Knowledge that is based on ultimate truth, then, can only be provided by God the Creator, who knows everything and is the source of truth. Christ, the God-Man, said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life” John 14:6. Note that He not only speaks truth; He is the truth! Thus, any claim to knowledge that contradicts what Christ said and what God’s Word says is false. – Dr. John C. Witcomb
I am genuinely pleased to see my friend Ark sharing his views – albeit, very wrong and poorly understood- on Christianity.
The great thing though is that Ark thinks and speaks more about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and His father, Yahweh Elohim than most who profess to be Christians.
Great job friend; one of these days the scales of pride that you wield as a badge of honor will fall from your spiritual eyes, and you will see things with a clarity that’s afforded only to those with a humble heart.
Grace, grace, grace to your mountain of pride.
Before I address your points, I want to reference this brilliant piece by Lyle Duell. I hope you read it: Against Reason, Systems and Idols
Now on to the 5 points you’ve made.
1. Christianity (also Judaism and Islam) is built upon a foundation of violence.
Christianity is built upon the foundation of sacredness. Love. Love God, love others – and this includes your enemies, real or perceived. In this seemingly simple yet oh so very profound command, there is absolutely no room for violence for all life is sacred.
Your life is sacred Ark, Jesus demonstrated that.
2. Christianity’s claim for the need of salvation has no basis in truth as the Human Genome Project has shown that, an Historical Adam and Eve as portrayed in the bible could not possibly have existed and thus, no Original Sin.
If the HGP has demonstrated what you’ve claimed, why then do you suppose that Dr. Collins is [still] a Christian?
If there is no sin, why is there death? If there is no sin, why are there courthouses and jails in your country.
3. It has been demonstrated that, the story of a global, genocidal flood as portrayed in the bible is scientifically impossible.
I scanned the linked article and your premise is basically, “It doesn’t stand up to my significantly limited reasoning capabilities how El Elyon did it, therefore I conclude it certainly didn’t or couldn’t have happened as portrayed in the Bible.”
If you haven’t, now is a good time to read my brother Lyle’s post on Reason. Here’s this gem from it:
“What happens when reason forgets that she is not God? Well, she will attempt to storm the very throne of God and pretend to be God. In this, she becomes what the ancients called an idol. We could conclude from this that the building of systems is nothing more than modern man’s building of temples for the idols of the human mind.
When reason alone looks for God, she is not searching for God with a capital G, she really is looking for a god that she can manipulate and place in her system or her temple of idols.”
4. Archaeology has demonstrated, through evidence that runs contrary to the bible, there is no basis in fact in the tale of the Exodus, which is now regarded as a foundation myth.
This is simply a false statement. Your so-called evidence cannot and did not prove that the Exodus was a myth; neither is it capable of disproving the Biblical account of the Exodus.
In the words of the apostle Paul, my dear Ark it’s time to turn away from godless, foolish discussions and be very wary of pseudo-science/false knowledge.
Also pass on to my brothers Peter and Kia – don’t deceive yourselves friends, evil communications corrupt good manners. This has been demonstrated by the steady, downward spiral in the caliber of comments made by them.
5. There is no verifiable evidence for the claimed divinity of the biblical character, Jesus of Nazareth. Neither, in fact, is there any contemporary evidence whatsoever for the character.
Another gross nonsense statement. Of course there’s much evidence for the divinity of Jesus of Nazareth. A better claim for you is that you’re not convinced by the evidence; but to say there’s no evidence causes you to lose any thread of credibility you may have been hanging your incredulously prideful life on.
Wisdom begins by esteeming the Lord.
But what does that say about the man who has not yet gotten to the place where he can even acknowledge that a God [the Creator of the universe] exists.
Keep searching for truth my friend. I promise if you are genuine and humble about it and search for it with all your heart, you’ll have no choice but to find it. Such is the way of Truth.
Truth is a person! And when you possess Truth, the Truth possesses you!