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Featured Nine Pieces Of Evidence That Confirm The Historical Accuracy Of The Bible

Discussion in 'Scriptural Debates' started by Skwim, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. Skwim

    Skwim Veteran Member

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    Or so the video below claims
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    The List of Nine, which supposedly verify claims made in the Bible. (The narrator provides the relevant chapters and verses.)

    1) A stone that confirms that Pontius Pilatus was the Prefect of Judea.

    2) A tunnel was created under the city of David to carry water.

    3) A clay cylinder describes how Sennacherib laid siege against various cities

    4) A stone mentioning there was an Israelite king of the house of David.

    5) A stone cites Omri as the king of Israel.

    6) The remnants of a house was found that verifies the town of Nazareth existed in the first century AD.

    7) A clay cylinder recounts Cyrus II declaration of human rights

    8) The discovery of the pool of Siloam

    9) A stone tablet shows the existence of the Hittites


    Of course our young presenter in the video conveniently ignores all the evidence that disproves the Bible's historical accuracy, but this is to be expected. When cherry picking one never picks the "bad" cherries.

    In any case, even if all nine of the examples are true, one can only say, SO WHAT? What's so amazing (as the narrator would like the viewer to believe) about historical events showing up in the Bible? Heck, even if the Bible was a pure fabrication from Genesis to Revelation, the fabricator would certainly have been astute enough to include historical facts to make the thing appear genuine---it's why counterfeiters go to such extremes to make their money appear real. In this case it's like expecting the viewer to get excited because the Bible mentions the Mediterranean Sea, or that the Sun sets in the west. SO WHAT?

    Nope, it's stupid stuff like this video that fill the believer with unjustified confidence in his faith. Do Christians really need to be duped so as to hold onto their faith? . . . . . . . . . . . . . maybe so, but it's not pretty.

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  2. joe1776

    joe1776 Well-Known Member

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    When I read and hear Christians trying to make their faith sound more reasonable by creating "evidence" I feel that their faith isn't strong and they're engaged in self-deception to support it.

    My mind's incapable of faith in a religion, but if someone says they have it, I don't have any reason to doubt them.
     
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  3. MJFlores

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    Interesting but there are other things that are so glaring and just too big that I couldn't deny the veracity and authenticity of the Bible as the word of God.

    Those 9 things are tangibles that could easily be lost through time.

    However historical events which occurred long after the prophecies were spoken and written are something to scratch your head into.

    That is why we know that we are living in the last days.
    Soon this thing will hit the fan and
    no longer we would doubt anything when we see it happen before our eyes
     
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  4. KenS

    KenS Well-Known Member

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    I always chuckle on how people scratch each others back to disprove the Bible as they cherry pick scriptures and/or twist them to their liking.

    We understand, of course, that when one is in disagreement and don't agree, anything can be constructed to confirm and validate their position.

    Meanwhile, on the other side of the spectrum, intelligent people continue to change their position and believe what the Bible says.

    Go figure. :rolleyes:
     
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  5. sooda

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    Hahahaha,, well done.
     
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    Nice cherry pick Skwim.
     
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  7. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    The people I know who I would call real Christians are involved in trying to live the essential message of love and service to humanity and the world. They read about how the "letter killeth", what people are invited to do in the Sermon on the Mount and the statement of the Two Greatest Commandments and find that is all they need to know.
     
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  8. Earthling

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    Yeah, I mean, who cares if something actually happened unless you read that Science Almighty says it's cool.
     
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    Id like to point out that you have nothing to cherry pick that goes against the bible.

    There's too much evidence, and any lack of evidence for some parts is not evidence against those parts.
     
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    Kangaroo Feathers Hardline moderate

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    I hate these. Yeah, there's evidence that Lincoln was a real person, that doesn't make Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter true. There's evidence that Horsell Common is a real place, that doesn't make War Of The Worlds historical fact.
     
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  11. Skwim

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    Hey, be my guest and create your own thread about something equally as ridiculous made by a non-Christian.

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    Kangaroo Feathers Hardline moderate

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    I can show you quotes of people saying the exact same sort of thing across thousands of years of history. All the previous End Time prognosticators have been wrong, but I'm sure this time...

    A Brief History of the Apocalypse
     
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    Kangaroo Feathers Hardline moderate

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    At least both lions don't have manes. I've seen that in more than one Ark kiddie friendly picture.
     
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    Good catch! So obviously the tale must be true,

    Break out the Mogen David and let's party. The boat has landed and all will be well with the world . . .won't it?

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    LOLOL.. I guess Jack Van Impe is just one of a long, long line of fruits and nuts.

    A Brief History of the Apocalypse
     
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    I would not call the mythical nature of Genesis and Exodus nothing.
     
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  18. Evangelicalhumanist

    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...
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    Concise...to the point...and right, all at the same time. Well done.
     
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    People have known they were living in the last days many times through history.
    I enjoyed Millenium (Tom Holland) for it's clear narrative, but also the linking of human nature between 1000 AD and 2000 AD in terms of surety around living in prophetic times.
     
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    C'mon now...I can find evidence that people actually fled the cities due to the War of the Worlds. That makes it real.
     
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