The word has no effect on me because I don't believe that it is true - it has nothing to do with my heart, it only pumps blood.
But we are praying God will show you. He can show you, all we can do is tesify to you. Mama has testified of the witness of the spirit inside of her, and I also. Even if you say that's all in our mind, then how do explain the miracles and healings in the Name of Jesus that I have SEEN with my own eyes. I have seen divine protection with my own eyes. And I have heard the same testimony of other believers. God won't jump in your face, and say I'm here. He'll send you someone to tell you first. In fact, I believe you are being drawn and don't even realize it.
As for "heart." You seem to know the Bible, so you would know "heart" is figurative, and means who your inner soul man.
As for refuting Peter, I'm not sure you fully understand what I'm saying about divine inspiration. I don't think the authors were divinely inspired, so in my mind Peter can be (and is!) as wrong about his interpretation of Psalms 16:10 as I believe you are about your interpretation of the Olivet discourse.
If you want an off-the-cuff reason for why David's body saw corruption, might I suggest that it was because he was a murderer and adulterer
Romans 3:10 There is none good, no not one... Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. We will all see corruption. But Jesus is the ressurection and the life.
I don't believe in Hell, but my perception of it - in the NT at least - is one of eternal torment, not annihilation or destruction.
Then there is no decay of the soul in Hades, the grave, or hell after death. You interpret it to be eternal, which I agree with. Then Peter has basis from which to make his arguement. The Psalm is talking about physical decay. It is a hidden prophecy within the Psalm, and not uncommon.
Above all I want to challenge myself on my beliefs, and challenge others on theirs. I'm astounded that about a third of the world believes it, and another third believe something similar to it, and I really want to know why. I think most people dismiss Christianity and Christians as "deluded lunatics", but I guess I owe it to my wife to take it seriously. Unfortunately for her, my studies have taken me far in the opposite direction ...
LOL, Sorry roohif. So your saying your wife is a Christian? Well then, someone is praying for you. As for the delusion of Christians, it's kind of like the following scenario.
Say you are a skeptic of UFO's (not saying I believe in UFO's or not--it's an illustration). You laugh at the idea. Then one night, while driving, you see an unexplainable bright object in the middle of the road, and your car shuts off. It pulsates light and then streaks off over the horizon within 5 seconds. Now you go tell your friends, and they tell you what? You need to go see a shrink cause your seeing things.
Well, I've seen the Lord work powerfully, and I'm certainly not alone. But others haven't yet, or they have and don't perceive it. So it's natural for them to see me as deluded, when the fact is they just haven't experienced what I and many others have.