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#8553182 - 02/06/14 08:47 AM Re: Bible Written Long After Events It Purportedly Describes?? [Re: eyeball]
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I'll take the Bible account every time.

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#8553199 - 02/06/14 08:52 AM Re: Bible Written Long After Events It Purportedly Describes?? [Re: Ken Howell]
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Originally Posted By: Ken Howell
When Dad went back to seminary in 1947, to finish work that had been interrupted in 1926, he was of course appreciably older than his class mates. Usually, he said nothing when they spewed their modern gibberish. Occasionally, the gibberish simply got too inane to tolerate.

Like the time when some of 'em were "explaining away" the miracles (they couldn't be miracles if they could be explained, don'tcha know). They came to one miracle that they couldn't think of a way to "explain," so they concluded that it hadn't actually occurred.

"You mean to say," Dad asked, "that if you can't explain it, God couldn't do it?"

Shhhhh-boom! Silence.



So many people try to fit God in their little box. "Professing themselves to be wise they became fools".
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#8553203 - 02/06/14 08:54 AM Re: Bible Written Long After Events It Purportedly Describes?? [Re: isaac]
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"The bones were in archaeological layers dating from the last third of the 10th century BC or later centuries after the patriarchs lived and decades after the Kingdom of David, according to the Bible, the researchers said. The few camel bones found in earlier archaeological layers probably belonged to wild camels, which archaeologists think lived there during the Neolithic period or even earlier."

If PROBABLY is good enough to prove the bible is wrong then why doesn't it work the other way?
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#8553205 - 02/06/14 08:54 AM Re: Bible Written Long After Events It Purportedly Describes?? [Re: srwshooter]
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Originally Posted By: srwshooter
and just maybe it didn't part exactly when they needed it and there was no miracle. stories change everytime they are re-written.most get changed to suit the writers beliefs.


as proven by my past posts i dont believe in alot of the literal translation of the Bible but archeologists are finding that most the people places and a fair number of the major events did happen.....i do believe Moses and his people crossed the floor of the Red Sea ahead of the Egyptians.....just dont believe it happened like it did for Charlton Heston wink
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#8553238 - 02/06/14 09:04 AM Re: Bible Written Long After Events It Purportedly Describes?? [Re: rattler]
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It happened again 40 years later. God stopped up the Jordan River to allow the Israelites to cross before the battle of Jerico.
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#8553249 - 02/06/14 09:06 AM Re: Bible Written Long After Events It Purportedly Describes?? [Re: Rock Chuck]
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Originally Posted By: Rock Chuck
It happened again 40 years later. God stopped up the Jordan River to allow the Israelites to cross before the battle of Jerico.


Good point.
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#8553257 - 02/06/14 09:10 AM Re: Bible Written Long After Events It Purportedly Describes?? [Re: moosemike]
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Well now, if they had just picked some camel bones from the dry sea bed, we could pitch them out and see what they said (as a shaman). whistle


Edited by eyeball (02/06/14 11:16 AM)
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#8553281 - 02/06/14 09:17 AM Re: Bible Written Long After Events It Purportedly Describes?? [Re: eyeball]
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2 Cor4:4 For the god of this world has blinded them so they can not see the light of The Lord. (or something like that)
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#8553287 - 02/06/14 09:18 AM Re: Bible Written Long After Events It Purportedly Describes?? [Re: Rock Chuck]
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Originally Posted By: Rock Chuck
It happened again 40 years later. God stopped up the Jordan River to allow the Israelites to cross before the battle of Jerico.


with most miracles it isnt so much that the event happened but that it happened at the exact moment it was needed......
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#8553330 - 02/06/14 09:31 AM Re: Bible Written Long After Events It Purportedly Describes?? [Re: rattler]
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Originally Posted By: rattler
Originally Posted By: Rock Chuck
It happened again 40 years later. God stopped up the Jordan River to allow the Israelites to cross before the battle of Jerico.


with most miracles it isnt so much that the event happened but that it happened at the exact moment it was needed......
what 'natural event' explains the pillar of fire and cloud than held the Egyptians at bay while the Israelites crossed?

Ex 14:20 coming between the armies of Egypt and Israel. Throughout the night the cloud brought darkness to the one side and light to the other; so neither went near the other all night long.
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