I discovered this criteria on the internet on July 28, 2007.
last update: April 19, 2017
- Summary of what would have a good
chance of convincing a future Christian:
- Verified, clear, specific prophecies that could not have been contrived.
They must be verified by at least two or three
- Miraculous occurrences, especially if
brought about through prayer. Best if verified or from an
- Any direct, verifiable manifestation of the
divine by voice or visions. Best if verified by several sources.
- Aliens who believe in exactly the same religion.
- Summary of what a future
like to see, assuming direct intervention by a god:
- a religion without internal disputes or
- Knowledge in that religion's
writings that was not available at that time.
- a genuinely flawless and consistent holy book.
- a religion whose followers have not committed or taken part in any
- Summary of what would be
dismissed by a future Christian:
- "miracles" that are
human origin, natural or coincidental.
- people's conversion stories
without a good explanation of why they did it.
- the Bible code or other numerological feats.
- any explanation of creationism or young
- Summary of things a future
Christian often overlooks:
- God has an interface for
dealing with humans called "promises." Since He is
justice personified, He must be approached through these. Without
them, there is no contact. The Bible is full of these
promises. Try them out.
Long term prophecies must be non-specific, to keep people from trying to
counterfeit it around the time that is supposed to happen. They may try
to counterfeit an ancient writing to "prophesy" for their gain
- Miraculous occurrences are
happening every day in Christian and sometimes in Jewish
societies. The atheist doctors usually discredit supernatural
healings with "faulty diagnosis" or "the new drug finally
kicked in." The Christians usually are too caught up with the
moment to document the incidents when they pray. It takes a lot of
money to put on a rigorous, scientific study on healing
prayer. Anti-Christians can dig into major foundations for funds
to concoct a "study". The few rigorous studies done be
Christians out of their own pockets are discounted by the phony
"studies" and are not given the publication they deserve.
- God's voices and visions are
usually given to the one person, although angels can be seen by numerous
people. It's not something you can plan ahead and record on
tape. What is said can be verified as being very unlikely to be
chance. Or numerous visions & voices tell numerous unlikely
things that come to pass and can give a high confidence factor.
- There are aliens from another
dimension who can be forced to tell the truth. They believe in the
Judeo-Christian God, that Jesus Christ came and the Holy Spirit of the
universe is in charge. They are called
demons, promoting evil, dishonesty and alienation from God. They have been around for thousands of years. They have mastered
how to mislead people and recruit allies. Some of these allies are even in
churches and seminaries, causing mayhem.
- The writings of the Christian
New Testament are very consistent through the 10,000 texts and scraps
that have been found all over the Mediterranean area, giving a high
confidence factor - and even shows the very few places where there are
some texts that say something a little different. Half the New
Testament was originally written in Hebrew and all we have left are the
Greek translations. And now the Greek has been translated into all
the languages of the world by very careful translators. Synonyms and
homonyms in the Hebrew, Greek and other languages leave open the chance
for misunderstandings. Entropy happens. But it is not enough to
corrupt the basic teachings in the New Testament. We respect the Jewish
old Testament because Jesus Christ our Lord did, but it is not the basis
of our faith.
- Good and evil can coexist
because of god's "mercy." This is only postponed justice
for all humans and angels, since we all are under the same sentence. Inevitably,
justice will come to pass to the last speck. Fortunately, God
himself came up with a loophole in his own law to save us from the
judgment -- a Messiah. Since he is God and also human, only humans
can use this loophole in the law by becoming one with Him. But
only our supernatural soul is saved.
- Experiences of death and
coming back to life can't be repeated, isolated or verified by
science. Anyone who had a time near death can say anything they
want. But there are people who saw verifiable things near where
there body was and then went on out of this dimension and had further
experiences. The first part tends to verify the second.
- Current science is
disprovable at any time. The methodology covers a small minority
of occurrences. Beyond those, the religious writings may be more accurate.
There is a lot of opinion and dishonest research that is being called
"science" that has no foundation in real science.
Today, Science is being milked for all of its respectability by giant
corporations and governments for giving credibility to their lies.
Lab coats and graphs don't guarantee Truth.
- The Atheist says, "We are open minded."
Answer: We have been inculcated with the elements of atheism in government
schools, with the assumption that each individual will have a contrived Epiphany when they connect the
dubious dots given them in school. Because of the Epiphany effect, they will claim it as their own, making it
difficult to show them another world view. But we can pray that
God will give them a real Epiphany.