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Sumeria and Israel

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Submitted by Servant of Christ (United States), Feb 8, 2007 at 22:20

That's because they must have got it from the persians or indians. The native americans and australians got they stories from the europeans.

Please do not be so blind. Noah gave specific dimensions for the Ark unlike the Sumerians, etc. Those specific dimensions are what scientists say are capable of withstanding the raw power of the sea. Let's remember that Genesis records history and not the present when Moses wrote it:

The Flood occured roughly around 2500 BC. Genesis was written between 1500-1200 BC. This gives mankind a good 1000 years of passing down the tales from the descendants of Noah. So if we take an objective view, free from bias, it would be very probable for such an event to be passed down from generation to generation though distorted because it was passed by word of mouth. Therefore, just because the Sumerians wrote it down first, doesn't mean the Jews copied them.

Again, since the Biblical account of the Flood is both detailed, accurate, and has evidence of a worldwide Flood, it is obvious that it is the real account.

It was the River itself which carved the Grand Canyon. Well Ice ages create land locked body of waters.

Geology shows that the pattern of the rocks in the Grand Canyon would be more likely created by a huge, powerful amount of water rather than a small river in a course of a thousand, million, years. Again, you have ignored the bone beds...

Here are the commandments in the Book of Dead:

I have not reviled the God.
I have not laid violent hands on an orphan.
I have not done what the God abominates . . .
I have not killed; I have not turned anyone over to a killer.
I have not caused anyone's suffering . . .
I have not copulated (illicitly); I have not been unchaste.
I have not increased nor diminished the measure, I have not diminished the palm; I have not encroached upon the fields.
I have not added to the balance weights; I have not tempered with the plumb bob of the balance.
I have not taken milk from a child's mouth; I have not driven small cattle from their herbage...
I have not stopped (the flow of) water in its seasons; I have not built a dam against flowing water.
I have not quenched a fire in its time . . .
I have not kept cattle away from the God's property.
I have not blocked the God at his processions.

Human conscience bears witness that stealing, murdering, lying is wrong (Romans 2:15). However, for the chance that the Jews to use foreign material for their religion, is very, very small. Egyptians were polytheistic (except one Pharoah) who worshiped various animal gods. We have witnessed history. The Jews are very proud of their religion which is their identity and their pride. Which begs the question, if the material from Exodus is copied from Egyptian funeral myths, then is the stunning accuracy of Genesis' dimensions for the Ark a forgery as well?

Can love thy neighbor, the monotheism (only one Pharoah dared to make monotheism but it was shortlived), the plagues of Egypt, the Law, and the sacrifices be forgeries?

Nobody life needs to be changed by evolution and anyway your God is a theory only like evolution.

So have we admitted that evolution is a theory? I'm very glad with your frankness in your answer that evolution needs not to change anybody (because it can't). This shows what evolution really is. If evolution was true, then man has no purpose and no free will. It is ruled by nature and is no higher than the animals. Man should therefore strive for genetic perfection and kill off other competitors (other humans).

How can God be a theory? Christianity is not just a religion, it is a relationship. No other religion will say this blunt statement, "I know God and I have a personal relationship with him."

No man has ever claimed that he was God who came down to die for the infinite sins of man which are infinitely evil which can only paid by an infinitely pure God. Christianity says that our salvation is bought by the blood of Jesus Christ so we do not work for salvation. Every other religion sas "do", Christianity says "done".

Going on then.

I will introduce the prophecies of the Bible to Sohail first and then I will copy+paste them to you so that you may respond to them as well.

May God Bless You!

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