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Test 4 Hope of Israel Ministries BIBLE Correspondence Course 3

A Few Words Before You Start... They’re POSITIVE they shouldn’t be
positive, SURE they can’t be sure; absolutely
RECENTLY we received a letter, absolute about no absolutes!
saying: But how silly!
“Your idea of doing away with Easter is Life is positive. Things do exist. Laws
immature. Sure, there are things connected with work upon you, upon life, upon things. There are
it that are unchristian, but some Christians make absolutes. You can’t SEE wind, thunder, sound,
them really Christian. No matter what you have, the law of gravity, or friction. You can’t see
somebody will desecrate it or misuse it. Why inertia, centrifugal force, or, for that matter, the
should everyone do away with it because some microbes which aid in your digestion (without
use it wrongfully? Why NOT take a pagan the aid of powerful microscopes) -- but you
holiday and make it into a Christian one?" believe in them, nevertheless.
WHY NOT? There is such a thing as absolute
It’s a good question -- and, if there IS NO authority. There IS absolute truth. There are
GOD -- it has an obvious answer! absolutes!
You see, if there IS NO GOD, and if man Is there anyone who really should know
is left to decide for himself what is “good” and what is right, and what is wrong?
what is “bad,” then your question is self- Surely, if there is a God, and if the
answerable, self-evident. But since you seem to Messiah is ALIVE today as he says he is, then
indicate, in your letter, a belief in things THE MESSIAH SHOULD KNOW!
“Christian” and, therefore, belief in YEHOVAH Or would you say to the Messiah: “Well!
God, we will answer your questions thoroughly. Just because you’re right about some things
A large number of our readers have asked the doesn’t mean you’re right about everything!"
same questions. Probably, sadly enough, MUCH of this present
Many have wondered, “What world would say exactly that! But for those who
DIFFERENCE does it make what we do, so long have the spiritual courage to prove the Messiah,
as no one else is hurt by it, and so long as we to prove YEHOVAH God, to prove the Bible,
enjoy it?" It’s the same question being asked by and to anchor their faith on the inspired writing
millions of youths today. of YEHOVAH God Almighty as He led His
People often reason: If a “good” Hindu human instruments -- let’s continue.
does the best he can, living up to HIS religion the Yeshua said, “He that rejects me, and
best he knows how, and if a “good” Catholic, or receives not my words, has One that judges him:
a “good” Jew, or a “good” Protestant does the the WORD that I have spoken, the same SHALL
same, then won’t they all be able to reach their JUDGE him in the last day" (John 12:48). Then
reward? it is the Word of YEHOVAH God that will judge
It actually sounds GOOD to people -- -- the inspired Word of YEHOVAH God that
this little bit of human reasoning -- so good it will decide -- YEHOVAH’s Word that tells us
becomes a part of their PERSONAL whether it is right, or wrong, to adapt purely
PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE! pagan customs into our “Christian” lives!
What is “right” -- what IS “wrong”? Who It is not, mind you, our interpretation that
is to say? will decide. It is not the “ideas” of men that will
Today, philosophers and educators tell decide, or the accepted customs of men, nor is it
us there are no absolutes! that which “seems right” to the majority (read
They say the ONE thing we CAN COME Proverbs 14:12; 16:25) which will decide!
TO KNOW is that we DON’T KNOW! Yeshua said, “For I have not spoken of
myself; but the Father which sent me, He gave
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