You can believe what you want but to assert your beliefs as facts is where I take issue. You call me pompous but display such certitude when everyone, even religious figures acknowledge that one must have FAITH. A reliance on faith as is needed for religion infers that there is not empirical evidence for proof.
Fault me for believing the bible to be accurate based on it's harmony,prophecy and revelation of Jesus Christ. I will take the word of a perfect man vs the findings of imperfect science which change every 10 years or so.
Please show me with specific quotes from the bible alongside real life events that prove that the bible was prophetic. I am not talking about ambiguous prophecies that can be interpreted in a myriad of ways...I am talking cut and dry prophecies that have come true. Further explain why the modern world is absence of God's divine power. Where are the prophets, where are the giants, where are the burning bushes? Why is everything in the past?
Specific species that evolved into modern man over millions of years.
Still they are of a specific species
Why would a sea creature have the remnants of a pelvic bone needed for walking on land if it had not EVOLVED from a previous land mammal? The answer, it wouldn't.
Why does that tell us so?
You act like scientists came up with a theory and aren't actively going about searching for the evidence. As we speak there are archeologists and scientists digging away in search of the link. Further, their hypothesis is based on supporting evidence and not based on having faith. Big difference!
I will agree with that assessment. However, based on the fact that the fossil record provides no true evidence of one, I will conclude it does not exist. It's funny though that the scientific community, with all of it's major data and scrutiny have just basically closed there eyes and said "the link must exist" and even if they never find it it's there. That sounds a lot like blind faith that they accuse religious people of having for believing in a God they can't see. Ironic. Since when is a bunch of bones of specific species, one to the next, certifiable proof a link "MUST" exist? That just sounds at best, like an educated guess.
No, that is not proof. That is faith that what you were told is true. Prove that Jesus is a direct descendant of Abraham. Further prove he is the son of God. You can't...you can only chose to believe.
The proof is his word, the proof is the fact that the seed promised to Abraham, was born through his bloodline and that proof is Christ Jesus.
So did Homer, King Tut and Ceaser. Just because Julius Ceaser was a real human and his story has survived for thousands of years does not mean that Shakespeare's play was an accurate portrayal.
He lived, he told his story, his voice is still heard today.
In 2000 years a predict Darwin will hold just as much if not more sway over Jesus. His concepts arguably will have just as much of an impact on the course of human history as those of Jesus.
Who's name holds more sway than Jesus'? Darwin? Dawkins?
Of course they have:
And the stories have not changed.
1. JW version of the bible and King James differ.
2. Emperor Constantine completely edited the bible while retaining many pagan beliefs easing the transition from paganism to Christianity.
3. Whole gospels have been erased from history or excluded from the bible.
Notice your logical leap..."Jehovah used men to write his word" Based on no evidence other than man's word. Is Jehovah using scientists to advance man's wisdom and knowledge?
The whole written by man thing is very weak too. Everything you believe is due to mans search and wisdom. Can't understand why it's so bad Jehovah used men to write his word. Because you think it's a bad idea?
If there is a god then I will be accepted because I am a good and moral person. To think one can sin, murder and rape yet be forgiven just by accepting Jesus is an ideology I want no part of.
Who knowing they are about to be in severe trouble with authorities for stealing say candy, would not be upset it was over something petty? Now imagine having had your whole life to learn about God and be saved, to actually see the end come and know it's by God, you gonna be absolutely cool with that? You will shrug your shoulders, smile and say "it's all good!"? No. There will certainly be angst. Not judging you... Call it an educated guess!