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- Job 38:4
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Why Do Humanists
Reject The Bible?
Is it because there are contradictions in the Bible?
"The Bible is an unreliable authority because it
contains numerous contradictions. Logically, if two statements are contradictory,
at least one of them is false. The biblical contradictions therefore prove that
the book has many false statements and is not infallible." - from
the American Humanists web site
section of our web site answers over 180 accusations against the Bible. These
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There is no good reason to reject
the Bible. Every objection, contradiction and question has been answered hundreds
of times... and in many cases they were answered well over a 1000 years ago. But
humanists refuse to even consider that their questions have been answered, and
continually bring up the same old "contradictions" over and over.
issue is not one of demonstrating the Bible is reliable. That's been done many
times. The issue is a heart issue.
Those who reject the Bible are not
doing so for any rational reason. They simply do so because they don't want it
to be true. They don't want to be accountable to God. The humanist web page we're
looking at isn't there to convince others the Bible isn't reliable, but to give
comfort to atheists who don't want anyone to disturb their delusion. As scripture
says, they are willingly blind, so they don't even question the flimsy asccusations
and unsubstantiated claims on the web page we are examining.
The Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the
Light, for their deeds were evil.- John 3:19
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If humanists wanted to
truly demonstrate there are contradictions in the Bible, they would state
the contradiction, and then give the Biblical response that refutes it (not strawman
responses), and then refute that response -- if they could (they can't). But,
I've never seen that type of a scholarly, sound approach to discussing the Bible.
Humanists seem to like to do "hit and run," such as the web page we'll
be looking at, often without even fully explaining their supposed contradictions.
is a link to the web page we'll be examing. We looked at the humanist web
page during December 2017, and the following responses are based on their web
page as it was at that time.
The Bible stands as God's truth.
show that the contradictions, objections, and questions humanists have raised
about the Bible are non-existent or have been answered, I will answer every accusation
and claim from the article"Some Reasons Why Humanists Reject The Bible"
on the American Humanist web site. I have to admit that I find this to be fun.
It demonstrates how wonderful it is to be a Christian... and that we have the
answers. Not only to objections raised by humanists, but to life's greatest problems.
Jesus Christ is THE answer.
to Bible "contradictions" and questions raised by humanists:
following is a topical index in the order of the accusations and claims on the
humanist's web site. Click here for a scripture
CONTRADICTIONS: BOOK of GENESIS
If you've read all of the
above answers to supposed contradictions, I hope you are starting to
see that the claim that 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.
page the quotes from the American Humanist web site are shown in blue. As you
read them notice how they are worded. Many of them use emotion-packed words used
to lead you to unsupported, and unbiblical conclusions.
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know
it? - Jeremiah 17:9 (In other words, don't trust your emotions.)
is a rational, know-ledge-based, logical worldview. Notice that in the contradictions
and other objections raised by the humanists, their appeal -- in particular their
word choice -- is often to your emotions.
challenge you... if you are a humanist... be honest. Actually seek after
truth instead of seeking the destruction of God.
You cannot destroy or kill
God. That's a losing battle. So be honest with yourself and seek truth... the
is the source most
frequently referenced by the
humanists. Is he reliable?
IN THE BIBLE (OLD TESTAMENT)
A SADISTIC GOD?
Holodomor: Stalin (a humanist), following humanists principles and morality, intentionally
starved to death millions of Ukrainians. They literally were dying in the street.
- Alexander Wienerberger photo
EXAMPLES OF GOD'S
OTHER CRUEL ACTIONS
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, people will see so much misinformation
about the Bible, that they won't even read it all. Readers will just assume at
least some of it is true, and accept the premise that the Bible should be rejected.
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
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.Let's continue...
CRUELTY IN THE BIBLE (NEW TESTAMENT)
MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS AND ACCUSATIONS
It took over 75 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.