Humanists Claim There Are Contradictions in the Bible
God asks: Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding. - Job 38:4
This page provides a subject index of the answers to the more than 180 accusations against the Bible on the American Humanist's (atheist's) web site. The accusations are listed below, and answered, in the order they appeared on the humanist's web page. They are grouped in the categories used on the humanist's web page. Your comments, suggestions or additional questions are welcome. Click on the "message in a bottle" image to send us an email.
TABLE OF CONTENTS by SUBJECT:
to Bible "contradictions" and questions raised by humanists:
Introduction - Why Do Humanists Reject The Bible?
The following is a topical index presented in the order that the accusations are made on the humanist's web site. Each accusation/question is linked to the page with the answer. Click here for a scripture index.
If you are reading through all of the above answers to humanist's supposed contradictions, I hope you are starting to see that the claim these are "contradictions" is ridiculous. If the humanist who made the list had done just a little research, they'd have had the answers. But, I've found that most humanists are not interested in answers. All they want to do is to attack God and the Bible. It does not matter whether or not their attack actually has any truth to it.
IS GOD SADISTIC?
The atheists are claiming that God is cruel and sadistic. That is a common claim. Is this true? Based on whose standard?
We're still going through the accusations from a single American Humanist web page. The page we're looking at is titled "Some Reasons Why Humanists Reject The Bible." Sometimes I start thinking that, these accusartions are so easy to refute, that maybe the humanists are hoping to overwhelm people with just shear volume. Maybe, they are thinking that some people will assume, from this list, that there are so many problems with the Bible, that they won't even read it all. Maybe the humanists are hoping that people who look at their web page will just assume at least some of it is true, and accept the premise that the Bible should be rejected.
Don't be fooled. Humanists can't change reality with a web page. Denying God does not make Him go away. Attacking the Bible doesn't make the attacks true. Humanists, Muslims, Buddhists... everyone will die once and then face the judgment of God. And we are all guilty. The only one who can save you from the judgment is Jesus Christ...
You are guilty, but on the cross Jesus Christ paid the just penalty for sin (disobeying God) that you've earned. Accept His free gift. Trust that Jesus did truly pay your penalty for sin IN FULL.
It took nearly 80 web pages to address the humanists claims and accusations against the Bible. I've looked at every claim on their web page, and every one has been found to be untrue. They have not been able to show the Bible has error, or that science is superior to the Bible. The opposite has been demonstrated... following the teachings of the Bible (in other words obeying God), leads to a healthier, better life.
We're just a small church on the North Oregon coast, with very limited resources. Yet, it was fairly simple to refute every humanist claim and accusation. They literally
have nothing to stand on, except wishful thinking. And their wish is that God does not exist, and that they will not be held accountantable by their creator. But, wishful thinking does not change reality.
- God is real. He exists.
- God created you in His image. That makes you very special.
- Since He created you, He gets to make the rules.
- You've broken those rules, and there are consequences... total separation from God... and that is hell, because without God there is NOTHING good. Nothing.
- Only Jesus can save you from those consequences. Repent today. Turn to Jesus. Trust Jesus to save you from the just consequences for disobeying God. (Visit: 911Christ.com)
But for the cowardly* and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. - Revelation 21:8
* The "cowardly" are those who are afraid to turn to Jesus. Maybe afraid of what their friends will think. Maybe afraid that thery'll have to give up doing something they love. In some cases afraid that they are not good enough. Don't be afraid. Embrace the love of Jesus Christ and He will save you.
Note: Unless otherwise noted, the NASB translation is used on all of our web pages as the source of scripture. This is a recognized accurate and reliable translation.
THE GOOD NEWS
Before you get the good news, you need to know the bad news. It's about you. God says:
All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. - Romans 3:23
Sin means disobeying God, aka breaking God's law. God is perfect and perfection is required to enter heaven. It's a standard none of us can achieve. We all fall short. For example, compare yourself with just one of the Ten Commandments. Have you ever told a lie?
All liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. - Revelation 21:8. Or what about:
Have you ever taken something that does not belong to you, no matter how small? Have you ever looked at another person with lust? In Matthew 5 Jesus said:
Everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.' Have you done that?
You have broken God's laws. You have sinned. There must be justice, and that means eternity in hell, the lake of fire, the second death. Unless...
Unless there was someone willing to pay that penalty on your behalf. Someone who will take on themselves the consequences you deserve. And there is. There is one person who can and will do that. That person is Jesus Christ. If you trust this is true (believe), and repent (turn away from disobeying God), Jesus' death is applied to your account and you are freed from the penalty of sin to be with God forever.