It is frustrating to realize that there are those out there that cannot see the truth and proclaim falsehood and attacks in its place. All it takes in certain corners of the web is an article about a Denver tour that is bibilcally based for these people to spout off their mouths in defense of something they did not witness, did not test, and make fools out of themselves. It would be laughable, if not so tragic, that a person could post something stating how terrible it was that a child would not challenge her authority or teacher and yet they refuse to do the same. I’m waiting from the post of the person that went into studying the Creation model with an open mind and found it lacking on scientific grounds. But I digress.
This latest forum had a link to a set of pages that supposedly proved that the the Bible was not inspired by God. I would like to spend a few posts here and there addressing these “flaws.”
Let’s start with what this man calls the Bible’s Fatal Flaws:
DT 6:5, MT 22:37, MK 12:30, LK 10:27 Love God.
DT 6:13, PS 33:8, 34:9, 111:10, 115:13, 128:1, 147:11, PR 8:13, 16:6, 19:23, 22:4, IS 8:13, LK 12:5, 1PE 2:17 Fear God.
1JN 4:18 There is no fear in love.
Pretty simple one here. This man assumes only one definition of fear. I can fear or reverence my parents. I can know that they can send me to my room (or whatever punishment here). Yet I can love my parents. Especially since if I have perfect love for God, I will be doing those things that would please him, which would result in my not having fear of Him.
In fact, the Scripture says that every word of God is pure. And also, the passages say that God put a lying spirit in prophets. Why? Since an Israelite king decided not to follow God’s clear instruction, God let him be deceived by people that wanted simply to make the king feel good. The problem with this “flaw” is that if God was so decietful, why did he send a prophet to tell the king what was going on? I guess you could be skeptical enough to think that “well, this is the only time that God actually told…” However, the truth is that when a test or temptation is presented, there’s always a way of escape provided.
Ahab chose not to listen to the true prophet, but to false ones. Furthermore, God makes the statements that there are true prophets of God as well as false prophets, and how to know which is which…