Monday, December 15, 2008

Checkability of the Bible

Bush and Religion

Yes; --"Great critical thinking." You have put me into a box and assumed much about me that is not correct.
The Bible has 'Checkability.'
Checking to see if the Bible is God’s word, or not:
Why would we not check a religious book for its authenticity? Without evidences; how could anyone know what is of God, and what is not?
Now, let’s look at the Bible. Is it inspired by God? Is it accurate?
First, I will post a fact as stated in the Bible, followed by the Biblical reference. And then, I will show the common belief of the day in which the author lived:

Fact: Blood is essential to life. (Lev. 17:11-14) Belief: Disease and spirits reside in blood. To cure disease, bleed patient.

Fact: Both male and female possess “seed of life.” (Gen. 3:15; 22:18) Belief: Male has baby in him. Woman = incubator.

Fact: Eating blood of animals forbidden. (Lev 17:12, 14) Belief: Raw blood used as beverage.

Fact: Do not eat animal that died naturally. (Lev. 17:15) Belief: No restrictions on manner of death.

Fact: Quarantine of certain diseases. (Lev. 13-15) Belief: No isolation of diseased.

Fact: Do not eat pork, scavengers (in Moses’ day). (Lev. 11) Belief: No food restrictions.

Fact: Principles of avoiding bacterial contamination -- one person to another. (Lev. 15:19-33) Belief: No rules of hygiene or isolation.

Fact: Human waste products to be buried. (Deut. 23:12-14) Belief: Human waste left on ground.

Fact: Human body can be opened for surgery. (Gen. 2:21) Belief: First operations done secretly because populace threatened doctors.

Fact: Burning clothes, washing self after contact with deceased man or animal. (Num. 19:5-22) Belief: No recognition of contagion problems.

Fact: Earth is round, day and night taking place simultaneously. (Isa. 40:22; Prov. 8:27; Luke 17:34) Belief: Earth is flat.

Fact: Earth is not physically supported. (None mentioned and Job 26:7) Belief: Earth is held up by four elephants or Atlas (a man), etc.

Fact: The North is empty (Our North Pole points out of our galaxy). (Job 26:7) Belief: Seeing a few stars to the North refuted this idea until 1932.

Fact: Space and stars are too large to be measured or counted. (Gen. 15:5; Jer. 33:22) Belief: Attempts to number the astronomical bodies went on until 1932.
Fact: The creation sequence -- plants, water creatures, birds, mammals, man, in that order. (Gen. 1:11-28) Belief: Most had man first. All varied from the correct concept.

Fact: The age of everything in the creation is the same. (Gen. !:1) Belief: Different times for dif. objects.

More checkable Biblical accuracies: In each of the following cases the Biblical writer had an opportunity to either state the widely held erroneous belief of his day, or to state a factually true description. In each case what was stated was true, demonstrating knowledge beyond the writer’s ability and thus necessarily from God. There is no excuse for not knowing God. (See Romans: 1:20)

Fact: The continents have floated away from a singular original land mass. (Gen. 1:9; Gen. 10:25) Belief: Each continent was autonomous (until 1970).

Fact: Hubert Spencer’s scientific principles. (Gen.1) Belief: No scientific system of statements.

Fact: Lightning is produced naturally. (Jer. 10:13; 51:16) Belief: Gods throw lightning bolts.

Fact: All men are blood relatives. (Acts 17:26) Belief: Men have different origins.

Fact: The water cycle. (Eccl. 1:7; Job 36:27, 28) Belief: Gods pour new water on land continuously.

Fact: Use of genetics in livestock. (Gen. 30:30-43) Belief: No recognition of inherited physical properties.

Fact: Snow and ice seen as valuable. (Job 38:22) Belief: Snow and ice seen as a scourge and waste.

Fact: Seaworthy ratio for ship construction -- 30 x 5 x 3. (Gen. 6:15) Belief: Ships ratio not considered; only the beauty.

Fact: Concepts of id and ego. (Rom. 7) Belief: God induced behavior explanations.

Fact: Animals can be changed (mutated). (Gen. 3:14) Belief: No change possible.

Fact: Directional correctness. (Luke 10:30) Belief: Directional error.

Fact: Distance accuracy. (Luke 24:13) Belief: Errors in distances.

Fact: Hittite nation’s existence. Belief: Denied until 1906.

The Bible, ulike other 'holy' books does not show the errors of what people of the day believed. Only God could have known these things, and to know with accuracy the future, in prophesies.
I would be happy to discuss or debate, with respect, any issue, --one at a time-- and I would encourage anyone else to join in who has something of substance to contribute, not empty heresies and name calling. I am an advocate for 'Truth." --not bombs!

Don Cole

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