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About God Said Man Said
We are regularly asked about our religious affiliation and we address it on this site several times. GodSaidManSaid.com has no denominational affiliation. We are not Catholic or Protestant or Orthodox. We are simply members of the Body of our Lord Jesus Christ and our attachment and allegiance is only to that which is found written between the covers of the Holy Bible. We are free to believe that which is written. We will not knowingly add to or subtract from that which is written in the majority-text. If we are found to be in error, we will correct our ways according to what is written.
In the very earliest days of the church, a group existed which was later identified by the Latin words Sola Scriptura. Those words mean “scriptures alone.” That’s who we are.
Since its inception and to this date, we have no paid employees. All labor including web design, research, writing, editing, etc., is donated by children of God who are grateful to have an opportunity to labor in God’s Vineyard.
All the sons and daughters of God around the world are encouraged to join us in this beautiful labor. May many souls be converted to the Christ of Glory.
“An Intro To GodSaidManSaid”
The confusion is enormous. The cumulative heaps of distortion are mind-boggling and lies have become “truth.” Is man able to find absolute truth?
Welcome to GodSaidManSaid.
Today there are over 1,700 religious sects, cults and denominations confessing to be the bearers of light, yet most are in contradiction to one another. A man or woman seeking the truth is like a rat in a maze of 1,700-plus roads with only one reaching the “God” destination. Many will assume theirs is the correct one. Your chances are not good.
Fortunately, the God who created all things has written a book – an owner’s manual – which is commonly known as the Holy Bible. This majority-text holy writ is the alive, inerrant Word of the living God.
The purpose of this web site is to prove scientifically, scholastically and pragmatically that the Bible is authored by the finger of God, is perfect in its entirety, and will hold all men accountable to God at a soon-coming judgment day.
Once you have opened the door of truth, nothing will be the same again. There is no obstacle or problem in your life or in this world that cannot be corrected by the Word of God. There is no other religious or secular writing or group of such writings that has even sniffed the essence of the Word of God. You have arrived at GodSaidManSaid. The smoke is clearing. May the face of the great God, the Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, shine upon you with the True Light that lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
This proof-text explores four truth-establishing avenues. Avenue number one is archaeology. Archaeology and similar other disciplines will prove the historical record laid out in the scriptures, even the most miraculous and ridiculed accounts. We will establish the Bible as an unerring historical record even back to the very creation of the earth.
Proof number two is prophecy (supernatural foretelling), showing the insurmountable laws of probability that God made these humanly impossible predictions. For example, much of the world blindly endorses evolutionary doctrine. A large portion of evolution’s pseudo-credibility comes from flawed dating techniques such as Carbon-14 dating, etc. For argument’s sake, let’s suppose that 10,000 organic items have had their ages measured by the Carbon-14 technique and the findings were only wrong once (Carbon-14 has been proven wrong many times). That would give 10,000 to 1 odds favoring Carbon-14 measurements. The pragmatic mind would call odds this big a close resemblance of proof. But imagine a multitude of Biblical prophecies that predicted events which happened hundreds, even thousands of years after the prophecies; not vague convoluted predictions, but precise, contingent prophecies that not only have come to pass, but are still coming to pass, and that have insurmountable probabilities of millions, even billions, to one that they were made by God. These prophecies will establish the Bible as the supernatural all-seeing Word of the living God.
Proof avenue number three is titled “GodSaidManSaid: THE RECORD.” We will explore commandments and precepts given by God thousands of years ago that man has disobeyed through outright disobedience or simple ignorance. Relative recent scholarship has shown these precepts to be true, from the DNA code and cloning, to bestiality and witchcraft. We will show what has happened to mankind because of his disregard for God’s Word. This section will prove that God is the designer and creator of all things, thus the theme of this web site: “GodSaidManSaid: THE RECORD.”
Unimaginable as it may seem, many Biblical detractors actually deny that Jesus Christ ever existed. The fourth proof is titled, “The Historicity of Jesus Christ.” We will establish that Jesus Christ was born of a virgin, performed a huge array of miracles while here on earth, established his prophetic words, was crucified, resurrected from the dead, and ascended into Heaven, physically. This section will prove that all things, whether good or evil, revolve around Jesus Christ.
EXPLANATION OF PROOF: THE STANDARD
Years ago I was directing a Bible teaching mission in my hometown. One afternoon, while I had run some errands, I asked two young believers to keep the doors open while I was away. There was a long hallway running the length of the main meeting room. On my return, while walking down that hallway I overheard a conversation in progress between two young college students and the two young believers. The students were attacking the believers with questions and gleefully clamoring for proof. They wanted proof that God is. I walked into the room and asked the two gentlemen, “What is proof?” I waited for several minutes and they could not answer the question. Ironic, isn’t it? They wanted proof but didn’t know what proof was. I asked, “If God split the ceiling and entered the room, would you accept that as proof?”
“Oh yes!” they responded. I answered, “The insane asylums are filled with people who’ve seen things.” I continued, “If God were to speak into your ear, would you accept that as proof?” They answered, maybe they would. I rejoined with “The insane asylums are filled with people who’ve heard things.” The Bible, the Word of God, defines the establishment of fact in Deuteronomy 19:15:
One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.
Proof is established by two or more credible witnesses. All subject matter in the GodSaidManSaid web site will attempt to adhere to the sound principles of proof.
“Truth Knows No Opinion”
Satan’s diabolic plan for man has been to destroy the absolutes. God’s Word is absolute. Satan challenged it in the Garden of Eden and, unfortunately, as far as mankind is concerned, Satan was highly successful.
GOD SAID, Psalms 117:2:
For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Praise ye the LORD.
The truth of the LORD endures forever. It never changes. Psalms 33:4:
For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth.
The word of the LORD is right.
He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.
All of God’s work is perfect.
For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
Our God does not change. His law does not change. His words do not change. His vernacular does not change. His clothing does not change. The God of the majority-text Bible is ever constant.
MAN SAID: There are no absolutes; truth is relative to time and social settings, and the Bible doesn’t pertain to this modern world.
Now THE RECORD. Truth never changes; it is absolute. Two thousand years ago a man drove up in a chariot and committed adultery; today he drives up in a car. The mode of transport has changed, but not the motivation. No matter how many years pass, the nature of evil remains constant. The moral law of God and the truth of His Word never change. It is just as powerful and consequential today as it was when it was declared to man from the very beginning of time. Those who refuse its directives will reap their sowing and reaping. There is no escape from this truth. The driving focus of Satan is to destroy the absolutes of God’s Word, the world’s only source of truth.
Satan appears to be a very tolerant god -- little “g”-od – for he is the little “g”-od of this world (II Corinthians 4:4). With Satan, it’s fine if you’re a follower of Buddha or Mohammed or Hinduism or Confucianism. You can be a Satanist, a witch, an agnostic, or atheist. You can embrace a multitude of men’s doctrines and convoluted spiritual positions parading around in the name of Jesus. All of the above and much more are endorsed by Satan. The only thing that’s off limits is the truth. Truth is God, and Satan is positioned exactly opposite to Him. God is life; Satan is death. God is light; Satan is darkness. God is good; Satan is evil. God is love; Satan is hate. God is faith; Satan is unbelief. Satan is always 180 degrees out – exactly opposite of God. God is one; Satan is 36—opposite ends of the yardstick.
One common denominator exists in all the positions Satan endorses. That common denominator is rebellion against the Word of God. Every position erected against the truth is simply a position of rebellion. There is no place for rebellion or stubbornness in the life of a child of God. Rebellion is Satan’s oneness, just as obedience is God’s oneness—just opposite ends of the measure.
I Samuel 15:23:
For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
Jesus Christ defines truth in John 17:17:
Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
Truth is absolute and has zero tolerance for anything that disagrees with it. Truth knows no opinion. Truth leaves no room for private interpretation. The truth, in fact, is its own interpretation.
When you understand, as Jesus said, that God’s Word is truth, it brings you to another profound understanding, which is found in John 1:1:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
God is a spirit and the Word of God is, in fact, God. Words are spiritual. For God to accept something other than truth would be to deny himself and destroy truth – the absolutes. There can be no compromise. Truth is absolute in every way. Truth is constant and God is truth. James 1:17:
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
There is not even a shadow of suggestion of compromise. Truth cannot change and still remain truth. The passage of time does not change truth. What God hated when the words were written remains constant.
When a man becomes born-again in Christ Jesus, he time travels back in history to Golgotha’s hill, to the foot of the cross where Jesus died. That’s where the blood of atonement was shed for the sins of the world. The journey for New Testament righteousness begins there at the source of redemption. People today attempting to find truth are confused and befuddled because they’re looking back through 2,000 years of compounded compromise. If you want the truth that will set you free, you must go back 2,000 years to Christ Jesus, the source, and start from that point. Trying to ferret out truth by looking back through 2,000 years of Satan’s alterations will not work. Remember, you cannot add or take away from truth and still have truth remain truth. Revelation 22:18-19:
- 18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
- 19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things, which are written in this book.
God’s truth always remains truth. It is absolute and your majority-text King James Bible is the accurate English language accounting.
I must sacrifice my mind for the mind of Christ. I must sacrifice my opinion and the opinion of others for God’s truth. Remember, truth knows no opinion. Truth never changes, and by definition, it is right.
King Jesus said in Matthew 6:22-23:
- 22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
- 23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!
- 15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
- 16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
Change absolutes and everything systematically degrades. It all began with one word – God’s. But now, well over 1,700 religious sects, cults, and denominations prevail, and that number is continually growing. It has been the harbinger of untold violence, bigotry, death and war. Things have changed. If my memory serves me correctly, the year 1953 saw one episode of the I Love Lucy TV program censored for using the word pregnant. When married TV couples went to bed for the night the censors required separate single beds. Things have changed.
Today nothing is left for the imagination. The couple meets for the first time and jumps into the bed of fornication. Change the absolutes and moral decline and degradation are the outcomes. A hundred years ago a man would court a young lady for the purpose of marriage. He would visit her home, sit in the parlor with the family and the young lady and share a bowl of popcorn. Today a man meets a young lady and they share a bed and household without the sanctity of marriage. Today some schools hand out condoms and condone abortion. Things have changed. A hundred years ago divorce was a rare occurrence. Today the divorce rate is approaching 65% and a never-divorced household has now become America’s minority. A hundred years ago the Bible commandment given by God for the wife to honor and obey her husband and for the husband to love his wife as Christ loved the church was given credence in America’s churches and homes. Today both of these standards have been brutally mutilated. Things have changed. A hundred years ago homosexual activity was a shameful, deviant deed. Today this evil, unclean (the scriptures call it uncleanness) contagion has come out of the closet and gone main stream, resulting in same-sex marriages and even the adoption of children by homosexuals.
Once the absolutes of truth are broken and rebellion rules, the flood gates of Hell open, and woe to the one who participates. Proverbs 23:23:
- Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
MAN SAID: There are no absolutes; truth is relative to time and one’s social settings, and the Bible doesn’t pertain to this modern world.
Now you have THE RECORD.
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Psalm 13:3 (KJV)
Consider and hear me, O Lord my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;