While Atheists and Agnostics will frequently dispute the truth and validity of the Biblical Scriptures, they’ll never call them Outdated and Irrelevant. That’s because a human being must actually possess a nominal belief in them – before forming such highly judgmental opinions. Consequently, many of The Bible’s greatest detractors have always been [self-proclaimed] Christians themselves! The irony, of this fact, shouldn’t be lost upon anyone… particularly, other believers.
Just as The Protestant Reformation was denoted, by the considerable efforts of many, in rectifying their own lives toward the sacred writings of scripture; the Christian Apologetics Movement – which has now seemingly replaced it – has been all about adjusting those very same scriptural understandings to more accurately suit our own lives. After all, the latter is far easier than the former; and man-made suggestions are far more palatable, to the self-serving majority, than faithfully observing His God-given commandments.
Meanwhile, to those whom The Bible seems outdated and Irrelevant, such determinations are solely based upon their own subjective and personal opinions, in judging amongst the various and numerous scriptures. Rather than simply accepting, that: “All scripture is inspired by Yahweh and useful for: doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction in all righteousness” – as found in 2nd Timothy 3:16 and 17 – they set themselves as self-appointed judges over The Word of Yahweh.
Moreover, this is a particularly dangerous position for anyone to be in. Since those who place themselves in such a position, are foolishly and inadvertently judging the very one who gave them. Nor, will their own failure to realize this error justify them in the time of judgment. For throughout the entirety of both Testaments, Yahweh has declared His unchanging nature, and the inalterable sanctity of His Word!
In Psalm 12 verse 6, we read: “The words of Yahweh are pure words, Like silver tried in a furnace of earth, Purified seven times. You shall keep them, O Yahweh, You shall preserve them from this generation forever.” And lest we are wondering, to which category of words The Scripture is now referring, Psalm 19 clearly explains:
“The Law of Yahweh [all ten of His commandments] is perfect, converting the soul; The Testimony of Yahweh [the entire historical record] is sure, making wise the simple; The Statutes of Yahweh [His complete legal requirements] are right, enlightening the eyes; The Fear of Yahweh [due reverence in all matters] is clean, enduring forever; The Judgments of Yahweh [His scripturally prescribed penalties for transgression] are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they [all of Yahweh’s words] than gold, Yea, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them Your servant is warned, And in keeping them there is great reward.” – Psalm 19:7-11.
And for those of you who believe that anything at all from The Old Testament has been done away with, I offer you Yahshua’s own words upon this subject:
“Do not think that I came to destroy The Law [The Ten Commandments] or The Prophets [everything that they have written to you], I did not come to destroy [anything] but to fulfill [everything which has already been written]. For assuredly, I say to you [you can bank upon these facts], till heaven and earth pass away [something which is very easily ascertained by your own personal existence], one jot [one letter] or one tittle [the least stroke of a pen] will by no means [not even My own ascension unto Yahweh] pass from the law [the complete testimony of My Father] until all is fulfilled [everything, that has been written about, by the prophets].” – Mathew 5:17-18.
Of Himself, Yahweh declares: “I Do Not Change, therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob!” He doesn’t have any need to change anything about Himself… for, it is written: “You, O Yahweh, are perfect in all of your ways.” Was: “He, who knew the end, from the very beginning…” who, “Preplanned mankind’s salvation, even before the foundation of the world” and, “Whose holy spirit, inspired the prophets to write” – caught off guard by events beyond His omniscient foreknowledge, or omnipotent control? Of course not! Then why should He change Himself in any way? It is us, who must change… and we undoubtedly will.
Even now, He is writing His judgments and statutes – within our own fleshly hearts – in preparation for: “The Baptism By Fire And Affliction.” Of this very time period, the prophet Isaiah wrote:
“Thus says Yahweh: keep justice, and do righteousness, For My salvation is about to come, And My righteousness to be revealed. Blessed is the man who does this, And the son of man who lays hold upon it; Who keeps from defiling the Sabbath, And keeps his hand from doing any evil.” – Isaiah 56:1-2.
“For as the new heavens and the new earth which I will make shall remain before Me, says Yahweh, So shall your descendants and your name remain. And it shall come to pass That from one New Moon to another, And from one Sabbath to another, All flesh shall come to worship before Me, Says Yahweh. And they shall go forth and look upon the corpses of the men Who have transgressed against Me. For their worm does not die, And their fire is not quenched. They shall be an abhorrence to all flesh.” – Isaiah 66:22-24.
The Truth is that Yahweh and His Son [Yahshua] never made any covenant with: “Paganized Christianity.” Rather, “The Everlasting Covenant” was made with: Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob – whose descendants are represented and confirmed by the two houses of Judah and Israel. Although others may be freely grafted in among them, those without: “The Wedding Garment” – will not be allowed by Yahweh to enter in… and Spiritual Babylon rejects virtually all of these Biblical Truths!
Just Consider: “The Parable Of The Wedding Feast” – as explained by Yahshua. In Mathew Chapter 22, beginning in verse 11, we read:
“But when the king [Yahweh, The Father of the Groom] came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on ‘A Wedding Garment.’ So He said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here without A Wedding Garment?’ And he [the one without the garment] was speechless. Then the king [Yahweh, The Father of the Groom] said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ For many are called, but few are chosen.” – Mathew 22:11-14.
What is: “The Wedding Garment?” The one thing that Babylon can’t and/or won’t teach you… since, it is found within the judgments and statutes!