Five minutes. Maybe you are a new reader or a young believer, if you glean just one crumb it will be an invaluable tool for you first, then to share with others. If you are a simple unbeliever, please consider the possibility that a man named Adam lived. If you are an atheist, please consider your own rules, and try to follow the lin ks.
To set the table: This is the first of twin posts to draw attention to the clever but nearly insane requests that appear daily. They are demanded of believers, and they are incessant, but the appeal is singular: to try to cast aspersion on God and His word, (yea, good luck with that) and the obvious ancillary result is the mocking of believers. While presenting itself as harmless, there is the dark side of the moon ya know, and there is always the angel of light…
Certain folks demand answers from scripture, Sola scriptura! they shout, while at the same time deny the authority from scripture which gives the answers their only merit. Look at the supreme lack of logic being engaged, where the precursor to the question, guarantees ANY answer as completely unacceptable.
There is no correct answer to the atheist under his own terms.
Would it be wrong of me to laugh at such a statement? Hoop jumping, fact twisting, and logic avoiding are all used to justify further unbelief, while at the same time charging the believer with malfeasance. Indeed, it is the believers fault the truth is vague! Yea, there’s a chuckle in there somewhere.
Watch for the patterns to emerge. Emphasis mine.
These are a few recent comments:
‘ Moses is a fictional character.
You have no evidence for anything you promote on this blog.
And your intransigence is only matched by either your ignorance based indoctrination or blatant stupidity.’
‘The “Word of God” is what mortal, superstitious Bronze Age men SAY it is.’
‘I don’t mock the Bible. I don’t despise it. But I do recognize myth when I see it.’
‘Adam and Eve aren’t historical figures. They were never real people and they were never our founding couple. We did not descend from them. We did not ‘inherit’ anything from them. They are characters in a story. That’s it. They had to make the choice they did because that’s the choice the author made for them. The characters are not accountable; the author is.’
‘I saw Law and Moses and Jesus and pretty much switched off after this as you are referencing a fictitious character and what is to be gained from that.’
‘There is nothing you can say about the Bible, including all of the supposed “Words of god.” that weren’t written by mortal, superstitious, ignorant, Bronze Age men, except for the NT, which was written by mortal, superstitious, ignorant, Iron Age men.’
‘First, I would need to see testable, verifiable proof that your “god” exists.’
‘ What on earth are you talking about? The story is fiction. It (the ark of Noah) was never built.’ ‘It has been established through science that Noah’s flood, for example, is pure myth. What more is there to defend?
‘Your “Lord,” your “Son of god,” knew no more about the flood than the anonymous, scientifically-ignorant Bronze Age men who invented it, and says a LOT about him.’
‘He broke the law by not stoning both adulterer and adulteress… but chose, instead to forgive the woman. Clearly, this goes against the law that he said wouldn’t have the slightest correction to it.’
They then ask for proof:
‘And I am still waiting for one damn link for the recognition of the veracity of the John pericope re the adulteress woman. Have you not a single shred of honesty or are you little more than a Benny Hinn charlatan?
Got a link for me to read so’s we can clear this up?
So, do you have links for me regarding scholarly opinion re: the passage in John?
This is nothing more than a defensive dodge – a typical tactic of believers – to avoid facing what’s actually true: that you are fooling yourself because you have no means at your disposal to defend your beliefs from the charges that they are simply self produced foolishness.
‘All stories told by superstitious, scientifically-ignorant Bronze and Iron Age men.’
‘Are you aware that a full 85% of the Academy of Science are atheists?’ (Hmmm, that low? -CS)
‘In fact, in practice, the word of God fails.’
‘A Levitical priest, sitting in captivity in Babylon in the 500’s BCE, SAID that his god said, “Let there be light.”
Describing the apostle Peter’s testimony of the Lord of glory:
“That’s right, the ignorant fisherman penned these wonderful words of inspiration and infallible proof.” (CS) – ‘And clearly a superstitious, scientifically-ignorant Iron Age illiterate fisherman was basing his supposition – and that’s all it could have been – on misinformation – the words of superstitious, scientifically-ignorant, Bronze Age men.’
I had asked why do you think God is not raining fire down from heaven today:
‘Because imaginary entities are incapable of doing that.’
With a finger pointed at me (and all others like-minded):
My ‘arrogance and foolishness can be successfully treated.’ ‘My trust and truth is misplaced.’ There is ‘contrary and compelling evidence from reality.’ ‘You have fooled yourself utterly’.
Would it be mild if I said there is a disconnect here?
Who in their right mind seeks answers from people who are ‘arrogant, not trustworthy, untruthful, who are utterly foolish, and are disjointed from reality? Who then would be more at fault, the ‘delusional person,’ or a person who persists in drawing answers from the deluded. Hmmmm?
They who say the word of God is a book of myths and lies, ask you to defend their charges, and when you do, their only inescapable logic according to the rules they have set up is, your answer is bogus. Double Hmmmm.
After reading, pondering,and understanding the interest of the commenters, do you think there is even the slimmest chance that a ‘new’ link of information will be helpful? Do you think if we posted a hundred links of WHY John’s account of the adulterous woman is scripture, it will serve any purpose to a person who thinks Christ did not live?
If we included a hundred sources WHY the last verses of Mark 16 are scripture, will it make any difference to a person who says Moses and Abraham were myths? Will it really matter to a person who says Nazareth did not exist?
Will it matter one whit to a person who says Peter, James, and John were hallucinating when they saw the majesty of the Lord on the holy mountain?
Can you see why I have no interest in link-pong with any who believes God’s word is not authoritative? As if a new link can add worth to the intrinsic eternal perfection of God and His word. You may as well try to make the sun hotter with a match, or to add color to the rainbow with a crayon. You want a link? Read the next verse of the one you are questioning. Then read the chapter, then maybe you will be so enrapt with scripture, you will agree they are indeed the links of truth and knowledge.
It is insulting to ask for the dry works of men to prove God’s word, as it needs no defense. The atheist is the master magician, using the truth right in front of him and making it disappear, yet it does not go away, he is simply good at creating delays and endless diversions.
Read any thread from any blog concerning creation, Adam, Moses, Daniel, the exodus, Calvary, take your pick, and note the opposition. Links, videos, back and forth, day after day of nothing being settled, and the believer is pressed for ‘more links?’ The ‘missing link’ is not a url, or Darwin, but the simple understanding of God and His word.
If a person does not believe Moses lived, if a person does not believe ‘In the beginning God…’it is irrelevant to explain sections of scripture that the devil has greatly used to cast more doubt.
I enjoy seeing other believers who answer in the same way by not engaging the petty requests of they who have absolutely no interest in truth. Yea there is a word for that:
‘Shun profane and vain babblings.’
I have no desire to ‘scrutinize’ your references of God haters, word of God doubters, pseudo scholars, and all the perpetual assaults on truth, which by the way are simple cloaks for the real issue: a rejection of the God of heaven, the Lord of redemption, and His very word.
P.s. -as far as the atheist or so called scholar having credibility with a bible in hand, they have disqualified themselves for promoting the word of God as myths. It’s not an insult, just a verifiable and incontrovertible fact.
The second post is below