Discussion in 'Christian Study Group' started by cherryblossom, Dec 11, 2009.
This is a great post. I agree that the Bible is not a science book but is [prarphrasing] framed upon science.
I also appreciate the references as well.
Things In The Bible That Science Can Not Explain
The purpose of this page is not to explain what a great science text the Bible is, but to show that it is consistent with scientific facts. Still, the Bible mentions some things that we can not explain. Yet, if God is really God, He should have the ability to do some things we can not explain.
In the last 100 years (and especially in the last ten) scientists discovered many proofs that confirm the Bible’s accuracy. Since these proofs support the accuracy of the text we can understand scientifically, it makes sense to trust the Bible’s text that we can not yet understand. (For example, how many people knew what hydrothermal vents were 30 years ago?
Why was the doctrine forced on some groups and not on
There are more wonders too, that mankind cannot conquer, nor understand, nor explain scientifically, but they also cannot deny. And it is referenced in the Bible.
One that comes to my mind is the ending of the Egyptian dynasty at the time of the Exodus. Even though the adversary has tried so hard to hide the details that surrounds the Biblical story, they cannot hide other details that support the Bible.
I've seen documentaries on how mankind has described some of the plagues scientifically but still, they cannot explain THE DEATH ANGEL and how it specifically picked off the firstborn of every man and even beast.
Can you elaborate a little bit more. I'm not quite sure I understand the question.
But in reference to perhaps the doctrine of 'Christianity' being forced upon certain Black/African people, I do believe it was ALL ABOUT TRADE competition during the early time of the COLONIAL EMPIRE and there was no concern about certain doctrines of Christianity. I doubt if most of the people involved with pushing 'Christianity' even knew what was in between the book cover or, better still, they probably couldn't even read!
I realize this is a generalization, but most Black people became Christian and even Muslim under the gun. Over time, the practices just became accepted as a normal way of 'doing business'. However, is this not against the doctrine of free choice and free will---if initially they were forced on us? Thanks for sharing.
So True, so true! It seems like we have been brainwashed to follow without even realizing that as you put it in question; "is this not against the doctrine of free choice and free will"...
I hope this subject will continue. I hope to come back to this post.
Jesus and his disciples did not "force" anyone.
True, they didnt force anyone, but later on that religion was forced on many and it is still being done up to this day.
I have a question, why are black people christians anyway? We didnt know anything about christianity before we were captured and enslaved. So we are supposed to absorb the religion of the people who enslaved and tortured us for hundreds of years because their religion, which they gave us, tells us to forgive, be good people, blah blah blah. If someone hates/disrespects you and considers you to be 3/5 of a man, and they give you a book that talks about how much someone else loves you and suffered for you, then that same person tells you to believe everything in that book b/c its true, would you do it? I know that's a ruff analogy, so excuse me. I dont get it. We are naturally spiritual people, and they (whoever "they" may be) get us all the time with that. We want to know god, we come from the first people who knew god, and something in all of us yerns for that and we go about any means to feel it, even if it means taking in the religion of the people that have done us the most harm in history.
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