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I'm Not using circular reasoning :)

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in response to reader comment: There are mistakes in all versions of Bible starting from Genesis.

Submitted by Servant of Christ (United States), Oct 31, 2007 at 20:26

See his own opinion about the Bible which is self explanatory.

If the Bible were really the work of a perfect, all-powerful, and loving God, one would reasonably expect it to be obviously superlative in every respect--accurate, clear, concise, and consistent throughout--as compared to anything that could possibly be conceived by human intellect alone.

Yes and no. The Bible does make fantastically accurate claims (which I will get into later) but recall that it was written (at least Genesis) to the early Jews a few years after Exodus. There would be no purpose or reason to write a book about something such as science.

Fundamentalists, in fact, hold this to be true. Using a circular argument, they say that because the Bible is without error or inconsistency, it must be the work of God, and because it is the work of God, it must be without error or inconsistency. It seems not to matter which proposition comes first, the other is thought to follow.

I never use that argument.

Notwithstanding the fundamentalist viewpoint, however, the Bible does contain a number of real problems. And some of these problems are absolutely fatal to its credibility.

The Bible has displayed itself to be credible and God's work. Observe the context and read the book as a whole before judging with an incomplete understanding.

Regards,

Shri Devi.

God Bless

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