may be defined briefly as an illogical belief
in the occurrence of the improbable.
-H. L. Mencken
According to the Bible's defenders, God revealed his secrets to a handful of unknown scribes. Nobody knows anything about or who those select people are, except for what they wrote in the Bible. In essence, the Bible's defenders urge that Scripture be accepted as truthful fact based on innumerable layers of hearsay testimony.
Now if there such thing as a God who revealed his secrets to these select few, then it is reasonable to expect that the information from these unnamed revealers should match up with what is known about the universe today.
What we will find instead, is that there is not a single discovery in science which was revealed through the Bible. At best, the Bible reveals the state of ignorance in ancient times-even to the point where ancients were ignorant about where their personal thoughts came from, when they believed they were revealed by God.
Let us start with the theological assertion that God created all things. All is a powerful word, meaning there are no exceptions. It is commonplace for believers to rationalize about things they don't like, such as evil, as something God had no responsibility for. If that were the case, then God could not be the creator of all things.
24(KJV Isaiah 42:24)
16for in him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or authorities-all things were created through him and for him. (Col. 1:16)
9and to make all men see what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things; (Eph. 3:9)
11"Worthy art thou, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for thou didst create all things, and by thy will they existed and were created." (Rev 4:11)
Because the biblical writers knew nothing about gravity, the concept of an earth floating in space was unimaginable. The idea of a spherical earth was equally out of the question; people would fall off, they thought.
Earth has foundations
Earth rests on pillars
8(1 Sam. 2:8)
Earth doesn't move.
30(1 Chron. 16:30)
1.Yea, the world is established; it shall never be moved; (Psalms 93:1)
Earth has corners
1After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth. (Rev. 7:1)
Earth has ends
64(Deut. 28:64) Notice the mention of other gods.
8Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them; (Matt. 4:8) Note: A spherical earth does not allow all of the kingdoms of the world to be seen from a single vantage point.
Earth sits on the water.
9 "Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear." (Gen 1:9)
A sun that moves around earth and a sun and moon capable of remaining motionless
Where the sun goes down in noon
9"I will make the sun go down at noon, and darken the earth in broad daylight.(Amos 8:9)
A place where the sun moves backward
11(2 kings 20:11)
A star whose light has GPS (Global Positioning Satellite) accuracy
Where stars fall on to earth
25and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. (Mark 13:25)
13and the stars of the sky fell to the earth as the fig tree sheds its winter fruit when shaken by a gale; (Rev. 6:13)
Heaven is described as a physical place where the creator God all the other gods dwell. This doesn't match up with the contemporary depiction of God being everywhere at once. Instead, it fits with the pagan depiction of gods having a dwelling place.
Heaven is contained by a solid dome above Earth.
6 "Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters." (Gen 1:6)
Heaven rains brimstone and fire
10(2 Kings 1:10)
Stones fall from heaven
God dwells in heaven
God has a throne in heaven
Other gods dwell alongside God's throne
19(1 Kings 22:19)
God sees earth from heaven
Jesus carried up to heaven
If Jesus was carried up to heaven, then he couldn't have been dwelling in heaven at the time of creation.
51While he blessed them, he parted from them, and was carried up into heaven (Luke 24:51)
War, violence and armies in heaven
Heaven is not a place where the dead can live in peace
12From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and men of violence take it by force. Matt. 11:12)
7Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, (Rev. 12:7)
Heaven will not last forever
35Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. (Matt. 24:35, Mark 13:31, Luke 21:33)
Creationists complain about gaps in fossil records. Well, there a few gaps in the biblical record. The following list summarizes God's bizarre creations.
Job describes Behemoth as a kind of a super ox.
19 (Job 40:15-19)
Horse like animals with a long horn on their forehead.
22(Num. 23:22 KJV)
7(Isaiah 34:7 KJV)
Four legged creeping fowls with the bodies of winged insects.
20(Lev. 11:20 KJV) See same verse below.
20(Lev. 11:20) Newer revisions associate fowl with winged insects.
The regular kind must have had hair on their heads.
Winged insects with four feet
They chew cud and have hoofs. Badgers said to have hoofs
33(Deut. 32:33, KJV)
29(Job 30:29, KJV )
20(Isa. 43:20, KJV)
2And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, (Rev 21:2)
Depicted as having pointed ears, short horns, the head and trunk of a man, and the hind legs of a goat, and as being fond of acting riotous.
15(2 Chron. 11:15)
They are not whales or just creatures of the sea. By tracing the Hebrew root, tannin, we find them to be those mythological monsters, serpents or dragons.
21(Gen. 1:21 KJV)
21(Gen. 1:21 NIV)
33(Deut. 32:33 KJV)
15(Deut. 21:6 )
Dust eating serpents
14"Because you have done this, cursed are you above all cattle, and above all wild animals; upon your belly you shall go, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life.(Gen 3:14)
All animal life are vegetarians.
30And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food." (Gen 1:30)
16(2 Sam. 21:16)
Let Creations deny Darwinian evolution all they want. According to the word of God, Jacob put streaked wooden rods in front of Laban's flock when they mated. The sight of the rods caused the offspring to have striped, speckled and spotted colorings.
3738 39 40 41 42 43 (Gen. 30:37-43)