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Originally posted by Lordvander
The problem with Christianity is that the belief in the bible as a holy book is false. If it came from God, why was it changed? Why are there so many different versions of it? It just does not make sense.
Originally posted by Gorman91
reply to post by ThirdEyeofHorus
Not likely. More likely he was talking about himself in the trinity, or his angels. In addition, it clearly states he created him in his image, male and female he created them. This indicates that He first created mankind in his image, and then created them from that into male and female. Not necessarily asexual. But indeed male and female came out of something from before that was described as he.
In addition to this, there is the potential that the two genesis stories do not describe the same man, considering they are at different time periods.
Now, as to the bible being "changed", I'd really like some examples of this. Different faiths have sometimes included different books in the 'bible' (jews leave out the 'new testament', catholics add the apocrypha, and most exlude texts from the nag hammadi library and dead sea scrolls). This is a very good reason that I don't take the christiam bible as 'God's' only true revelation - the decisions to include and exclude certain books were definitely made by groups of men, but usually for mainly consistent & good reasons. Long story short, take nothing for granted, and as Paul said in the new testamnent, 'Prove all things and hold fast that which is good'.
"1:24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
1:25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good."
"after his kind" makes me think that these creatures were based on creatures that existed somewhere else...
"1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth."
What? Let US make? In OUR image? After OUR likeness? What the... How can no one have an issue with this?
you guys are absolutely abusing the word of god. If you have a problem with the bible its not our problem its yours, So deal with it (interstellarone)
No book on Earth is like it. That is how I know everything in it is true and told. (ag893)
there is One True God (jim scott)
The folks who wrote the other books are still here, dead. I'm going with the Bible. It's the one backed up by resurrection (Jim scott).
Ironic, isn't it, since Mohammed was married to a rich Catholic who funded his nonsense before he became a polygamist? (jim scott)
Muslims will recognize Christ and bow a knee like the rest of us. (superiorEd)
When they do make plain statements that contradict the science, they don't bother to provide a reason to accept their view over the scientific one — reason is the enemy, you may recall. It's enough to simply declare that this is GOD'S WORD, therefore it is true.
Originally posted by anthbes
I lost interest in the bible right around this point:
``Then God said, "Let there be light!" So there was light.``
Originally posted by ButterCookie
A bit of a repost but.....
When I try to explain the Ancient Alien theory to Christians, they are quickly turned of by the notion of me using the term 'alien' and I'm trying to learn how to get them past the image of Stephen Spielberg's, "E.T.', since that seems to be the only image that comes to their minds...
The bible is indeed a book about OUR history, not the history of the universe. Our creator gods (the Anunnaki) were visitors on an 'Earth mission' and we were genetically engineered with their DNA (Genesis 1:26)
According to the Anunnaki story, which I believe to be true, brothers Enlil was referred to as the 'Lord God' and Enki was referred to as a 'traitor' (aka snake-serpent), so that in fact, Satan was the good guy of the bible and God was the ruthless tyrant-murderer...
Another thing: why aren't Christians able to entertain the idea of 'other-worldly' beings? What do they think the bible is talking about?
One way that I am successful at making them open their eyes to it is talking about the Star of Bethlehem....I explain that it was obviously not a real 'star', as stars do not move (especially the way it is described in the bible-going right, left, hovering over monuments,etc) and that the only star in our solar system is our sun...
that opens up conversation about astronomy and science and then they seem to open their minds
Originally posted by InnerstellarOne
you guys are absolutely abusing the word of god.
When it refers to one day is like a thousand years, Thats because god created time.... He existed before and outside the universe was formed, He created the firmament, And separated it between the heavens and heaven*.
As for god making man in OUR image, It refers to the Holy trinity, God the Father, God the Son, and God The holy spirit, He made us in the image of him, He put his spirit in US, and the father lives inside us, Cause we are his spirit.
Just clearing up when you got a little confused there.,
GOD is not an elien, Or a ancient astronaught, He is not a ET that billions of years split his dna and erased mankinds sub concious, I wont sit here and listen to this trot man...... Its garbage, If you have a problem with the bible its not our problem its yours, So deal with it