1 Biblical Doubletalk
2 Biblical Clarity
JC's sermon on the
mount? Where did he do it?
chapter 6 …he
went up into a mountain. OR
6:17 ...and he came
down with them and stood in the plain... OR
Mark nor John
mention any such sermon.
happened; just another myth.
Be wise or a fool?
3 Happy is the
man that findeth wisdom... OR
1 I will
destroy the wisdom of the wise...
God loves you? Hates
God is love.
God is angry
with the wicked every day...
See God and die? or be
33 See God and
32 "I [Jacob]
have seen God face to face and am alive...
Moses, Aaron, Nadab,
Abraham, and 70 elders of Israel saw God and were o.k.
What a bunch
of conmen, how can you see something that does not exist.
God knows everything
15. God sees and
knows everything. OR
12 ...and when I
see the blood I will pass over you...
If God knows
everything, why did he require the Israelites to mark their houses with
blood so that he could "pass over" them? This imaginary God sees and
JC's ascension — taken
up into heaven
16 At a dinner in
Near Mount Olivet
28 Near a
mountain in Galilee.
Was JC the seed of David
via Joseph or the son of God?
JC our Lord was
made of the seed of David according to the flesh... OR
l Mary was
espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child
of the holy ghost… (dirty devil)
Who is your
Thou shalt not kill —
except on God's orders
20 Thou shalt not
thou shalt utterly destroy them, the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites,
Perizzites, Hivites, Jebusites.
14 ...and the
spirit of the lord came upon him and he went down to Ashkelon and slew
30 men of them...
9 "and the lord
said unto them, defile the house, fill the courts with the slain, go ye
forth," and they went forth and slew the city...
A killer god.
Thou shalt love thy
enemies or curse, hate and slay them?
shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also..." OR
"he that is not
with me, is against me and he that gathereth not with me,
the anger of the lord thy God be kindled against thee, and destroy thee
from off the face of the earth...
29 ...and the
lord will not spare him but then the anger of the lord and his jealousy
shall smote against that man…
"but those mine
(JC's) enemies which would not that I should reign over them, bring
hither and slay before me..."
god does prefer killing.
thy father and
mother, but it's not JC's way.
20 Honour thy
father and mother...
Honour thy father
15 ...for God
commanded saying-honour thy father and mother... OR
l0 ...for I have
come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter
against her mother...
shall be divided against the son and the son against the father...
...if any man
comes to me and hate not his father and mother and wife and children
and brethren and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my
JC commands his
disciples to preach only to Jews? or to all nations?
l0 JC sent forth
and commanded them saying, go not unto the way of the Gentiles, and
unto any city of the Samaritans enter ye not...but go rather to the
lost sheep of the house of Israel… OR
28 ...go ye
therefore and teach all nations
make up his mind?
JC and God are the
same? or God is greater than JC? or JC was just an ordinary man?
"I and my father
are one." OR
"I go unto the
father for my father is greater than I" OR
JC of Nazareth
(Nazareth did not exist at that time) a man approved of God among you.
take a book
larger than The Bible to record all the double talk and contradictions
contained in the world's greatest fairy story book, The Bible.
into Religions Darwin, N.T. Australia.
of "Biblical Doubletalk" (#135) are easily answered.
Was the Sermon
on the Mount on a mount or on a plain?
both. The sermon
"on the Mount" was on the mount, and a similar sermon was on the plain.
Politicians, evangelists and others who speak publicly may repeat their
message at different venues and so did Jesus.
explanation is that "plain" can be translated "level place" (Luke 6:17
NRSV) so that Jesus descended from the mountain-peak to a level place
on the mountain.
2. The book of Proverbs
teaches wisdom but 1 Corinthians 1 says, "I will destroy the wisdom of
"wisdom" in Proverbs
consists of rules and attitudes that promote health, long life,
prosperity, good relationships, fine reputations, and peace.
"Wisdom" in Corinthians Chapter 1, however, refers to Greek philosophy
An interesting study would be to investigate whether 1st
century Greek "wisdom" has survived scientific scrutiny and is relevant
today. Has it done as well as the Bible or is much of it "destroyed"?
Proverbs is still relevant in the 21st century and gives scientifically
validated counsel in numerous areas including child rearing (#131) and
sexual morality (#48).
3. "God is love" yet
is "angry with the wicked".
contradiction. We've all known parents who loved their children but, on
occasion, were angry with them. Love and anger are compatible emotions
which can exist concurrently in the same person.
4. No one can see God
and live (Exodus 33:20); yet 70 elders of Israel saw God (Exodus
Exodus 24:10 where the
elders "saw God" the Hebrew "raah" corresponds to the English "see" and
like the English can refer to either literal sight or to mental sight
i.e. comprehension. In 24:11 the Bible clarifies which is meant by
switching to the Hebrew "hazah" which refers to seeing figuratively
i.e. an event in the mind. The Companion Bible (which is the
King James with explanatory notes) explains:
to see with the mental eye, or in vision (Isa. 1:1; 2:1; 13:1. Ezek.
13:7. Amos 1:1. Mic. 1:1. Hab. 1:1. Num. 24:4, 16) Hence to discern,
observe, contemplate, understand."
Humans cannot see
literally but can experience Him.
Were the biblical
writers "conmen", as De K accuses, since God does not exist?
If God doesn't exist, then let De K demonstrate that a Universe based
on scientific "constants" compatible with intelligence and life able to
understand the Universe, can originate from non-intelligence and
non-life and without planning.
all-seeing and all-knowing yet the Israelites had to mark their houses
prior to the Tenth Plague on Egypt so the "Angel" would "pass over".
marked their doors with blood, it was not only to identify themselves
as Israelites but to demonstrate faith and acceptance of God's judgment.
7. From where did Jesus
ascend to heaven: At a dinner? A mountain in Galilee? Near Bethany"?
20:19-23) and the mountain in Galilee (Matthew 28:16-20) have no
mention of Christ's ascension.
Bethany near where Jesus ascended (Luke 24:50-53) is not the Bethany
across the Jordan River (John 1:28) but a village: "on the farther side
of the Mount of Olives on the Road to Jericho." (New Bible Dictionary,
1982, p. 132) Acts chapter 1 likewise locates Christ's ascension on the
Mount of Olives.
8. Was Jesus the "seed of
David" through Joseph, or was Jesus God's son?
Jesus, according to
the Bible, was King David's heir by human descent through Mary and by
adoption through Joseph, but also God's "son" by supernatural pregnancy.
pregnancy including virgin pregnancies can be achieved by "in vitro
fertilization". Such pregnancies, however, do not prove that doctors
are, in De K's words, "dirty devils". Any doctor so-labeled could sue
for slander. Similarly Mary's supernatural pregnancy from "the holy
spirit" was not anything "dirty".
birth happened as the Bible teaches because:
There is sound evidence for God's existence;
The Old Testament foretold a "messiah" of virgin birth whose
teachings would change the entire world;
have evidence for the supernatural based on other dimensions and
gravity (#126) i.e. from physics and mathematics;
Science has already proved hundreds of other biblical claims
"Thou shalt not
kill" (Exodus 20:13) versus killing of the Canaanites.
Japanese in World War II but this does not make Britain's government a
"killer government" or murderers. School children are able to
distinguish killing in warfare from murdering one's neighbor — but De K
apparently lacks this school-child ability. The killing of Canaanites
occurred in warfare whereas "Thou shalt not kill" refers to interaction
10. "Love your
enemies" and "turn the other cheek" (Matthew 6:44) versus slay them
the other cheek" is
the proper Christian response to insults. Luke 19:27, however, refers
to the return of Christ when human rebellion has finished its course
and evildoers who have not repented must face judgment.
"Honor father and
mother" (Exodus 20:12) versus "I came to set sons against their
fathers, daughters against their mothers…" (Matthew 10:34-36)
occur when some family members follow Jesus but other family members
oppose their faith. The instruction to honor one's parents is quite
consistent with the prediction that some family members will oppose
12. Don't preach to
Gentiles (Matthew 10:5-6) versus "teach all nations". (Matthew 28:19)
ministry limited to
Israel came first followed by the command to "teach all nations". Each
one of us does many things every day and every year and not just one
thing. This is not, as De K suggests, because we "cannot make up our
mind" but because the fourth dimension is time and we exist in it and
do different things as time passes. (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8) We should note
that "teach all nations" was an incredible prediction impossible to
fulfill, yet it progressively happened! Evidence for the Bible is
powerful, unlike De K's points!
13. "I and my father
are one" (John 10:30).
refers to being in
agreement — Jesus in prayer said: "that they [the disciples] may be one
just as you and I are one." (John 17:11)
Nazareth" (Acts 2:22). De K claims Nazareth did not exist in the 1st
common claim of
atheists was decisively refuted in 2009 when archaeologists excavated a
first-century Nazareth house. (#131, p. 27)
with science refutes atheism.