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Real Answers™
Copyright: © 2007 Tom Flannery
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By: Tom Flannery

With so many devout atheists stepping forward these days to ask where the evidence is for the existence of God and the veracity of the Bible, it seems to me that God might respond by asking a few questions of His own.  Here are a few of them:
*How did the apostle John foresee the advent of satellite technology back in the first century?  (See Revelation 11:9)
*How did the apostle Paul know, some 2,000 years before the AIDS epidemic, that homosexual behavior would in time produce death within the bodies of those who practice it?  (See Romans 1:27, 32)
*How was the prophet Zechariah, hundreds of years before the time of Christ, able to describe a future military attack involving what can only be nuclear weapons (See Zechariah 14:12)?  And how did Jesus know that man would one day have the ability to destroy the human race?  (See Matthew 24:22)
*How did Isaiah know some 2,500 years before the time of Columbus that the earth is a circle?  (See Isaiah 40:22)

*How was Isaiah and other Old Testament writers able to describe the hydrologic cycle in such detail hundreds of years before the time of Christ?  (See Isaiah 55:10-11;  Job 26:8, 28:10, 36:27-28, 38:22;  etc.)
*How did the writer of the Book of Job know, thousands of years before the time of Christ, that the moon does not give off its own light? (See Job 25:5)
*How did Job know back then that God "hangs the earth upon nothing," a perfect description of gravity?  (See Job 26:7)
*How did Moses and Jeremiah know thousands of years before the invention of the telescope that the stars in the sky cannot be counted by man (Genesis 15:5, Jeremiah 33:22)?

*Considering the celebrated philosopher and scientific thinker Herbert Spencer won such acclaim just over a century ago for his hypothesis that the entire universe is based upon five factors -- time, force, action, space and matter -- how was it possible that Moses understood this thousands of years earlier, and recorded it in the very first verse of Scripture:  "In the beginning [time], God [force] created [action] the heavens [space] and the earth [matter]" (Gen. 1:1)?
*How did the Bible authors reveal these and numerous other scientific and medical truths so many hundreds of years before these truths were "discovered" by science, if they were not inspired by an all-knowing God?

*How were the Old Testament prophets able to reveal, hundreds and even thousands of years in advance, so many specific details about the coming Messiah -- that He would be born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2), born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14), be the Son of God (Psalm 2:12, Proverbs 30:4), and so much more?

*And how were they able to foretell the history of the modern state of Israel thousands of years before the events took place?  (See Ezekiel 37:11-12, Isaiah 27:6, Ezekiel 36:24, Zecharaiah 12:2-3, etc.)
*Regarding the theory of evolution, how exactly did life emerge from non-living materials in the first place?  In light of the fact that we've known this to be an impossibility from the time of Pasteur's experiments about a century ago, how do you explain it?  Moreover, if evolution is the proven fact that we keep hearing it is, can this life-from-non-life proposition be demonstrated in any laboratory or anywhere else in the world?
*On the Big Bang (the unguided version advanced by atheists), what other time in all of recorded history has any explosion resulted in beauty, order and complexity?  Much less produced an entire universe characterized by beauty, order and complexity?  Yes, I know there are defects throughout, but the Bible explains them as the result of the Fall and tells us this is why creation itself groans in eager anticipation of the Lord's return and the restoration of this world (Romans 8:22).
*Furthermore, what exactly exploded in this unguided Big Bang?  If your answer is energy, then where did that energy come from?  Nothing times nothing does not equal everything.
I've been asking these and many other questions to atheists for years and I'm still waiting to hear some viable -- dare I say reasonable -- answers to them.  But I've long stopped holding my breath.

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