Honestly, the second a skeptic mentions SAB to refute Christianity, at that moment I tune them out and stop taking them seriously.
SAB is one of the worst acts of scholarship I have ever seen and they display a gross lack of reading comprehension. JP Holding once had the entire
site debunked in a project on his apologetics site but the information he was refuting was so absurd, he moved it over to his sister site that has a
cartoon-theme for the uber ridiculous.
This is the kind of stuff SAB does:
1). Their lack of understanding of apocalyptic literary styles is appalling with their breakdown of Revelation.
. Revelation was written in something called 'apoplectic literature' which
uses heavy imagery. SAB seems to be totally ignorant of this. The repeat this tactic in several books that are literary in style like Psalms and
2). Total inability to comprehend theology and meaning. EXAMPLE
. SAB claims 'There is nothing good
about Paul. Romans 7:18.' When all that passage is really saying is that even the best of us is still sinful and we cannot save ourselves.
3). They claim there are problems that don't even exist. EXAMPLE
. Jesus ascended after 40
days. Nowhere in their supposed contradictions does it say he descended in less. It just shows after how many days certain other events took place-
not the ascension.
4). A lot of their issues boils down what is called 'argument by outrage.' These can be found under their 'Absurdities' classifications and most
of them really aren't even that strange. Like people experiencing death or burying excrement for sanitary purposes, etc.
5). SAB displays an utter ignorance of the Hebrew and Greek original languages. EXAMPLE
points out the fact bats are not birds when the original Hebrew word simply means 'flying creature.' They do this all throughout their site.
The examples are endless and they have hundreds of errors and misunderstandings on their site. So, no. SAB is a joke. The material on their site has
been refuted all throughout the web.