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So you would agree this is a huge flaw in the bible?
Originally posted by isyeye
According to the bible, God made the Rainbow Covenant with Noah, and promised never to flood the world again. As to the question of why God didn't just send Jesus then instead of flooding the earth?
...I guess only God knows that one.
edit on 2-4-2012 by isyeye because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by schuyler
Basically you've got the Old Testament and the New testament written by completely different people at different times. It's not one book written by one person. There are a lot of metaphors and shreds of oral traditions in the Old Testament that go way back far beyond a few Jewish tribes. If you take them literally you are missing the point.
This kind of thing is typical. Someone takes the Bible literally and shows, quite correctly, that there are many contradictions, therefore they conclude that "The Bible is false." Given what we think we know about the origins of the Bible, I can't think of any conclusion that is more simplistic than that.edit on 4/2/2012 by schuyler because: (no reason given)
I think the bible is quite specific and straightforward on this issue.
Originally posted by Bob Sholtz
this is less of a contradiction, more of a "humans don't understand god's plan" issue.
Originally posted by IgnorantSpecies
I don't mean to offend, but I am sure some of you will be offended..
In the bible god apparently flooded the entire earth to drown everyone and eliminate corruption and sin.
But later rather than drown the entire world again he sends down Jesus to absorb the world of sin.
Why did he drown the entire world in the first place when he could have just sent down Jesus?
Was this brutal slaughter of mankind necessary? And why doesn’t he use the same method on us?
Does this prove that the god of the bible is not all knowing and clearly makes mistakes? Because if he was all knowing he would have known that drowning the entire world was not effective.
Originally posted by Sinny
God is evil! There, I said it!
edit on 2-4-2012 by Sinny because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by thedoctorswife
how did Noah get two of each animal to go onto the ark? How did he get a polar bear? sorry, two polar bears?