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Look Closely, Sister AnneM (My Christian Sisters and Brothers)

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in response to reader comment: Bible Has Stood The Test Of Time Because God Works Through People Of Faith

Submitted by Faisal (Pakistan), Jul 21, 2006 at 08:51

Dear AnneM,

Peace be on you.

Your response, though, makes up for a beautiful rhetoric, it does not give answers to my questions. Sorry to say, but your response is somewhat irrelevant to what I asked and showed in my comment. To repeat, I said that if your bible is truely the Word of God (inspired by God and/or sent by God and/or written by God) then it should give not only historical knowledge (with respect to its time) but also knowledge for times to come (as the Qur'an does). It is supposed to be a guiding light for all times according to you.

Take your time and research the subject at your own pace.

To continue from my comment: "Analyze This!!! (My Christian Brothers and Sisters)" here is something more for you to look into.

Bible speaks about shape of the earth, in the Gospel of Mathew, Chapter No.4, Verse No.8, it says - ‘The devil took him… that is Jesus Christ, to an exceedingly high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the earth and its glory.' ­­­­­Gospel of Luke Chapter No.4, Verse No.5…‘The devil took him to a high mountain and showed him the glory of all the kingdoms of the world.' ­

AnneM, even if you go to the tallest mountain, the highest mountain in the world… that is Mount Everest, and supposedly, you have a very good vision, and can see for thousands of miles together - Yet, you will not be able to see all the kingdoms of the world - Because today we know, the earth is spherical. You will not be able to see the kingdom, of the opposite side of the world. The only way you will be able to see, if the earth was flat. ­­­­­­That is the description what the Bible gives…‘The earth is flat.' ­­­­­­

Further more, this same description is repeated in the book of Daniel, Chapter No.4, Verse No.10 and 11. ­­­­­­It says… ‘In a dream, that the tree grew up into the heaven, and there when the tree grew up into the heaven, it grew up so much, that every one from all the ends of the earth, they could see the tree. ­­­­­­This is only possible, if the shape of the earth was flat. ­­­­­­If a tree is very long and the shape of the earth was flat, only then it is possible.­­­­­­ Today, it is a universal fact that the world is spherical - You will never be able to see the tree, however much long it is, from the opposite side of the spherical shape of the earth. ­­­­­­

Further more if you read, it is mentioned in the 1st Chronicles, Chapter No.16, Verse No.30, that… ‘The earth does not move.' ­­­­­­ The same is repeated in the book of Psalms, Chapter No.93, Verse No.1, that… ‘Almighty God has stabilized the earth.' - That means the earth does not move. ­­­­­­And in the New International Version, it says that… ‘God has established and stopped the movement of the earth as though…' ­­­­­­

Moreover, the bible contradicts itself in many places. I give one example from my previous comment:

Bible says, in the book of Hebrews, Ch. No.1 Verses No.10 and 11, and the book of Psalms, Ch. No.102, Verse No.25 and 26, that…‘Almighty God created the Heavens and the Earth, and they will perish.' Exactly opposite is mentioned in the book of Ecclesiastics, Ch. No.1, Verse No.4, and the book of Psalms, Ch. No.78, Verse No.69, that… ‘The earth will abide forever.'

Don't you think both of these statements are mutually exclusive. If one holds true, the other is NOT the word of God Almighty. What does your logic say? Even if one verse is disproved to be the Word of God, the same can be said of the complete Bible.

Glorious Qur'an says in Surah Isra Chapter.17, Verse No.81, ‘When truth is hurled against falsehood, falsehood perishes, for falsehood is by its nature bound to perish.'

I hope I have made some clear statements.

Sister AnneM, May you find truth in all its beauty.

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