As we enter into this New Year, 2019, a time when the world is in chaos, and people literally do not know right from wrong, those of us of faith turn to our Bible for answers, however, the majority of people do not.
We live in a time when many people question the validity of the Holy Bible. They either refute it all together or twist the wording of it. Many find it useless today for leadership or guidance. The first thing that must happen to believe the Bible in any way is to have even the smallest level of faith, which is the belief in it. The Bible is a holy, living, spiritual document that has power in itself, and sometimes just seeing it, or picking it up briefly can build your faith to a point that you may just want to open it up and read it. Besides irrefutable evidence that events in the Bible have happened, the L-rd Jesus, Yeshua also promises that the Holy Spirit (Holy Ghost), would be a comfort to His people, and would teach us, and bring all the things to our remembrances that the L-rd speaks to us, or that we learn from His Word. (John 14:26).
I can speak from personal experience that I have found this to be true. Certain Scriptures often come to my remembrance when I need them the most. And I know it is only the Holy Spirit that has given me the wisdom and knowledge that I understand about the Bible. The Scripture also states, “He who has my commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by my father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.” (John 14:21). When the L-rd manifests Himself to us, He is revealing Himself to us, oftentimes in tangible and physical ways that cannot be mistaken for anything else.
My Black brothers and sisters often have an issue with the Bible because of the incorrect way that it has been presented to us, and used to oppress us. I have found that the doctrine of the Bible is correct. Christianity is also correct. What is not correct and has been hidden knowledge is the true ethnic identities of the people in the Bible, including, Jesus, Yeshua, the Israelites, and the earliest people written about in Scripture. With the references to Egypt, Ethiopia, Ham and the descendants of Ham, it is very clear that these people were Black, Negroid people with kinky/curly hair, as Black people are today. All of these references matters because truth matters, and we are living in a blessed day when the L-rd Jesus, Yeshua Himself is revealing these truths, and what it means to Black people and the Church today.
So, is the Bible real? I say a resounding YES! Can its word be trusted? YES! The Old and New Testament are both relevant. However there are many translations, and I encourage you to pray before reading and compare translations with one another to get the fullness of what the Scripture is saying.
G-D Bless You!
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