Science and History
Cruelty and Violence
- Peter says that their strange behavior (speaking in tongues, etc.) was to be expected since they were living in
"the last days." 2:17
- In the last days (which Peter believes have already come) God will show great signs
and wonders -- things like "blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke." 2:19
- Peter claims that Dt 18:18-19
refers to Jesus, saying that those who refuse to follow him (all non-Christians) must be killed.
- Ezekiel (26:14,
prophesied that Tyre would be completely destroyed by Nebuchadrezzar, never to
be built again. Yet it wasn't destroyed, as is evident from this verse.
- Gen 49:10 says that all of Israel's kings will be from the
tribe of Judah, yet we see in this verse that Israel's first king was from the tribe of
- Paul quotes God as saying, "I have found David the
son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my
will." But no such quote can be found in the Old Testament. (Although
1 Sam 13:14 does refer to
David as "a man after his [God's] own heart." And it makes some sense, too, since David was
nearly as cruel as the biblical God.) 13:22
- In one of the few times that Paul quotes Jesus, he attributes to him words that are not found in the gospels.
(It is better to give than to receive.") 20:35
- Ezekiel (26:14, 21;
27:36) prophesied that Tyre would be completely destroyed by Nebuchadrezzar, never to
be built again. Yet it wasn't destroyed, as is evident from these verses. 21:3-4
- These verses claim that Moses and the prophets prophesied that Jesus would suffer and rise from the dead.
But in what scripture is such a prophecy made? 26:22-23