I have decided that I don’t like my history book. Because of this, I have decided which parts I do not think are believable and which parts I do think are believable. I mean, we can’t really know what all those people meant way back when. How do we know they were serious?
Just so you can get an idea of what I want to do with my history book, I want to tell you what I think are probably real events. At least, they make the most sense.
The Dust Bowl
Election of Dwight D. Eisenhower
Assassination of JFK
World War I
However, since I can not fully trust the history books, I have chosen the following as stories, myths, etc.:
Election of all presidents except Eisenhower
World War II
And the list goes on and on.
One may ask, “why would you think these things didn’t happen?” And I would answer them simply, “because they couldn’t have happened!” And so, my reader, you are probably now worried that I have gone insane. Well, I’m telling you, it isn’t me that has gone insane, it is the critics of the Bible.
Here they go, year after year, proclaiming what didn’t happen in biblical history and what did. “Jonah couldn’t have been eaten up by a great fish. Impossible!” “Why is that impossible?” We ask. “Because it is!” They answer.
Then they get more serious. “Jesus couldn’t have risen from the dead! Preposterous!” “Why not?” “Because people don’t rise from the dead!” On and on it goes. They make a claim that this or that could not have happened. Then they shrug their shoulders when it comes to defending their belief.
So many people find it hard to take the Bible literally when it is meant to be literal. They like to pick and choose which parts of the story they deem “believable” and what parts are probably “fictional”. This is very dangerous and Christ told us plainly that He meant what He said and said what He meant.
In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
Christ clearly tells us that if He meant something else then He would have said something else. It is as clear as that. Oh, and don’t worry, I still believe in my history books (at least the ones that tell true history). It would be “insane” to not believe in their history, just like it is insane for someone not to believe in the Word of God!