reply to post by Welfhard
You're still ignoring Egypt.
I didn't ignore Egypt. That is proof that the Divine Name was recognized by the Egyptians. It is right under the Garden of Eden thing.
You can't clarify something by making more convoluted. By trying to make sense of scripture with scripture, there is no telling how lost you could
become, especially when you make context redundant.
Context is what makes the meanings different in cases where the symbolic references are literal and literal references may turn symbolic. The verses
and text clarify what means what. If you're going to prove that would you not use the Bible itself?
And god doesn't do anything about it. If he doesn't do anything about now, what makes you think he did anything when it was written? Men make
mistakes. Yes. Men also wrote the bible.
Men led by the Hand of God. The point is not translation errors as God directly gave the Torah to Moses at Mt. Sinai, but the message of the book. He
also gave men their own time of government to prove they would fail miserably at fair governance by humanity.
Which is exactly what would happen if it all happened by chance.
The statistical chance in the universe is far smaller than most significant matrices as defined by statisticians and probability.
Yes but history books can cross corroborate each other as well as contrast. Our understanding of history is not based on a single book. What is funny
is first you say that the history books agree with the bible, then you say that the history books aren't/cannot-be accurate making the bible
inaccurate by your own words.
Okay. You're right about this one. I didn't mean to say that history books agree with the Bible(humans make mistakes), but that historians and
history as defined by a majority of evidence with respect to the historians accurate knowledge of their subject support the chronology of events. It
can't all be totally accurate, but the Bible shows itself to not contradict every historical event it depicts. Pharaoh instead of Amenhotep III. So
they didn't name the man...well the man didn't acknowledge their God either...
And your crying about that?
No I'm not crying about it. Just trying to say credit is due when you're not giving thanks to the Creator for the creation. You don't believe in
that, I do.
It also describes earth as flat. Go figure.
"It is He who sits above the 'circle' of the earth and it's inhabitants are like grasshoppers."
I know it doesn't say sphere, but they probably thought circular anyway due to the horizon and movement of the stars. I'm sure God has a plan for
history(look at that word closely) and wouldn't reveal all knowledge to the ancients. There IS a prophetical last generation you know, in which "the
true knowledge would become abundant and many would travel to and fro."
In 8th Century BC by the way Isaiah predicted:
Isaiah also correctly prophesied that Babylon would be attacked by the Medes, that the Babylonian empire would be overthrown (Isa.13:19) trees would
flourish again in the desert areas of Israel(Isa.41:18-20),that Israel, a barren land would distribute fruit to the whole world one day(Isa.27:6),
that God would return the Jews to their homeland(Isa. 43:5-6), as well as many prophecies about the Messiah-being buried in a rich man's tomb, being
crucified with criminals, suffering and being rejected, wounded and whipped, being made a guilt offering and bearing the punishment for our sins
But they all will claim the same as you, so you could be the one missing out.
Nope. They're missing out on plain truth due to corruption. I will willingly go to a church that is not selective on who they pick and who
doesn't really care for donations of money for "charity." Nothing else though.
Meaning that god could have explained origins and they would have understood as well as we do - but he didn't, he left them hanging!
That would defeat the purpose of the timing of the Universe and history(again look at that word closely.)