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Originally posted by AshleyD
To Speaker of Truth: How so? I always think it's funny when critics say "The Gospels all conflict each other!" Then turn around and use the Synoptic Gospel problem by saying the Gospels of Matthew and Luke were copied almost verbatim from Mark because they are so similar. It can only be one or the other. So let me know if there is something I can help with or clarify for you.
To the original poster: It is indeed interesting that the Bible was written by dozens of men over centuries yet they all agree whereas texts like the Koran and the Mormon "Bible" were written by one man with one revelation.
But my belief in Christianity goes so much farther than just a coherent message in the Bible. The fulfillment of prophecy to the letter, the way underlying subjects mesh together once you engage in exegesis, advanced scientific foreknowledge in the Bible, the way everything that is supposed to happen before Jesus' second coming is happening before our eyes (and the things left to be fulfilled are being prepared by current world events), the historical accuracy of the Bible, spiritual and miraculous occurrences I've been able to witness, and everything else that goes along with Christian apologetics.
The only thing I regret is all the time I wasted being a die-hard skeptic for so many years when I thought it was all a big man-made lie.
Originally posted by dragonben
The creation story "time problem" Did God not say in the Bible that to Him a day is like 10 000 years and 10 000 years is like a day (He's not bound to time - He created time) so the story have to be seen as a testament to Gods power
Originally posted by -jezz-
cant expect everyone to believe in your imaginary friends..it all comes down to personal choice.
Originally posted by Halloween
One even tells the story of jesus pushing his childhood friend off the roof of his house killing him, then bringing him back to life. If you are going to leave out parts of the "greatest, fact filled story of all time", then the first question i have for you is WHY?
...And the evening and the morning were the first day.
...And the evening and the morning were the second day.
...And the evening and the morning were the third day.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Originally posted by StandFirm
First let me start off by sayin that I've always believed in God and hopefully this will open some eyes and change some hearts. It's been a long time comin but I've finally got enough evidence to make some people possibly reconsider atheism.
"The bible was inscribed over a period of 2,000 years in times of war and in days of peace. It was written by kings, fishermen, beggers, sheppards, merchants, and carpenters. The marvel is that a work of art so perfectly coheisive could have been structured by such a diverse crowd."
And another arguement that noone can ever disprove is
"If God doesn't exist, then who's bowling when it thunders?"