Did God Really
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 Amercian Humanist's web site. There are over 180 accusations against the
Bible and every one is answered. Here is their opening statement:
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.
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:
IN THE ORDER OF CREATION
The HUMANISTS 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.
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.
WHY DID GOD KILL DAVID'S BABY?
CLAIMED CRUELTY: He [God] killed King Davids baby because of Davids
adultery with Bathsheba (II Samuel 12:13-18);
OF THE LORD: WHEN CHILDREN ARE DASHED TO PIECES
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.
EXAMPLES OF BIBLICAL SADISM REFUTED
God sends bears, lions and serpents.
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
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.).
of Galileos 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 Churchs Index of Forbidden Books condemned
all writings that affirmed the double motion of the earth. [Again referencing
the discredited Andrew White.]
Protestants werent 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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