Turn or Burn

I’m sure most of you have seen that guy who stands on the street or the sidewalk and yells things like “Turn or Burn” or “You are going to hell”. Well, there was one of those guys on campus yesterday. After I got done laughing at some of the people around us, I began to listen to him. He was actually pretty smart. His facts were solid, and he knew what he was talking about. He did talk about random crap a lot, but he began to talk about the validity of the Bible in our world.

I threw out a question for him just to see how he would react. I asked him if there was any facts he could give me that prove that the Bible is real and not just some book. He responded with “Well, do you not believe in the Bible??”. I told him I was just playing Devil’s advocate, so he started to answer my question. He began with, “There are plenty of facts showing the truth of the Bible. . . Just like there are plenty of facts showing the truth of creationism and not evolutionism.” All in all, he never answered my question, but he was pretty good.

Fun fact for you. My friend has told me that last week another one of these “Turn or Burn” guys was on campus. He declared KSU the University of Masturbaters. I found that was worth a good laugh.


One Response to “Turn or Burn”

  1. Sorry he didn’t have more information for you. The Bible is incredibly accurate. In fact, archaeologists have been able to use it to discover civilizations they didn’t know existed. (It’s always fun when someone who has dismissed the Bible because, for example, no one has ever heard of the Hittites, gets the news that someone has just dug up a city that turns out to be Hittite.) The book The Case for Christ” was written by an atheist lawyer who tried to prove the Bible wrong, but couldn’t. “Evidence that Demands a Verdict” is another book that identifies the reliability of the Bible.

    It’s also interesting to note that most of our ideas about justice in the West were lifted directly from the Bible, particularly the Old Testament. Everything from malice aforethought, trial by jury, right to a public trial, and self-defense please come directly from the Bible.

    And its unbelievable how much literature refers to the Bible. Titles such as East of Eden, Pale Rider, and Inherit the Wind all come from the Bible. Even if you don’t want to believe it, it’s important to have read it. As E. D. Hirsch, author of the Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, noted, “No one in the English-speaking world can be considered literate without a basic knowledge of the Bible.”

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