YOLO: Where’s The Truth?
Now she want a photo Ya
You already know though
You only live once, that’s the motto nigga YOLO
We ’bout it every day, every day, every day
This song is pretty much what made the saying popular. YOLO is an acronym for You Only Live Once. Nice, right?
Most people believe this, sadly. If we only live once, why then do we need salvation? Why did Christ come to die for our sins? Why do we even bother about these things? The simple truth is this, there is life after death. Jesus’ resurrection is solid proof about this. Jesus Christ died, rose again three days after never to die again. Isn’t that just amazing? You might think, “Well, people died and came back to life too.” True. But these people died again, Christ rose from the dead never to die again. Hallelujah! There is historical proof about this, the New Testament talks a lot about it, including the fact that there were over 500 witnesses who saw Jesus three days after He was crucified and died at the cross, more than 500 hundred people who could not have been hallucinating or going crazy at the same time. You might ask, “why should I believe what the Bible says?” Well, for starters, the New Testament alone has the largest number of manuscripts in the world.
There are presently 5,686 Greek manuscripts in existence today for the New Testament.1 If we were to compare the number of New Testament manuscripts to other ancient writings, we find that the New Testament manuscripts far outweigh the others in quantity.2Paragraph and table quoted from https://carm.org/manuscript-evidence
|Earliest Copy||Approximate Time Span between original & copy||Number of Copies||Accuracy of Copies|
|Lucretius||died 55 or 53 B.C.||1100 yrs||2||—-|
|Pliny||A.D. 61-113||A.D. 850||750 yrs||7||—-|
|Plato||427-347 B.C.||A.D. 900||1200 yrs||7||—-|
|Demosthenes||4th Cent. B.C.||A.D. 1100||800 yrs||8||—-|
|Herodotus||480-425 B.C.||A.D. 900||1300 yrs||8||—-|
|Suetonius||A.D. 75-160||A.D. 950||800 yrs||8||—-|
|Thucydides||460-400 B.C.||A.D. 900||1300 yrs||8||—-|
|Euripides||480-406 B.C.||A.D. 1100||1300 yrs||9||—-|
|Aristophanes||450-385 B.C.||A.D. 900||1200||10||—-|
|Caesar||100-44 B.C.||A.D. 900||1000||10||—-|
|Livy||59 BC-AD 17||—-||???||20||—-|
|Tacitus||circa A.D. 100||A.D. 1100||1000 yrs||20||—-|
|Aristotle||384-322 B.C.||A.D. 1100||1400||49||—-|
|Sophocles||496-406 B.C.||A.D. 1000||1400 yrs||193||—-|
|Homer (Iliad)||900 B.C.||400 B.C.||500 yrs||643||95%|
|1st Cent. A.D. (A.D. 50-100)||2nd Cent. A.D.|
(c. A.D. 130 f.)
|less than 100 years||5600||99.5%|
These other books/authors listed on this table aren’t doubted and yet the number of manuscripts or percentage of accuracy do not compare with that of the New Testament. There is logical proof that the Bible is true and what it says is real. A lot of prophecies were fulfilled and are still being fulfilled till date and would continue to be till the world ends. There is life after death and how we choose to live on Earth matters. The Gospel is urgent and that is why I preach it to all who read/listen, Jesus is coming again for His bride and such joy there would be on that day when He comes. Are you Christ’s bride? No? It’s easy. Believe in your heart today that Christ died for our sins, rose again for our justification and salvation and whosoever believes this would never perish but live forever (John 3:16). The book of Romans says,
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
Romans 10:9 KJV
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