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Did You Know That The Bible is Historically Accurate

  1. Reluctant Revival profile image81
    Reluctant Revivalposted 3 months ago

    Did you know that with every archaelogical find each year, the Bible is proven more and more to be 100% accurate?

    1. GA Anderson profile image87
      GA Andersonposted 3 months ago in reply to this

      No, I don't know that. Can you prove it?

      GA

  2. cheaptrick profile image62
    cheaptrickposted 3 months ago

    So who's gonna tell women their a Mc rib?...or should we just start dousing them with BBQ sauce?
    You cant be serious with a question like this...on YT it's called "click bait" and shame on you for stooping so low...

    1. Reluctant Revival profile image81
      Reluctant Revivalposted 3 months ago in reply to this

      It is not a "low" thing in telling The Truth.

  3. wilderness profile image97
    wildernessposted 3 months ago

    My impression of what we have found is that the bible is very often wrong.  For instance, the whole story of creation is out of sequence; it doesn't follow what we know happened.  There was no world wide flood as reported in scripture.  There was no mass extinction as reported.  There was no quick scattering of peoples as reported. 

    Can you be more specific as to finds that show biblical stories to be 100% correct?

    1. Reluctant Revival profile image81
      Reluctant Revivalposted 3 months ago in reply to this

      I will be more specific. But first, can you back up your claims with facts?

      1. wilderness profile image97
        wildernessposted 3 months ago in reply to this

        Easy enough - God did not make light before stars; the stars are what made light.  Bible is wrong.  God did not make birds before land animals; birds evolved from land animals.  Bible is wrong.  God did not cover the world with water (unless you want to count millenia of snow as "raining for 40 days": the entire earth has never been covered with water.  Bible is wrong.  While there have been several mass extinctions, none have occurred in the last million years.  Bible is wrong.  There was never a time when the population of the middle east suddenly left and occupied the far corners of the earth: it took thousands of years and happened long before the bible says the first humans were created.  Bible is wrong. 

        Is that enough or should I continue?  I look forward to your specifics on your claim, though.

        1. HeadlyvonNoggin profile image86
          HeadlyvonNogginposted 3 months ago in reply to this

          Seriously?

          While you know my reply to most of the above I'd like to address this in particular ...

          "There was never a time when the population of the middle east suddenly left and occupied the far corners of the earth

          Actually ...

          "The 5.9 kiloyear event was one of the most intense aridification events during the Holocene Epoch. It occurred around 3900 BC (5900 years Before Present) and ended the Neolithic Subpluvial and probably initiating the most recent desiccation of the Sahara.

          It also triggered migration to river valleys, such as from central North Africa to the Nile valley, which eventually led to the emergence of the first complex, highly organized, state-level societies in the 4th millennium BC." - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5.9_kiloyear_event

          "Corners of the Earth", not necessarily, but the entire region of the middle east turned into the Sahara desert which did cause the population to leave "suddenly". It's well documented.

          1. wilderness profile image97
            wildernessposted 3 months ago in reply to this

            We have a different feeling for "suddenly", it seems.  Suddenly, in a geologic time frame, is far different than suddenly in a human time frame.  You're right - the middle east turned into the Sahara desert...over hundreds/thousands of years.  Not overnight as scripture implies.

            1. HeadlyvonNoggin profile image86
              HeadlyvonNogginposted 3 months ago in reply to this

              No, this event is called the "5.9 kiloyear event" because it happened in 3900 BC. It was very sudden. In fact, it's thought that the dry band across that part of the world shifted, possible due to a wobble in the Earth's rotation. But it was very sudden. Not centuries. Not even decades. It was very sudden.

              1. wilderness profile image97
                wildernessposted 3 months ago in reply to this

                From wikipedia: "It also triggered migration to river valleys, such as from central North Africa to the Nile valley, which eventually led to the emergence of the first complex, highly organized, state-level societies in the 4th millennium BC.[1] It is associated with the last round of the Sahara pump theory."

                This is NOT the event dictated in scripture following the tower of babel.  Being unable to understand your neighbors does not give rise to complex societies.

                1. HeadlyvonNoggin profile image86
                  HeadlyvonNogginposted 3 months ago in reply to this

                  You're right. Being unable to understand your neighbors does not give rise to complex societies. These people ended up in different cultures, with each speaking different languages, so the confusing of their language was just a product of that.

                  No, what caused the rise of complex societies was that the people that migrated to these cultures along river valleys had free will. Like God said in Genesis 12, they can do anything they imagine. And just as history shows, that's exactly what happened. This event, as you see here, is directly associated with the emergence of these societies. And as DeMeo's and Taylor's works illustrate, in each case behavior changes consistent with the emergence of the modern ego can be seen appearing in each of those cultures upon the arrival of these people.

                  1. wilderness profile image97
                    wildernessposted 3 months ago in reply to this

                    "Being unable to understand your neighbors does not give rise to complex societies.

                    "This event, as you see here, is directly associated with the emergence of these societies."

                    You're arguing in circles again and contradicting yourself as you do so.  The societies along the rivers already existed.  Any (large) influx of people with a different language and culture will only serve to delay, not form, complex societies (unless, of course, those immigrants already had a complex society, which in this case they did not).  You're also ignoring that biblical stories have it taking place over hours or days, not centuries.  And that river and hill peoples almost certainly traded and communicated with each other before god made them all relatively unintelligible.

        2. Reluctant Revival profile image81
          Reluctant Revivalposted 3 months ago in reply to this

          God is light. It is called the Shekina Glory.....WHen God said "Let there be light, He showed the Shekina Glory......Darwinian evolution is based on assumptions that can only be backed hypothetically using mathematical equations that can only show possible outcomes.

          1. wilderness profile image97
            wildernessposted 3 months ago in reply to this

            That would mean that you and I are photons as well, as we are created in god's image.  There is also the small problem that photons (light) are not intelligent.

            1. Reluctant Revival profile image81
              Reluctant Revivalposted 3 months ago in reply to this

              You are thinking about regular light....I am talking about the Shekina Glory...The light that created the universe.

              1. wilderness profile image97
                wildernessposted 3 months ago in reply to this

                "Shekinah is derived from the Hebrew verb שכן. The Semitic root means "to settle, inhabit, or dwell".  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shekhinah

                It has nothing to do with light at all, then, and the phrase refers only to a mythological place.  It certainly is not what the word "light" meant in Genesis.

                1. Reluctant Revival profile image81
                  Reluctant Revivalposted 3 months ago in reply to this

                  Where ever God showed himself to dwell, there was light, made from Himself -  it is synonymous.

                  1. wilderness profile image97
                    wildernessposted 3 months ago in reply to this

                    That you wish the word "light" to have multiple meanings, in both Hebrew and English, does not make it so for anyone but you. 

                    "Light" means photonic energy we can detect with our eyes, not some philosophical or mythological place, and it means that whether in the original Hebrew or translated into the English spelling.

          2. Reluctant Revival profile image81
            Reluctant Revivalposted 3 months ago in reply to this

            Wilderness, it looks like we were taught two different views of the Bible in college, We will have to agree to disagree on this issue.

            1. Live to Learn profile image80
              Live to Learnposted 3 months ago in reply to this

              What college did you go to?

              1. Reluctant Revival profile image81
                Reluctant Revivalposted 3 months ago in reply to this

                Epic Bible College

            2. wilderness profile image97
              wildernessposted 3 months ago in reply to this

              Yes we do.  My view is that it is to be accepted for what it is.  Whether it is right or whether it is wrong it is to be taken as it is without change to force it to be right.  There are errors, there are exaggerations and there are some stories that are reported but just did not happen - OK, that is what we have and I see no possible justification to changing scripture to make it conform to reality.

              1. Reluctant Revival profile image81
                Reluctant Revivalposted 3 months ago in reply to this

                We will have to agree to disagree on those issues too.

                1. wilderness profile image97
                  wildernessposted 3 months ago in reply to this

                  I'm not surprised.  Yes we will.

  4. Live to Learn profile image80
    Live to Learnposted 3 months ago

    I think people are reading too much into the OP's claim. Archeological discoveries are pushing evidence of the historical accuracy of the Bible back, slowly but surely. There was a time when scholars thought the Bible was made up in Babylon to help keep some sense of unity to the Jewish people. I can remember when the suggestion that Abraham had camels was scoffed at but now we know that could easily be true.

    Did God say 'let there be light' and there was light? I don't know that anyone could prove that with archeological evidence.

 
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