crooked unless you know what a straight line is” -CS Lewis. Society faults at creating an unchanging perfect standard, as slavery and many other things were right in society’s eyes. Society changes, morals do not. What is right is always right. Evolution certainly does not explain morality, as evolution can be used to make a wrong act right. For example, lets say Hitler wanted to kill off the minorities and weak to create a perfect society. In evolutions eyes, he is doing right, because he is helping the species become stronger by purifying the gene pool. But murder is wrong and we know it, so evolution certainly does not explain morality. Evolution would also suggest rape is right, because rape=reproduction and reproduction is essential for evolution. God is the one and only standard from which objective morality can come from. Premise 2 states that objective morality does exist. That is pretty clear, as most cultures have basic moral principles like murder for example as being wrong and outlawed. Soldiers in america have to desensitize the word kill because naturally we know that killing is wrong (unless it’s justified, like killing Hitler for example. But thats an argument about where justice comes from, which is another morality argument). Cannibals did rituals to dehumanize the human they were about to kill. Same thing with Hitler and the Jews, he had to dehumanize them so that his officials could kill them. Because morals are self evident, we know they must come from God. And no, it doesn’t come from just the bible, as many others who don’t believe in God are moral peoples, but it does certainly come from God. Therefore, since premise 1 and 2 are verified, the conclusion that God exists is true. What do we know about God from this argument and others? Well we know he is infinite, nonspacial, immaterial, unchanging, powerful, conscious, personable, and all righteous, as he is the standard of all good. Now this sounds like God.
These arguments prove a monotheistic God, but which monotheistic God is the true God? Islam’s, Christianity’s, or Judaism’s God? Look at the Quran, The Bible, and the Torah. Because all 3 are mutually exclusive, they all cannot be correct. 1 of them can be correct. So lets look at the Quran. It has many errors and different readings that contradict a lot of what the Quran says and what Muslims believe. For example, the Quran states from Surah Al-E-Imran 3 that “He has revealed to you the Book with the truth (the Quran), confirming what has been before it, and has sent down the Torah and the Injil” (Injil means gospel from Bible). The Quran then states after stating that Christianity and Judaism were true, that Christ never died and rejects all Christian beliefs. How can the Quran say that the Bible is correct and then say it’s not? The Quran says multiple times that Christianity is true and then says it is not. Hmm. The Quran affirms Christianity as the truth, so if christianity is not the truth than neither is the Quran. If Christianity is true, then (since the Bible and Quran contradict each other) the Quran is not true, since it contradicts the truth. Either way, the Quran is false. So what about Judaism and the Torah? Well Judaism really is half the Bible, they just don’t believe that Jesus is Christ (the messiah). If Jesus is Christ, then Christianity is true, if Jesus is not Christ then Christianity is not true, and Judaism now is the only one that could be true.
So really, if Jesus is proven as Christ then Christianity is true and Judaism and Islam are both lacking truth. As the gospel shows (eyewitness accounts of Jesus) Jesus did actually come to earth and die and rise again. The gospel is reasonable, historic, and accurate. How do we know they are not lying? We know they don’t for many reasons, one being that the disciples included many embarrassing details about themselves. Also, they included historical figures like the 3 Herods, Pilot, etc. When some of these people are referenced, they are shown in a negative way. If the disciples were lying about these rulers, then they would be exposed and Christianity would have failed.
If you would like to read any book from the gospels, try Matthew or Mark first as they are both simple and a good introduction to Jesus. If you would like to listen to the longer and more coherent arguments I have made, look them up. The Kalam Cosmological, Teleological, and Moral arguments are all famous and are taught by many leading apologists which is from where my arguments are pieced together.
|Re: What Makes Christianity The One True Religion Of God? by Trustme2(m): 5:55am On Feb 04, 2018|
|Re: What Makes Christianity The One True Religion Of God? by 2cato: 6:22am On Feb 04, 2018|
With over a thousand religion in the live of mankind i will never accept such assertion.
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|Re: What Makes Christianity The One True Religion Of God? by 0temSapien: 7:14am On Feb 04, 2018|
God Almighty who created Yahweh, Allah, Olorun, Vishnu, Atum etc does not have a religion. God is for all, the creator of all gods.
|Re: What Makes Christianity The One True Religion Of God? by sonsomegrigbo: 7:17am On Feb 04, 2018|
|Re: What Makes Christianity The One True Religion Of God? by Gggg102(m): 7:25am On Feb 04, 2018|
jusRadical:from the part you asked for which God, the argument could be altered to prove Islam and other religions as the one true religion
|Re: What Makes Christianity The One True Religion Of God? by Nobody: 7:29am On Feb 04, 2018|
It is the one religion if truly followed as is in the bible, teaches Peace, Love and Purity.
|Re: What Makes Christianity The One True Religion Of God? by Gggg102(m): 7:31am On Feb 04, 2018|
Blackfyre:it also teaches violence and division
|Re: What Makes Christianity The One True Religion Of God? by Nobody: 7:32am On Feb 04, 2018|
The Christianity i know doesn't.
|Re: What Makes Christianity The One True Religion Of God? by hopefulLandlord: 7:44am On Feb 04, 2018|
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|Re: What Makes Christianity The One True Religion Of God? by CAPSLOCKED: 8:57am On Feb 04, 2018|
JUST LIKE THOUSANDS OF OTHER RELIGIONS THAT HAVE GONE DOWN THE DRAIN, CHRISTIANITY WILL GO DOWN.
THEN THERE'LL BE ANOTHER "TRUE RELIGION OF GOD"
AND THE CYCLE WILL CONTINUE BECAUSE HUMAN'L NATURALLY BELIEVE THAT HE NEEDS SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN.
|Re: What Makes Christianity The One True Religion Of God? by profolaolu: 9:52am On Feb 04, 2018|
Which other religion/way of life preach peace,love,humility, selflessness, humanity, respect, tolerance, giving to ur enemies,purity,simplicity like Christianity, Christianity is not just a religion it is a way of life.
|Re: What Makes Christianity The One True Religion Of God? by profolaolu: 9:58am On Feb 04, 2018|
Gggg102:I guess u are deluded and depressed, where in the Bible did U see violence and division, point to the place.
|Re: What Makes Christianity The One True Religion Of God? by profolaolu: 10:00am On Feb 04, 2018|
CAPSLOCKED:Christianity is not just a religion it is a way of life that is y many religion are borrowing it teachings and mode of practice
|Re: What Makes Christianity The One True Religion Of God? by CAPSLOCKED: 10:08am On Feb 04, 2018|
HEAR TALK O, THIS SHOWS YOU'RE EVEN MORE DELUDED THAN ANYONE WILL SUSPECT.
TELL ME ONE RELIGION BORROWING THE TEACHING AND PRACTICE OF CHRISTIANITY?
FOR YOUR INFO THE BIBLE IS "COPY AND PASTE".
EVERYTHING IN THE OLD HAS BEEN DISCOVERED TO BE COPIED FROM ANCIENT AFRICAN AND MIDDLE EASTERN FABLES, DOCTRINES, AND HISTORY.
PLEASE DELETE YOUR COMMENT BEFORE PEOPLE COMES IN AND SEES IT.
|Re: What Makes Christianity The One True Religion Of God? by profolaolu: 11:14am On Feb 04, 2018|
CAPSLOCKED:I ll have love to reply U but if I do U wouldn't be able to comprehend, U are devour by hate, and ur cup is full,empty ur cup and ur life of hatred and stupidity
|Re: What Makes Christianity The One True Religion Of God? by adepeter2027(m): 11:23am On Feb 04, 2018|
Stop lying naw
|Re: What Makes Christianity The One True Religion Of God? by adepeter2027(m): 11:29am On Feb 04, 2018|
Since you've requested for evidence, ama reference the Bible to you.
profolaolu:Let’s consider three categories of Old Testament texts that are morally problematic:
1. the “crimes” for which God prescribes the death penalty,
2. God’s anger and wrath in punishing his people, and
3. God’s command to the Israelites to commit genocide.
The death penalty. There are numerous “crimes” for which God, through the Law of Moses, requires the death penalty. Among these are sacrificing to a god other than Yahweh (Exodus 22:20), persistent rebelliousness on the part of a child (Deuteronomy 21:18–21), a child who hits or curses his or her parents (Exodus 21:15 and 17), working on the Sabbath (Exodus 35:2), premarital sexual intercourse (Deuteronomy 22:13–21), and the requirement for a priest to burn his daughter alive if she became a prostitute (Leviticus 21:9).
God’s anger and wrath. In the Old Testament, God’s anger repeatedly burns against his people for their disobedience. At times, the punishment he dispenses seems particularly harsh, unjust, and disproportionate. Let’s consider just one example.
In 2 Samuel 24, we find that King David decided to take a census of the men of fighting age. The prophet Gad was sent to David to announce God’s displeasure with the taking of the census. The punishment for David’s sin: “The Lord sent a pestilence on Israel from that morning until the appointed time; and seventy thousand of the people died” (2 Samuel 24:15). David makes a decision that does not please God, and God kills 70,000 Israelites for it? How could this action ever be reconciled with a God of mercy, compassion, justice, and love?
Genocide in the name of God. I’ll mention one last category of scriptures related to the violence of God: those that describe the conquest of Canaan. At the time the Israelites entered the land to conquer it, Canaan was populated with small city-states or kingdoms made up of various ethnic groups speaking similar languages. God promised Israel that he would give them this land, but to do so these people had to be displaced.
This is problematic enough, but God wasn’t asking the Israelites to forcibly relocate them to other lands. God instructed the Israelites to kill every man, woman, and child among these Canaanites. In Deuteronomy 20:16–18, Moses gives these instructions: “As for the towns of these peoples that the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, you must not let anything that breathes remain alive. You shall annihilate them—the Hittites and the Amorites, the Canaanites and the Perizzites, the Hivites and the Jebusites—just as the Lord your God has commanded.”
The Hebrew word for “annihilate” has as its root herem (also transliterated as cherem or sometimes charam ). The classic Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon notes the meaning of the word in English is “to exterminate.” It also has the sense of devoting something to God by completely destroying it. This is sometimes translated as “ban”—a word that in this context means “given to God by complete destruction.”
In Joshua 6:20b–21, you can read about what this looked like as the Israelite army entered the town of Jericho: the Israelites “charged straight ahead into the city and captured it. Then they devoted to destruction by the edge of the sword all in the city, both men and women, young and old, oxen, sheep, and donkeys.” After the destruction of Jericho, next would come the people of Ai, then the people of Makkedah and Libnah and Lachish and Eglon and Debir—every man, woman, and child slaughtered and dedicated to God. In the end, the entire population of thirty-one city-states was utterly destroyed.
I suspect that most people who read the Bible either don’t think about this, gloss over these sections, or skip them altogether.
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|Re: What Makes Christianity The One True Religion Of God? by Gggg102(m): 11:31am On Feb 04, 2018|
"the kingdom of God suffers violence and the violent takes it by force"
"think not that I have come to bring peace, but I have come to bring separation between father and son... "
|Re: What Makes Christianity The One True Religion Of God? by MuttleyLaff: 11:36am On Feb 04, 2018|
profolaolu:Actually, the word "religion" has changed its meaning from originally being benevolence, thoughtful consideration and generosity for other people in need.
Are you familiar with the below quote?
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this:
to look after orphans and widows in their distress
and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world
This religion cuts right through any manner or all way of life whether it be Christianity, Penterascalism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, New Age, whatnot or etcetera
I doubt you've ever asked about someone's belief or unbelief first before showing compassion or giving your compassion?
|Re: What Makes Christianity The One True Religion Of God? by Nobody: 12:21pm On Feb 04, 2018|
You people and lifting verses out of context...smh
For the first line check the link below..
For the second line check link below...
|Re: What Makes Christianity The One True Religion Of God? by profolaolu: 1:46pm On Feb 04, 2018|
[quote author=adepeter2027 post=64773585][/quote] Can U see ur life, Jesus that came has abolished any killing either guilty or not,what was commanded in the old testament was to make no one live ungodly,the rubbish U posted was just based on lies,couldn't even read the trash, it confirms that U are deluded and devour by hate, various commandment was given when people of Isreal started misbehaving and Christ came and abolished it, even before Christ only people that committed crime worthy of death are killed,to serve as deterrent to others,even anyone that mistakenly kill anyone can run to the city of refuse and stay their,use ur brain and empty ur cup, we are CHRISTIANS followers of CHRIST, where did JESUS encourage just slapping another person.
|Re: What Makes Christianity The One True Religion Of God? by Emmytes(m): 3:58am On Feb 06, 2018|
If god really exist like you guys claim, there wouldn't be discrepancies in the way to worship him cause he would reveal it to all and sundry.
But since god and religion is a human invention, man will always find ways to worship his imaginary sky daddy in the ways that suits his personal interests.
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