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Reading The Holy Bible, I Found The Following:

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Posted by Alexander on February 3, 2001 22:17:28 UTC

Oh, yes, as I just discovered, there are plenty of wrong statements in the Bible, (anyone with good enough education in this forum can point on them). Let me list just a few.

Lets start with the very Creation.

The book of Genesis clearly says:

{1:1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 1:2And the earth was waste and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep: and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters 1:3And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 1:4And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. 1:5And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.}

Incorrect, Earth clumped out of space debris well afer the heavens (many billion years after). There was no liquid waters on Earth when it was young, as Earth was too hot after gravitational contraction (and is still hot inside). And, contrary to Bible, there was light (Sun) already, there was no need to “divide” or create “day” and “night” - they has already existed (day where Sun reaches, night on the other side). And the formation of Earth was gradual and took way longer than one day.

{1:6And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. 1:7And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. 1:8And God called the firmament Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.}

You know well, that there is no “firmament” out there, otherwise space rockets would hit it every launch. And another contradiction, now to itself: {And God called the firmament Heaven}, -
the heavens as Bible told earlier were already created on the day one (see vers. 1.1 above). Also, you do not need God to divide waters which were under the firmament (ocean) from waters which were above the firmament (clouds?): as temperature rises, water molecules move faster and some escape making a vapor. Vapor goes up, cools and condenses back to water (clouds) - math governing this is called molecular physics and thermodynamics.

{1:9And God said, Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. 1:10And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good. 1:11And God said, Let the earth put forth grass, herbs yielding seed, and fruit-trees bearing fruit after their kind, wherein is the seed thereof, upon the earth: and it was so. 1:12And the earth brought forth grass, herbs yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit, wherein is the seed thereof, after their kind: and God saw that it was good. 1:13And there was evening and there was morning, a third day.}

There was about billion years since Earth was formed, until rate of collisions with other debris (mainly asteroids) had fallen to allow primitive emerging life not to be obliterated by those collisions completely and start over again. Another billion went by before via cataclysms and rough survival primitive life evolved into primitive marine plants. Accumulation of oxygen as a by-product of photosynthesis began. It took almost another billion to rise it to today’s level to allow primitive animals to emerge, and until complex plants developed and took over the land too. So, it was far not one day to make grass, fruit trees, etc.

{1:14And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years: 1:15and let them be for lights in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. 1:16And God made the two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. 1:17And God set them in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth, 1:18and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. 1:19And there was evening and there was morning, a fourth day. }

This is way wrong - stars were there much before He made Earth (some of them even 5 billion years before). And they do not “sit on firmament” - they are way far from Earth, and some father some closer. Distance to stars ranges from 4x10^16 m to 10^26 m and probably more (well, nearest star is much closer: about 8 light-minutes away from Earth). And as we know, formation of a star is a gradual and long process (and does not take God(s)) - not one day, but much longer (millions+ years, depending on size and state of motion of the hydrogen bunch collapsing under its own weight into the star).

Should we go further? OK.

{2:4These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that Jehovah God made earth and heaven. 2:5And no plant of the field was yet in the earth, and no herb of the field had yet sprung up; for Jehovah God had not caused it to rain upon the earth: and there was not a man to till the ground; 2:6but there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. 2:7And Jehovah God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. 2:8And Jehovah God planted a garden eastward, in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. 2:9And out of the ground made Jehovah God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. 2:10And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became four heads. 2:11The name of the first is Pishon: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; 2:12and the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone. 2:13And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Cush. 2:14And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth in front of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates. 2:15And Jehovah God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. 2:16And Jehovah God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 2:17but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.}

Again almost all incorrect. Rains and snows were well before man (sedimental rocks from rain lakes are all over the Earth, antarctic ice layers say what was climate/snowfall amount, and trapped air - even what atmosphere was made of long ago, etc.). About creation of human - nobody consider it even as a speculation, not to say a hypothesis to make a human out of dust. Also, human remnants were found all over the Africa, then Europe and Asia well before humans started to settle around what is called Assyria.

Should we go on? OK, how about this:

{5:1This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; 5:2male and female created he them, and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created. 5:3And Adam lived a hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth: 5:4and the days of Adam after he begat Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters. 5:5And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.}

Cool longevity despite harsh ancient life, uh?

And on, and on and on.

Let me know if you need more examples from the Holy Bible.

So, is the Bible correct here (and in many other wrong verses)?

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