Recent Study Shows That the Bible Is WrongThe Christian Bible says the words of God and states that God is omnipotent and cannot lie. If you think about that statement you realize that if God is omnipotent then he should have the power to lie.
The error could not be corrected by any additions made to the bible throughout the last two centuries. In order to fix that error and other scientific errors, too many changes would have to be made to the Bible.
The Bible says that God created Earth in 6 days about 10,000 years ago. Clearly Earth could not have been created in 6 days about 10,000 years ago.
If Earth is merely 10,000 years old then how do you explain the dinosaurs that existed millions of years ago? Scientists discovered life fossils that date back billions of years, even the skeletons of modern humans date back before the time of Adam and Eve. If we were to believe the Bible, then we would have to believe that God created Earth before the stars, which is impossible.
If the stars were created 10,000 years ago, we wouldn’t be able to see stars that were more than 10,000 light years away. That’s because if a star were further away than 10,000 light years, the light from that star wouldn’t have got here yet.
Our galaxy alone is about 100,000 light years across. If the sayings of the Bible were true, we wouldn’t be able to see but 1/10th the way across our own galaxy. We surely wouldn’t be able to see other galaxies or galactic clusters or know that the universe is expanding. Therefore the Bible is just plain wrongOur modern technology has proven the Bible wrong.
Meaning that if God exists, he didn’t write the Bible and the Bible is not his word. If the Bible is the word of God and the Bible is wrong, then God is wrong. If God can’t be wrong, then the Bible, which is wrong, can’t be the word of God. One little considered fact comes to mind: men who lived thousands of years ago wrote the Bible.
The authors had limited knowledge of the nature of the universe and wrote the Bible based on what they believed at the time. They didn’t know the Earth had a round shape and orbited the Sun, or that the Earth is a star among billions of stars in the galaxy that is but one galaxy in billions of galaxies that have existed for billions of years. To the authors of the Bible, the world appeared to be flat and God lived in the sky. They didn’t know that the sky is composed of a thin layer of gas that surrounds the surface of this planet.
We have been to the sky and we have been above the sky and God isn’t living there. Other glitches appear in the Bible such as the error in the order that God created plants on the third day of creation and created the sun on the fourth day. For those who missed second grade science class, plants require sunlight to exist, otherwise knows as photosynthesis. No sun, no plants.
Another question comes to mind: why would a benevolent God create pathogenic organisms whose sole function seems to be to cause disease and suffering? God must have wanted pathogenic viruses in the world: because they exist today, God must have brought them on Noah’s ark. Why would he do such a thing is he’s infinite goodness, which is the meaning of ”God”? If God created everything, then He have to have had created himself. Since God could not have created himself because He wasn’t in existence to do so in the first place, the God theory is flawed. If the Bible is the word of God and He does not lie, then how can such an omniscient being make such foolish errors? In my opinion, the Bible was created to tell believers what is right and wrong.
The words of the Bible created fear in believers by giving examples of mass destruction or punishments done by God because of the behavior of people, and by creating the concept of hell. Humans created a god in order to explain existence and have hope that someone is looking over them. The concept of God gave an easy answer to people’s questions. Why did my son die? He died because God had a plan for him, and decided that he should die in the hospital 2 days after he was born.
A scientific explanation would be that he died because his heart failed due to the disorder that was caused by his mother’s excessive drinking during pregnancy. Before science existed, to answer questions people had nothing to turn to except their belief in God. Since people questioned things long before science was ever created, practically the whole population of this planet had developed a belief in god. And since “God made it so,” sounds better than “I have no clue,” God became the new explanation for all things that were previously unexplained.
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