Truth is -- The Empirical Method is a Farce (see my page).
This is because all researchers using the empirical method (all
secular researchers and many religious ones) are continually learning something new -- they did not know
This means they do NOT have all the facts and do NOT know
how many pieces of the puzzle are still missing.
Thus, they can NEVER draw an accurate
The only way to get truth is IF THERE EXISTS A PERSON -- WHO IS:
1 ALL KNOWING
I AM CONVINCED THERE IS SUCH A PERSON, called God, AND THE BIBLE IS HIS BOOK -- the only source from one
who has all the facts, is accessible, and is perfect in all his attributes.
WHILE FAITH IS
IMPORTANT, WE MUST DO - DUE DILIGENCE TO PROVE THIS TO OURSELVES AND OTHERS.
We cannot ASSUME ANYTHING.
WE MUST DO THIS USING WHAT I CALL THE JURY DUTY METHOD.
That is -- we must examine and compare all available physical
evidences related to the Bible.
This is because, God, like any other person, is revealed in what he has made, in what he has done, and in what he has said, and has caused to be written.
And these must all be used together, just like on jury duty, to arrive at the truth.
Psalm 19 is a Biblical example of this - 6 verses of physical evidence -- 7 verses of Bible.
COMBINE to produce the consecrated heart of the Psalmist, King David in verser 14:
the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.
An excellent way to compare
Scripture and physical evidence is by studying the Exodus and Red Sea Crossing.
Stunning archaeological evidence has
come to light in the last 30 years confirming the Bible account of the Exodus.
See my page Exodus and the Red Sea Crossing, but also follow the links to many other greater sites.
Or just do a web search
for Red Sea Crossing and visit the many sites.
The Israelites spent 40 years in the Sinai
and Arabian areas and surely the five books of Moses were penned there.
On a sticky but
critical subject --.
The big question of Bible versions MUST BE considered,--
it cannot be overlooked as is the custom of many, for fear of hurting someone's feelings.
King James and Geneva bibles are PRE-DARWIN -- modern bibles are POST-DARWIN.
This makes a huge
difference -- Darwinism made for a huge PARADIGM SHIFT.
THIS INFECTED, LIKE A PLAGUE ,FOR
THE MUCH MUCH WORSE, OUR WHOLE ACADEMIC AND LITERARY WORLD.
Darwinism is a major offensive
on the part of evil, it is NOT, simply a science thing.
Many of our modern terms
and concepts are caused by the wrongful thinking of Darwinism.
The King James, Geneva,
and other old bibles are based on the Traditional New Testament Text.
Modern bibles are translated
from the Critical New Testament Text.
There are about 1000 words of difference between the two.
Many of these may seem to be small differences to a casual bible reader, but not so to a serious bible student.
Furthermore there is a cumulative effect of many small changes.
Modern bibles are oftentimes
accommodating to the wrongful conceptions of Darwinism and to liberal ideas, in order to be modern.
versions are bent in the politically-correct direction.
They avoid or fudge on the supernatural,
on creationism, on gender distinctions, and in other ways.
Furthermore modern versions are profit
motivated - the publishers have a sharp eye on the bottom line.
See my several pages on this subject
- Why the King James Bible, and Is the Bible Really the Word of God?