actually you're assuming a little bit. I have not knee-jerkly dismissed points and issues raised by others, to me, on this site, simply because I know the types that are sending them. I agree with you that hyper-labeling of people will tend to shut down meaningful communication. and we all need to watch out for that. and try at least to keep a cool reasonable open mind. believe it or not, I will not totally diss a point (like about Acts 15:22 and the "congregation") simply because I know that the person saying it is an apostate Protestant Korah type. cuz even he may have an interesting point that needs to be considered, pondered, examined, and addressed. which is what I have done.
like that other dude, who doesn't even profess belief in the Bible, who I was going into about Noah's Ark. and his thing on that. he asked me what was needed by those at Noah's time to be saved. I addressed him, and considered his take on it. the fact that we're in general disagreement does not mean that I did not consider his words on it. otherwise why would I take the time to go into it, and his objections. but don't think that every person's view is as valid as the next person's. cuz such a notion is not supported by reason, Scripture, logic, or common sense. they're can't be various conflicting sets of "truths" if they disagree. either Noah's Ark happened the way the Bible and Archeology indicate, or they didn't. also, I hate to say it. but you're grossly ignorant when you say that the Bible has no evidence for its authenticity. the Koran has no prophecy and no scientific support. I have papers on it, to show you the differences.
Jesus Christ said in prayer to God the Father: “Your word is truth.” (John 17:17) But do the facts support this? When the Bible is carefully examined, do we find that it really is the truth? Students of history who have studied the Bible are often amazed at its accuracy. The Bible contains specific names and details that can be confirmed. Consider some examples. Look at pictures and writing on the temple wall at Karnak, Egypt. They tell of the victory, about 3,000 years ago,
of Pharaoh Shishak over the kingdom of Judah during the rule of Solomon’s son Rehoboam. The Bible tells about the same event. (1 Kings 14:25, 26)
Look also at the Moabite Stone. The original can be seen in the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. The writing tells of the rebellion by King Mesha of Moab against Israel. This event is also reported in the Bible. (2 Kings 1:1; 3:4-27) Also, the Pool of Siloam and the entrance of a 1,749-foot-long (533-meter-long) water tunnel in Jerusalem also. Many modern-day tourists to Jerusalem have walked through this tunnel. Its existence is further proof that the Bible is true. How so? Because the Bible explains that King Hezekiah had this tunnel built over 2,500 years ago to protect his water supply from an invading army. (2 Kings 20:20; 2 Chronicles 32:2-4, 30)
At the British Museum a visitor can see the Nabonidus Chronicle, a copy of which can be seen in photos. It describes the fall of ancient Babylon, even as the Bible also does. (Daniel 5:30, 31) But the Bible says that Belshazzar was then king of Babylon. Yet the Nabonidus Chronicle does not even name Belshazzar. In fact, at one time all known ancient writings said that Nabonidus was Babylon’s last king.
So some who said the Bible is not true claimed that Belshazzar never existed and that the Bible was wrong. But in recent years ancient writings have been found that identified Belshazzar as a son of Nabonidus and co-ruler with his father in Babylon at the time! Yes, the Bible really is true, as so many, many examples prove.
Yet the Bible does not contain only true history. Everything it says is true. Even when it touches on matters of science, it is marvelously accurate. To give just some examples: In ancient times it was commonly believed that the earth had some visible support, that it rested on something, such as on a giant. Yet in perfect agreement with scientific evidence, the Bible reports that God is “hanging the earth upon nothing.” (Job 26:7) And rather than saying that the earth is flat, as many believed in the past, the Bible says that God “is dwelling above the circle of the earth.” (Isaiah 40:22)
The Bible gave sound accurate rules on when to perform circumcision of newborn Jewish boys—the eighth day after birth. (Leviticus 12:3) That day has the highest vitamin-k quantity and blood-clotting ability of the male’s entire life. Something that could not be known back then without a microscope or laboratory. And also good rules on sanitation and hygiene were given. (Leviticus 13:1-15; Deuteronomy 23:13)
All sound and correct. Ahead of its time. And so on. The Bible vindicated and proven true. But the greatest proof that the Bible really is from God is its perfect record in FORETELLING the future. No book by men accurately reports history before it happens; yet the Bible does. It is filled with accurate PROPHECIES , yes, of history actually written in advance. Like with Israel’s captivity in Babylon, and the later release by Cyrus the Persian. (Jeremiah 20:4; Isaiah 45:1) Some of the most remarkable prophecies are about the arrival of God’s Son the Messiah. The Hebrew Scriptures accurately foretold hundreds of years in advance that this Promised One would be born in Bethlehem, that He would be born of a Virgin, that He would be betrayed for 30 pieces of silver, that He would be counted in with criminals, that no bone of His body would be broken, that dice would be cast for His garments, and many MANY more details.—READ: Micah 5:2; Matthew 1:22,23; 2:3-9; 27:3-5,35; Isaiah 7:14; 53:12; Zechariah 11:12,13; Luke 22:37,52; 23:32,33; Psalm 22:18; 34:20; John 19:36. (The Bible has a different character and power and reliability than do any of the other religious “holy” books in existence!)
The Koran has mistakes about Samaria, Abraham and Moses living at the same time when they lived hundreds years apart, saying in one place that the earth was created in 8 days and in other place in 6 days. and so forth. don't even compare the Bible and the Koran. it won't work. and I was actually right about you. you're not just some neutral onlooker. but a person who is too acquainted with JWs to be so sweet-talked every second. a person who is trying to hurt the cause, not just seek things out. no wonder I went off on you!!! so I take back about 50% of my apology, since I gave it under a false impression. but even so, I concede a little bit. but you're not that "nice" a guy yourself. and plus in many ways, you're intellectually dishonest. to diss the Bible's validity, and claim that the Koran has the same evidence for it. that is simply inaccurate. I get annoyed, because it becomes obvious that you see what you want to see, and believe what you want to believe. because the issue is what the issue has always been. since the Garden of Eden. FINAL AUTHORITY. human nature since Adam rebels against it. and finds loopholes and escape clauses and false reasonings to worm their way out of it. "deceiving themselves with false reasoning" (James 1,2). But again, I have addressed, and have not summarily dismissed things that I've heard all the time. and the Bible does have archeological and historical proof for its authenticity. explain the 8th day circumcision vitamin k thing?? I'd like to hear an explanation for that one.