Did God Really Say?

Sample Chapters
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"Did God Really Say?" gives the answers to every question and accusation against the Bible on a web page titled "Some Reasons Why Humanists Reject The Bible" on the American Humanist's web site. There are over 180 accusations against the Bible and every one is answered. Here is their opening statement:

Humanists reject the claim that the Bible is the word of God. They are convinced the book was written solely by humans in an ignorant, superstitious, and cruel age. They believe that because the writers of the Bible lived in an unenlightened era, the book contains many errors and harmful teachings.

Their accusations are based on the belief that the Bible was written by people living in an unenlightened era, who wrote a book that has many errors and harmful teaching. They provide numerous examples, but many of them are based on a misrepresentation of scripture or history. Here are a couple of sample chapters selected by followers on our Facebook page:

Chapter 2
CONTRADICTIONS IN THE ORDER OF CREATION

The HUMANIST’S ACCUSATION: Genesis chapter 1 says the first man and woman were made at the same time, and after the animals. But Genesis chapter 2 gives a different order of creation: man, then the animals, and then woman.

Chapter 9
WHEN WAS THE GROUND DRY?

The HUMANIST ACCUSATION: Genesis 8:13 describes the earth as being dry on the first day of the first month. But Genesis 8:14 informs us the earth was not dry until the twenty-seventh day of the second month.

CHAPTER 26
WHY DID GOD KILL DAVID'S BABY?

THE CLAIMED CRUELTY: He [God] killed King David’s baby because of David’s adultery with Bathsheba (II Samuel 12:13-18);

Chapter 34
DAY OF THE LORD: WHEN CHILDREN ARE DASHED TO PIECES

HUMANIST CLAIMED CRUELTY: Isaiah 13:9, 15-18 contains this message from God: “Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger. . . . Every one that is found shall be thrust through. . . . Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes . . . and their wives ravished. Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them. . . . [T]hey shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eyes will not spare children.”

Chapter 35
MULTIPLE EXAMPLES OF BIBLICAL SADISM REFUTED

God sends bears, lions and serpents.

SADISTIC: ACCUSATION #1: The God of the Bible displayed his sadistic tendencies by employing a variety of other means to torment and kill people.

He caused the earth to open and swallow entire families (Numbers 16:37-32); he used fire to devour people (e.g., Leviticus 10:1-2; Numbers 11:1-2); and he punished the Israelites with wars, famines, and pestilences (e.g., Ezekiel 5:11-17).

He sent wild animals such as bears (II Kings 2:23-24), lions (II Kings 17:24-25), and serpents (Numbers 21:6) to attack people; he sanctioned slavery (e.g., Leviticus 25:44-46); he ordered religious persecution (e.g., Deuteronomy 13:12-16); and he caused cannibalism (Jeremiah 19:9).

Chapter 51
DOES THE BIBLE TEACH THE EARTH IS STATIONARY?

The HUMANIST'S CLAIM: Other passages demonstrating that the earth remains stationary include Psalm 93:1 (“The world is [e]stablished, that it cannot be moved.”); I Chronicles 16:30 (“[T]he world also shall be stable, that it be not moved.”); and Psalm 104:5 (The Lord “laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed forever.”).

Because of Galileo’s support for the Copernican doctrine, the Inquisition threatened him with torture, forced him to recant, and subjected him to imprisonment. Additionally, for nearly 200 years the Catholic Church’s Index of Forbidden Books condemned all writings that affirmed the double motion of the earth. [Again referencing the discredited Andrew White.]

Protestants weren’t much better. For generations the major branches of Protestantism – Lutheran, Calvinist, and Anglican – denounced the Copernican doctrine as contrary to scripture.


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