Are you a natural person (a non believer) or a spiritual person?

May 4, 2017


My teacher told me that the stories in the Old Testament never happened, they are just legends? How do I respond?



Whoever told you this is obviously a secular humanist or as the Bible says “the natural person does not accept what pertains to the spirit of God, for to him it is foolishness, and he cannot understand it, because it is judged spiritually” (1 Cor 2:14).. Here is what I tell people who try to deny the history of the bible's stories. Quite simply I say, "How do you know that this didn't happen - WERE YOU THERE? They can respond, 'No I wasn't but neither were you.' To which I respond, 'I believe those stories occurred BY FAITH.' I believe that trustworthy and reliable witnesses guided by the Holy Spirit wrote down those stories.

Remember faith is defined in Hebrews 11:1 "Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen."

Jesus also said: "Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe" (cf. John 20:29). That describes me and every other faithful Catholic who has the faith of a child (Matt 18: 1-4), which is what it takes to get to heaven.

World War I, the invention of the Airplane, the Woodstock 4 day Concert, the assassination of J.F. Kennedy, World War II, the first man on the moon, I didn’t witness any of these things but I believe they occurred because I have FAITH that the history books I’ve read are describing things that really happened. I can’t verify any of the above because I wasn’t there. Most of what we KNOW, we been taught or we have read. People choose to disbelieve the Bible because of the moral demands that are made in the New Testament. To believe in the moral demands of the New Testament gives secular humanist a moral heart attack. Instead, these secular humanist prefer to wallow in their sin and wager that there is no God. A foolish wager indeed. “The fool says in his heart there is no God” (Psalm 14:1).