Where were you when I laid the foundation
of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding. - Job
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
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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.
The 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
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.
To 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:
The following is a topical index in the order of the accusations
and claims on the humanist's web site. Click
here for a scripture index.
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.
On each 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.)
Christianity 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.
I challenge you... if you are a humanist... be honest.
Actually seek after truth instead of seeking the destruction of
You cannot destroy or kill God. That's a losing battle. So be
honest with yourself and seek truth... the whole truth.
is the source most
frequently referenced by the
humanists. Is he reliable?
CRUELTY IN THE BIBLE (OLD TESTAMENT)
A SADISTIC GOD?
The 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
EXAMPLES OF GOD'S OTHER CRUEL ACTIONS
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.