Not a Chance!
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Recently I have met a few people that are intensely determined to prove there is error in the Bible. Be my guest! You will be joining in queue with a long line of wishful thinkers, just like evolutionists, and politicians who decide to play god themselves. What is funny is that without exception, they ALL talk in terms of good and evil, and moral, and right, which is an absurd concept without a higher power that defines good and evil without force. To the evolutionist, only might makes right. To the politician, only popular vote determines the course of action. And for an atheist, or even agnostic to talk about God being "unjust," or "evil" or "wrong" is just the funniest thing I have ever heard of!
I intend in this section of our website, to devote some space to dealing with the issues that are raised by supposed contradictions in the Bible. I do not claim to be able to defend the Bible - it is a lion that can defend itself! I do sincerely intend to focus the debate on the real issues that people who claim to have found contradictions seem to have missed: like the fact that these people usually are able to only see superficially word contradictions, but never are they able to stand in a courtroom style cross-examination, and delve into each issue fully. I will attempt to look at some of the more notable "problems" with the Bible that people have "discovered" and deal with them as thoroughly as possible.
Stay tuned, and let's have some fun!
By-the-way, I believe firmly, that the Bible is the very word of God, from cover to cover, without error, and is preserved for the English speaking peoples in the 1611 King James Authorized Version of the Bible, last edited in 1769. That's my starting point.
To begin with, there are several really good sites that already have loads of answers worth looking into before I get into my attempts. Below are just a few links:
This is how we will proceed to examine and deal with the apparent contradictions:
Because, if God's word IS true (like Jesus said), then these sceptics have a LOT to answer for, and need to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ before it is eternally too late!
My prayer is that anyone and everyone would see that God is true, and that everyone else is a liar! No man, no system of intelligence outside of God Himself is fully trustworthy. And it is only to the Bible that a person can look to for absolute, and perfect truth.
Answering Clinton Richard Dawkins' Best Quote...
Categories of Supposed Contradictions:
François Marie Arouet Voltaire
The Christian physician who attended Voltaire during his last illness
said, "When I compare the death of a righteous man, which is like the
close of a beautiful day, with that of Voltaire, I see the difference
between bright, serene weather and a black thunderstorm. It was my lot
that this man should die under my hands. Often did I tell him the truth.
’Yes, my friend,’ he would often say to me, ’you are the only one who
has given me good advice. Had I but followed it I would not be in the
horrible condition in which I now am. I have swallowed nothing but
smoke. I have intoxicated myself with the incense that turned my head.
You can do nothing for me. Send me a mad doctor! Have compassion on me-I
am mad!’ The physician goes on to say: "I cannot think of it
without shuddering. As soon as he saw that all the means he had employed
to increase his strength had just the opposite effect, death was
constantly before his eyes. From this moment, madness took possession of
his soul. He expired under the torments of the furies." At another time
his doctor quoted Voltaire as saying: "I am abandoned by God and man! I
will give you half of what I am worth if you will give me six months’
life. Then I shall go to hell; and you will go with me. O Christ! O
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
"God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him.
How shall we, murderers of all murderers, console ourselves? That which
was the holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet possessed
has bled to death under our knives. Who will wipe this blood off us?
With what water could we purify ourselves? What festivals of atonement,
what sacred games shall we need to invent? Is not the greatness of this
deed too great for us? Must we not ourselves become gods simply to be
worthy of it?"
The emperor Diocletian began one of the most terrible persecutions of Christianity in history. One target of his violence was the Bible itself. He ordered that every copy of the Bible be confiscated and burned. Only 25 years later, Constantine (the very next emperor of Rome) ordered that 50 copies of the Scriptures be prepared and paid for by the Roman Government.
In spite of Diocletian's efforts, there were plenty of
Bibles around to make more copies and see the world completely turned
that religion could only be abolished when man finally realized that he
had control over the world, and that man would have to take complete
control of the economy of the world. This was the foundation of
Communism. And the ultimate goal of economic control (Communism), was
the abolition of religious belief. Karl knew that all religion had to
go, because he knew that Christianity, and Judaism both instilled the
rights of private ownership, and self-protection, and individualism,
which were completely contrary to Communism.
Freud was raised
in a world steeped in religious belief. His home was a small town
(Freiberg, Morovia) where — like so many towns in the nineteenth century
in Eastern Europe — a community of Jews lived among a majority of
Catholics. His interpretation of God was based on the Bible being
written by man, not as we know, dictated by God.
Thomas had a grand
vision for society: he was staunchly anti-slavery, and he was one of the
first to advocate a world peace organization and social security for the
poor and elderly. But his radical views on religion would destroy his
success, and by the end of his life, only a handful of people attended
Clinton Richard Dawkins
divorced, Richard spends his days popularizing the idea that everything,
absolutely everything (including his marriage failures) can be explained
through purely materialistic means. Raised in the Church of England, he
decided that the theory of evolution better explained the universe than
his religious understanding. So, in 1976, Mr. Dawkins wrote a book
called, The Selfish Gene, to show that we are only selfish creatures at
best, and the only reason why we survive so well is because we are
actually good at being selfish. Our selfishness is part of our genetic
make-up, and it drives almost everything we do.