Biblical_Flaws[1] - OurRebuttal: Jesus as God/Son of God...

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Ali Musa Jaffer and Muhammad Jaffer Our Rebuttal: Christianity-Flaws and Inconsistencies Exposed Jesus as God/Son of God? You stated on many occasions that Jesus is the Son of God/God, and we will now go through to disprove each of his attributes that to you necessitate his being God: 1) Jesus was born of a virgin without the “aid” of a father. Objection : What about Adam, who had neither father nor mother? Or Melchizedek, the high priest, who didn’t have neither, as well as no beginning nor end (refer to Hebrews 7:3)? Why aren’t they considered God/from the trinity?! 2) Jesus raised the dead. Objection : Many others raised the dead before Jesus: Then he [Elijah] stretched himself out on the boy three times and cried to the LORD, "O LORD my God, let this boy's life return to him!" The LORD heard Elijah's cry, and the boy's life returned to him, and he lived. (1Kings 17:21-22). As well, a dead man who was lowered into a grave and touched the bones of Elisha came back to life (2 Kings 13:21). 3) Jesus had a “peerless” character. Objection : Far from it. The Jesus of the Bible had no such thing. In Matthew 5:22, Jesus states: But anyone who says, 'You fool!' will be in danger of the fire of hell. However, in Matthew 23:17, Jesus states, You blind fools! Which is greater: the gold, or the temple that makes the gold sacred?. Indeed, a man who does not heed his own advice cannot be called one of peerless character; rather, he may be called a hypocrite. In Matthew 15:4, he tells the people to 'Honor your father and mother' and also that 'Anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death. However, he violates his own maxim in John 2:4, saying, “Woman, what does that have to do with us?” (NASB) and in Luke 14:26, saying “ "If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters—yes, even his own life—he cannot be my disciple.”. An individual that gives conflicting and contradictory statements is surely not infallible. In Matthew 5:44, Jesus orders people to love their enemies and bless them that curse them, but in John 10:8 he alleged, “All that came before me are thieves and robbers”. Clearly, he practiced one thing and preached another. Enough said. 4) Jesus rose from the dead. Objection : Firstly, Jesus was not the first to be resurrected. Many others that lived before him, contemporaneously, and after were also brought back to life. Numerous examples can be cited, so the verses shall just be listed: 1 Kings 17:21-22 (Elijah resurrected a child), 1 Samuels 28: 7-15 (Samuel raised by Saul’s medium), 2 Kings 4:32-35 (Elisha raised dead son of Shunammite), 2 Kings 13:21 (bones of Elisha touch dead man to resurrect the latter), Luke 9:28-30 (Moses and Elijah come back at the Transfiguration), Matthew 9:18-25 (Jairus’s daughter is resurrected), Acts 9:36-41 (Peter raises Tabitha), Acts 20:9-10 (Paul raises Eutychus). Thus emerging from the dead isn’t unprecedented.
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2011 for the course CHM 2051 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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