2. Bible is Wrong in Every Important Testable Instance ==>

2.2. The Origin of Species

THE POINT!

The bible has it wrong on how we humans came to be

1. The Bible doesnt understand medicine

In the Old Testament, Yahweh afflicted people with handicaps.

Exodus 4:11 And the Lord said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the Lord?

In the New Testament, we see that demons, not Yahweh, are to blame for a wide range of handicaps, mental illnesses and diseases, ranging from muteness to leprosy. Exorcism, prayer and faith healing (not professional medical attention) are the recommended cures.

Matthew 9:6-7 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house. And he arose, and departed to his house.

Note on the above passage: The paralyzed man apparently was afflicted with paralysis because of his sins. Are all victims of paralysis simply suffering the wages of their sins? If someone gets sick or suffers an injury, is it because they somehow deserved it?

Matthew 9:32-33 As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil. And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.

Matthew 10:1-8 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease… (Jesus taught them to) Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils. [1]

Matthew 12:22 Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw

Matthew 17:15-18 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him. Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me. And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. [2]

Mark 1:30-34 But Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell him of her. And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them. And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils. And all the city was gathered together at the door. And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him. [3]

Mark 3:10-11 For he had healed many; insomuch that they pressed upon him for to touch him, as many as had plagues. And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God.

Mark 5:2-15 (verse 2-3) And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains: … (verse 8) For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit. (verse 15) And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.

Mark 9:17-29 And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit; And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not. He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me. And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming. And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child. And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us. Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him. And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead. But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose. And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out? And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.

Mark 9:38 And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us.

By the light of the above passage, anyone can cast out demons and heal the sick by invoking the power of Jesus. Why dont people seem to have this power today? It seems clear that certain Fundamentalists who believe in the power of laying on hands and casting out demons arent crazy. They simply believe in what the Bible says.

2. The Bible doesnt understand animals.

3. The Bible doesnt understand plants.

4. The Bible doesnt understand the weather.

5. The Bible doesnt understand gender.

6. The Adam and Eve Fallacy (or the idea that two can sustain a species).

7. The ridiculously long lives of the Old Testament.

Here's where the bible has it wrong with respect to creation of life on earth:

We evolved starting with a single celled cyanobacteria3.8 billion years ago and continuing as we speak.

(See my website http://tschaber.net/evolution/ for unassailable evidence that evolution is a fact of life.)

Not God created plants, animals and humans within a three (or four) day span.

Shouldn't a book that is "God Breathed" be a little more accurate than that?

The bible has it WRONG but you have faith in the bible.