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New Testament: Science

    Matthew

  1. When was Jesus born? 2:1

  2. "The star ... went before them."
    If the star "went before them," leading them to Bethlehem, then it couldn't have been a star or any other astronomical object or event. But Matthew couldn't have known that. Everyone at the time thought that stars were just little points of light a short distance above the earth. It'd be no problem to have one hover above a particular place for a while. 2:9

  3. Herod kills all boys in and around Bethlehem that are two years old and under. Such a massacre would certainly have been noted by contemporary historians. Yet not even Josephus, who documented Herod's life in detail, mentioned this event. 2:16

  4. "He had fasted forty days and forty nights."
    The Science of Starvation: How long can humans survive without food or water? 4:2

  5. The devil kidnaps Jesus and takes him up to the top of the temple, and then to the top of "an exceedingly high mountain," high enough to see "all the kingdoms of the world." I guess the earth was flat in those days. 4:8

  6. "Behold the fowls of the air...." Jesus says that God feeds them. But, if so, he does one hell of a lousy job at it. Most birds die before leaving the nest, and the few who manage to fly soon die painful deaths of starvation, predation, or disease. If God is caring for them, pray that he stays away from you. 6:26

  7. Speaking of the birds, Jesus asks: "Are ye not much better than they?" This is meant as a rhetorical question, but the answer is far from obvious to me. I guess to Jesus, though, birds are not worth much compared to humans. So you can do whatever the hell you want with (and to) them. 6:26

  8. Peter's mother-in-law was sick with a fever. Jesus healed her by touching her hand, so she could get back to serving them. (Peter's mother-in-law? The first pope was married?) 8:14-15

  9. Jesus and his disciples were crossing a lake in a boat when a storm came. Jesus was asleep, so his chicken-shit disciples woke him up. Jesus rebuked them for having little faith and then calmed the winds and the waves. All of which was to show, what? That weather is sent by God and can be controlled by faith? 8:24-26

  10. Jesus heals a paralytic man by forgiving his sins. (Paralysis is caused by sinful behavior.) 9:2-6

  11. "Thy faith hath made thee whole."
    If you have enough faith, you will never get sick. (Illness is caused by sin and lack of faith. Medical science is unnecessary.) 9:22

  12. Jesus heals two blind men. (Or was it their blind faith that healed them?) 9:27-29

  13. Jesus heals a "dumb man possessed by a devil." (Those who cannot speak are possessed by a devil.) 9:32-33

  14. "Jesus went about all the cities and villages ... healing every sickness and every disease." 9:35

  15. Jesus gives his disciples "power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness." 10:1

  16. Jesus tells his disciples to perform all the usual tricks: "heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, and cast out devils." 10:8

  17. Jesus heals a withered hand. 12:10-13

  18. "Great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all." 12:15

  19. God is involved in the death of every sparrow. He sees to it that they each die painful deaths of starvation, predation, or disease. But don't worry. God will do the same for you. (He thinks that humans are worth much more than sparrows.) 10:29. 31

  20. Jesus casts out a devil from a man who was blind and dumb. (Those who are unable to see or hear are possessed by devils.) 12:22

  21. "Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly."
    12:40

  22. "An enemy hath done this."
    Some Christians believe that the natural evil in the world (predators, parasites, pain, death) is due to Satan, not God. 13:28

  23. Jesus is incorrect when he says that the mustard seed is the smallest seed. And since there are no trees in the mustard family, mustard seeds do not grow into "the greatest of all trees." 13:31-32

  24. "Jesus ... saw a great multitude ... and he healed their sick." 14:14

  25. "They sent out into all that country round about, and brought unto him all that were diseased ... and as many as touched were made perfectly whole." 14:35-37

  26. Jesus cures an epileptic "lunatic" by "rebuking the devil." (Epilepsy is caused by devils.) 17:15-18

  27. "The blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them." 21:14

  28. The end of the world will be signaled by wars, famines, disease, and earthquakes (6-7). And that's just "the beginning of sorrows" (8). Next believers will be hated and killed by unbelievers (9), believers will hate and betray each other (10), false prophets will fool people (11), iniquity will abound and love wax cold (12). But hey, if you make through all that, you'll be saved (13).

    Only one more thing will happen before the end comes: the gospel will be preached throughout the world (14). Well, that and the abomination of desolations will stand in the holy place (15), many false Christs and false prophets will show great signs and wonders (24), the sun and moon will be darkened and the stars will fall (29), the sign of the son of Man will appear in the sky, everyone on earth will mourn, and then, finally, the great and powerful son of Man will come in all his glory (30).

    Oh, and all these things will happen within the lifespan of Jesus' contemporaries (34).

    Or maybe not. Jesus was talking about things he knew nothing about (36). (See Mark 13:32.) 24:3-51

  29. "The moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven." Apparently, Jesus believed that the moon produces its own light, and that the stars are lights held in place by a firmament only a few miles above our heads. 24:29

  30. Jesus believed that Noah's flood actually happened. 24:37

  31. When Jesus was crucified, there was three hours of complete darkness "over all the land." And when he died, there was a great earthquake with many corpses walking the streets of Jerusalem. It is strange that there is no record of any of these extraordinary events outside of the gospels. 27:45, 51-53

  32. "And behold, there was a great earthquake." 28:2

    Mark

  33. Peter's mother-in-law was sick with a fever. Jesus healed her by touching her hand, so she could get back to serving them. 1:30-31

  34. Jesus heals "all that were diseased" by casting out devils. 1:32-34

  35. Jesus heals a paralytic man by forgiving his sins. (Paralysis is caused by sinful behavior.) Notice that Jesus didn't just heal him, he forgave his sins, which is something only God is supposed to be able to do. 2:3-12

  36. Jesus heals a man with a "withered hand." 3:1-5

  37. "He [Jesus] ordained twelve, that they should ... have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils." 3:14-15

  38. Jesus is incorrect when he says that the mustard seed is the smallest seed. (The smallest seeds are found among the tropical, epiphytic orchids.) 4:31

  39. "He arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm." 4:39

  40. "A certain woman ... had an issue of blood twelve years...."
    So this is where all those phony faith-healing stories came from! Notice that the doctors made her condition worse, but she was instantly cured by faith. 5:25-29

  41. "Thy faith hath made thee whole." If you have enough faith, you will never get sick. (Illness is caused by sin and lack of faith. Medical science is unnecessary.) 5:34

  42. "And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them." 6:13

  43. Jesus walks on water and calms the sea. 6:48-51

  44. "Whithersoever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole." 6:56

  45. Jesus puts his fingers in a deaf man's ears, then spits and touches his tongue. This immediately cured his deafness. 7:32-35

  46. Jesus cures a blind man by spitting in his eyes. 8:22-23

  47. Jesus' spit did not completely cure the blind. So Jesus tried again. He put his hands on the man's eyes and, this time, the blind man "saw every man clearly." 8:24-25

  48. Jesus heals a boy with "a dumb spirit" by saying, "Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him and enter no more into him." (Sounds like a script from Monty Python, doesn't it?) But how could a deaf spirit hear the words spoken to it? And how could a dumb spirit cry out? 9:17, 25-26

  49. Immortal worms: "Where their worm dieth not" 9:44, 46, 48

  50. "But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female."
    Jesus believed that sex and Adam and Eve were created "from the beginning." But the universe is about 13.7 billion years old, the earth 4.6 billion, sex a billion years or so, and humans (depending on how you define "human") for a couple million years. 10:6

  51. "Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight." 10:52

  52. "The beginnings of sorrows."
    The end of the world will be marked with wars, famines, and earthquakes. (Thank God for that helpful hint!) 13:8

  53. "In those days ... the moon shall not give her light, and the stars of heaven shall fall." Of course this is nonsense. The billions of stars will never fall to earth and the moon does not produce its own light. 13:24-25

  54. When Jesus was crucified, there was three hours of complete darkness "over the whole land." It is strange that there is no record of this extraordinary event outside of the gospels. 15:33

    Luke

  55. When was Jesus born? 2:1

  56. Being forty days ... And in those days he did eat nothing."
    The Science of Starvation: How long can humans survive without food or water? 4:2

  57. The devil takes Jesus to the top of a mountain and shows him "all the kingdoms of the world." I guess the world was flat in those days. 4:5

  58. Jesus cured Peter's mother-in-law (by "rebuking" her fever) so she could get back to work serving them. 4:38-39

  59. The people brought all their sick people to Jesus, and he cured every one of them. 4:40

  60. Jesus cures a man with leprosy. 5:12-13

  61. Jesus cures a paralytic by forgiving his sins, thereby proving that he is God (since only God can forgive sins) and paralysis is caused by sin. 5:18-25

  62. Jesus heals a man with a withered hand. 6:6-10

  63. Jesus heals people that are "vexed with unclean spirits." 6:18

  64. "The whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all." 6:19

  65. Jesus cures the centurion's slave. 7:2-10

  66. "And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak." 7:12-15

  67. Within a single hour, Jesus cured people of various plagues, evil spirits, and blindness. 7:21

  68. Jesus stops a storm by rebuking the wind and waves. 8:23-24

  69. Jesus heals a woman "having an issue of blood." It's the usual story: none of the doctors could cure her, but the faith hearer (Jesus, in this case) could. 8:43-44

  70. "Thy faith hath made thee whole." If you have enough faith, you will never get sick. (Illness is caused by sin and lack of faith. Medical science is unnecessary.) 8:48

  71. Jesus brings Jarius' dead daughter back to life. 8:49-55

  72. Jesus gave his disciples authority of all devils and to cure diseases. 9:1-2

  73. "He [Jesus] ... healed them that had need of healing." 9:11

  74. Epilepsy is caused by devils. 9:39

  75. Jesus cures an epiletic child by rebuking an unclean spirit. 9:42

  76. Jesus tells his disciples to do two things: heal the sick and say the kingdom of heaven has come upon you. 10:9

  77. People who cannot speak are possessed with devils. 11:14

  78. "Some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils ... and others ... sought of him a sign from heaven."
    A reasonable hypothesis (assuming devils exist) and a fair request (assuming a god exists). 11:15-16

  79. "If I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out?"
    Jesus believed the Pharisees could cast out demons, too! 11:19

  80. Jesus says it is impossible to get rid of unclean spirits. If you manage to evict one, he'll soon return with seven others "more wicked than himself" and you'll be worse off than you were before. So just learn to live with whatever unclean spirits that are currently possessing you. 11:24-26

  81. Jesus thinks that eyes can be evil. 11:34

  82. Jesus heals a woman with "a spirit of infirmity" by casting out a devil. (All illness is caused by devils.) 13:11-16

  83. Jesus heals ten lepers. 17:12-14

  84. Jesus believed the story of Noah's ark. He thought it really happened and had no problem with the idea of God drowning everything and everybody. 17:26-27

  85. Jesus also believes the story about Sodom's destruction. He says, "even thus shall it be in the day the son of man is revealed." This tells us about Jesus' knowledge of science and history. 17:29-32

  86. Jesus heals a blind man. 18:35-43

  87. "And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars." 21:25

  88. When Jesus was crucified, there was three hours of complete darkness "over all the earth." It is strange that there is no record of this extraordinary event outside of the gospels. 23:44-45

    John

  89. Jesus had remote viewing skills. 1:48-50

  90. "The wind bloeth where it listeth."
    Jesus says that no one knows which way the wind is blowing. But, of course, he was wrong about that. The direction and speed of the wind are easily measured. 3:8

  91. "If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?"
    Good question, Jesus! He was wrong about creation in Mk 10:6, wrong about the flood in Lk 17:26-27, and wrong about the smallest seed in Mt 13:31-32. So why would anyone believe him when he talks about heaven in Jn 3:16? 3:12

  92. Jesus heals a nobleman's son. 4:46-51

  93. Whoever enters a pool after it is stirred up by angels will be cured of "whatsoever disease he had." 5:4

  94. Jesus cures a paralytic man. 5:5-9

  95. Jesus believes people are crippled by God as a punishment for sin. He tells a crippled man, after healing him, to "sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee." 5:14

  96. The disciples ask Jesus about the cause of a man's blindness. Was it because he or his parents sinned? Jesus said neither had sinned. The man was born blind so that Jesus could show off his powers by curing him of his blindness. 9:1-3

  97. Jesus spits on the ground, mixes his spit with the dirt, and rubs the muddy spit on (or in?) a blind man's eyes. Then he told him to wash in the pool of Siloam. After that, the blind man could see again. The Bible doesn't say whether it was the holy spit, holy mud, or holy water that did the trick. 9:6-7

  98. "Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit."
    Jesus was wrong about seeds. If a seed dies, it dies. It only produces a new plant if it stays alive (in a dormant stage) until it germinates. Dead seeds bring forth no fruit. 12:24

    Acts

  99. "Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven?"
    This verse was used by a Dominican friar to discourage the use of Galileo's telescope. (Notice the pun on Galileo's name in "men of Galilee".) 1:11

  100. "The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood."
    It happens with every solar or lunar eclipse. 2:20

  101. Peter heals a lame man. 3:2-7

  102. "Spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began"
    The prophets have spoken "since the world began," which means that humans have been around since the creation of the world. 3:20

  103. "When they had prayed, the place was shaken."
    The first prayer-caused earthquake. 4:31

  104. The sick were healed just by touching the shadow of Peter. 5:15-16

  105. Peter heals a man with palsy. 9:33-34

  106. Peter raises Tabitha from the dead. 9:36-40

  107. Sick people are oppressed by the devil. 10:38

  108. Paul heals a crippled man. 14:8-10

  109. After only two years of preaching, everyone in Asia had heard the word of the Lord! 19:10

  110. Sick people were cured by touching the handkerchief or apron of Paul. And the evil spirits when out of them." 19:12

  111. Paul is bitten by a poisonous snake and yet lives. The "barbarians" who were shipwrecked with him thought he must be a murderer since he was bitten; but then they changed their minds and thought him to be a god since he didn't die. (The snake story is especially interesting since there are no poisonous snakes on Malta, and there is no evidence of their existence in the past.) 28:3-6

  112. By praying and touching the sick people of Malta, Paul cures them of their diseases. 28:8-9

    Romans

  113. The existence and nature of God are self-evident; thus, unbelievers are "without excuse." 1:20

  114. The Religious Right often uses Romans 1:21-25 to condemn environmentalists. 1:21-25

  115. Paul claims that before Adam sinned death did not exist. But, of course, death didn't enter the world a few thousand years ago because of Adam's sin. Death has been a part of life since life first arose (on this planet, at least) a few billion years ago. 5:12

  116. "The whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now."
    Some Christians use this verse to show that we live in a sin cursed world. (But others disagree.) 8:22

  117. Paul says that everyone, even in his day, had the gospel preached to them. Even the Native Americans, Asians, Pacific Islanders? 10:18

    1 Corinthians

  118. Those who eat and drink unworthily often get sick and die. (And then go to hell.) 11:30

  119. "In Adam all die."
    Nothing died before Adam sinned. 15:22

  120. Paul shows his ignorance (and God's) of biology by saying that only dead seeds will germinate. Actually, a seed must be alive to germinate. 15:36

  121. "All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another of beasts."
    This verse is used by Creationists to argue against both evolution and any attempt to create "human-animal hybrids" or "chimeras." 15:39

  122. "The first man Adam"
    Young Earth Creationists use this verse to support a literal reading of Genesis. "If we cannot believe in the First Adam, why believe in the Last [Christ]?" 15:45

  123. "And afterward that which is spiritual."
    Asa Gray, the foremost American botanist in the 19th century and close friend of Charles Darwin, used this verse to support the idea that the Bible is not inconsistent with human evolution. 15:46

    2 Corinthians

  124. "As the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty"
    Paul believed the silly talking snake story in Genesis 3. 11:3

    Galatians

    Ephesians

  125. Satan is the "prince of the power of the air." Until modern times Christians believed that Satan was responsible for storms and droughts. 2:2

    Philippians

    Colossians

  126. "For by him were all things created.... All things were created by him, and for him.... And by him all things consist." Including guinea worms? 1:16-17

    1 Thessalonians

    2 Thessalonians

    1 Timothy

  127. "For Adam was first formed, then Eve." Young Earth Creationists use this verse to show that Paul believed the creation story in Gen 2:18-22. 2:13

  128. "Science falsely so called"
    Avoid science, especially that which disagrees with Paul.
    This verse is often used by believers to justify the rejection of any idea, scientific or otherwise, that contradicts the bible. 6:20

    2 Timothy

    Titus

    Philemon

    Hebrews

  129. God set the earth on a foundation; therefore, it does not move. 1:10

  130. "Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying ... I shake not the earth only, but also heaven."
    When God speaks there are earthquakes (and heavenquakes). 12:26

    James

  131. James says that, even in his day, all beasts, birds, serpents, and sea creatures had been tamed by humans. 3:7

  132. If you are sick, rely on the power of prayer. It works every time. 5:14-15

  133. By praying, Elias was able to keep it from raining for three and a half years. 5:17

    1 Peter

  134. "Eight souls were saved by water."
    God drowned everyone on earth except for Noah and his family. This verse is used by young-earth Creationists to show that New Testament writers believed the Old Testament stories. 3:20

    2 Peter

  135. "God ... spared not the old world, but saved Noah."
    Young Earth Creationists use this verse to show that the New Testament authors believed in the flood story. (So you should too.) 2:4-5

    1 John

  136. "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world."
    Don't love nature, or study it, or try to protects it. 2:15

    2 John

    3 John

    Jude

    Revelation

  137. "Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him." This could only happen on a flat earth. 1:7

  138. "Thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created." God created parasites, pathogens, and predators for his very own pleasure. One of his favorite species is guinea worms. 4:11

  139. The sixth seal is opened and there is a great earthquake, the sun becomes black, and the moon red, the stars fall from heaven, and mountains and islands move around. 6:12-14

  140. "And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth...." To John, the stars are just little lights a few miles away that can easily fall to the earth. 6:13

  141. John "saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth." Well, I guess that settles it: the earth is flat and square-shaped, or at least quadrilateral in shape. 7:1

  142. An angel threw the censer down to earth, causing thunder, lightning, and earthquakes. 8:5

  143. "And there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters." In the Bible, stars are just little lights that can fall to the ground from the sky. 8:10

  144. The fourth trumpet smites one third of the sun, moon, and stars. 8:12

  145. "I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth." 9:1

  146. "There were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail." 11:19

  147. The dragon's tail smacks down to earth one third of the stars. To the author of Revelation, the stars are just little lights that can fall to the ground from the sky. 12:4

  148. The seventh vial: voices, thunders, lightnings, earthquakes, hail. 16:17-21

  149. "And there was no more sea."
    For an old sailor like me, this verse, if it were true, would be one of the saddest verses in the Bible. 21:1

    2 Corinthians

  150. "As the serpent beguiled Eve"
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    Galatians

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    Ephesians

  151. Satan is the "prince of the power of the air." Until modern times Christians believed that Satan was responsible for storms and droughts. 2:2 [../tapitcode.html]

    Philippians

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    Colossians

  152. "For by him were all things created.... All things were created by him, and for him.... And by him all things consist." Including guinea worms? 1:16-17 [../tapitcode.html]

    1 Thessalonians

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    2 Thessalonians

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    1 Timothy

  153. "For Adam was first formed, then Eve." Young Earth Creationists use this verse to show that Paul believed the creation story in Gen.2:18-22. 2:13

  154. "Science falsely so called"
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    2 Timothy

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    Titus

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    Philemon

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    Hebrews

  155. God set the earth on a foundation; therefore, it does not move. 1:10

  156. "Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying ... I shake not the earth only, but also heaven."
    When God speaks there are earthquakes (and heavenquakes). 12:26 [../tapitcode.html]

    James

  157. James says that, even in his day, all beasts, birds, serpents, and sea creatures had been tamed by humans. 3:7

  158. If you are sick, rely on the power of prayer. It works every time. 5:14-15

  159. By praying, Elias was able to keep it from raining for three and a half years. 5:17 [../tapitcode.html]

    1 Peter

  160. "Eight souls were saved by water."
    God drowned everyone on earth except for Noah and his family. This verse is used by young-earth Creationists to show that New Testament writers believed the Old Testament stories. 3:20 [../tapitcode.html]

    2 Peter

  161. "God ... spared not the old world, but saved Noah."
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    1 John

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    2 John

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    3 John

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    Jude

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    Revelation

  162. "Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him." This could only happen on a flat earth. 1:7

  163. "Thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created." God created parasites, pathogens, and predators for his very own pleasure. One of his favorite species is guinea worms. 4:11

  164. The sixth seal is opened and there is a great earthquake, the sun becomes black, and the moon red, the stars fall from heaven, and mountains and islands move around. 6:12-14

  165. "And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth...." To John, the stars are just little lights a few miles away that can easily fall to the earth. 6:13

  166. John "saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth." Well, I guess that settles it: the earth is flat and square-shaped, or at least quadrilateral in shape. 7:1

  167. An angel threw the censer down to earth, causing thunder, lightning, and earthquakes. 8:5

  168. "And there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters." In the bible, stars are just little lights that can fall to the ground from the sky. 8:10

  169. The fourth trumpet smites one third of the sun, moon, and stars. 8:12

  170. "I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth." 9:1

  171. "There were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail." 11:19

  172. The dragon's tail smacks down to earth one third of the stars. To the author of Revelation, the stars are just little lights that can fall to the ground from the sky. 12:4

  173. The seventh vial: voices, thunders, lightnings, earthquakes, hail. 16:17-21

  174. "And there was no more sea."
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    2 Corinthians

  175. "As the serpent beguiled Eve"
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    Galatians

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    Ephesians

  176. Satan is the "prince of the power of the air." Until modern times Christians believed that Satan was responsible for storms and droughts. 2:2 [../tapitcode.html]

    Philippians

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    Colossians

  177. "For by him were all things created.... All things were created by him, and for him.... And by him all things consist." Including guinea worms? 1:16-17 [../tapitcode.html]

    1 Thessalonians

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    2 Thessalonians

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    1 Timothy

  178. "For Adam was first formed, then Eve." Young Earth Creationists use this verse to show that Paul believed the creation story in Gen.2:18-22. 2:13

  179. "Science falsely so called"
    Avoid science, especially that which disagrees with Paul.
    This verse is often used by believers to justify the rejection of any idea, scientific or otherwise, that contradicts the bible. 6:20 [../tapitcode.html]

    2 Timothy

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    Titus

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    Philemon

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    Hebrews

  180. God set the earth on a foundation; therefore, it does not move. 1:10

  181. "Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying ... I shake not the earth only, but also heaven."
    When God speaks there are earthquakes (and heavenquakes). 12:26 [../tapitcode.html]

    James

  182. James says that, even in his day, all beasts, birds, serpents, and sea creatures had been tamed by humans. 3:7

  183. If you are sick, rely on the power of prayer. It works every time. 5:14-15

  184. By praying, Elias was able to keep it from raining for three and a half years. 5:17 [../tapitcode.html]

    1 Peter

  185. "Eight souls were saved by water."
    God drowned everyone on earth except for Noah and his family. This verse is used by young-earth Creationists to show that New Testament writers believed the Old Testament stories. 3:20 [../tapitcode.html]

    2 Peter

  186. "God ... spared not the old world, but saved Noah."
    Young Earth Creationists use this verse to show that the New Testament authors believed in the flood story. (So you should too.) 2:4-5 [../tapitcode.html]

    1 John

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    2 John

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    3 John

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    Jude

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    Revelation

  187. "Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him." This could only happen on a flat earth. 1:7

  188. "Thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created." God created parasites, pathogens, and predators for his very own pleasure. One of his favorite species is guinea worms. 4:11

  189. The sixth seal is opened and there is a great earthquake, the sun becomes black, and the moon red, the stars fall from heaven, and mountains and islands move around. 6:12-14

  190. "And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth...." To John, the stars are just little lights a few miles away that can easily fall to the earth. 6:13

  191. John "saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth." Well, I guess that settles it: the earth is flat and square-shaped, or at least quadrilateral in shape. 7:1

  192. An angel threw the censer down to earth, causing thunder, lightning, and earthquakes. 8:5

  193. "And there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters." In the bible, stars are just little lights that can fall to the ground from the sky. 8:10

  194. The fourth trumpet smites one third of the sun, moon, and stars. 8:12

  195. "I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth." 9:1

  196. "There were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail." 11:19

  197. The dragon's tail smacks down to earth one third of the stars. To the author of Revelation, the stars are just little lights that can fall to the ground from the sky. 12:4

  198. The seventh vial: voices, thunders, lightnings, earthquakes, hail. 16:17-21

  199. "And there was no more sea."
    For an old sailor like me, this verse, if it were true, would be one of the saddest verses in the bible. 21:1 [../tapitcode.html] [../tapitcode.html]