Evolution of the Human Body -Ray Comfort
"I personally don't believe in an afterlife as I see no evidence for one, and why would there be? How can your consciousness still exist if you don't have a functioning brain? Show me how it would work and I'll rethink my position." Andy Duchemin
Your consciousness is your self-realization. It is the real perceptive you--something the Bible calls your "soul." Skeptics often object to the soul-word because it has connotations of God, and therefore moral responsibility. However, it is just a biblical synonym for the word "life," and who would argue that life exists within the human body?
It is life that motives the body. When someone dies, the person/life/soul passes on. Some have a belief the life ceases at that point, while the Scriptures make it clear that at death the person does indeed "pass on," and he or she passes on into eternity.
Over a lifetime the human body changes. It evolves. One glance at old photos reminds the 84 year-old that he looks radically different than he did when he was 14 years old. Different though his body is, he is still the same soul, with a lot more knowledge and experience.
I have a friend who was born without arms and legs. Despite having half a body, Nick is a compete soul, full of vibrant life, has great faculties, and he loves God with all of his heart, mind, and soul. If one of his lungs was to be removed, or a kidney, he would still be a complete personality...a complete soul.
Each of us are more than the four pounds of flesh we call a "brain." It only functions because life works through it. When the soul leaves the body, the brain no longer works because life is no longer there. So to say that there is no soul because the brain stops working after death, doesn't prove there is no soul. It proves the very opposite. The brain no longer registers consciousness, because the soul has left.
"For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" (Mark 8:36).
Job 9:7 "Which commandeth the sun, and it riseth not; and sealeth up the stars." And everyone knows that the Earth doesn't move and the Sun actually orbits the Earth making the Sun rise! Right? Job 26:11 "The pillars of heaven tremble and are astonished at his reproof." And the sky is on pillars too? Seriously?... Job 37:18 "Hast thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten looking glass?" How does NASA get through that molten glass with out breaking it or crashing it? Job 38:13 "That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?" Answer those problems Ray from that ONE book." HopeYourGuessMyName
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You and other atheists, who find all these mistakes in God's Word, must be thrown into confusion when your local forecaster tells you what time the sun rises each day. Or you must be rolling on the floor when a newsreader tells you that a reporter went to the ends of the earth to cover a story.
If you want to point to metaphors or figures of speech as your examples of mistakes, you should have gone to the Book of Revelation. It's full of them. Here's a good one for you to use, from Isaiah: God said that Israel was the apple of His eye. Ha! We all know that eyes don't have apples in them.
And why would you believe that the earth doesn't move, when modern science has discovered that it's moving at 66,600 mph through space, and at the same time it's spinning at a 1,000 miles-per-hour? Perhaps you live in an earthquake-free country, and you've never felt the earth move. Or maybe you thought Carole King was scientifically illiterate when she sang,
"I feel the earth move under my feet; I feel the sky tumbling down..."
Sky tumbling down! Seriously.
You may also like to explain to international pilots your belief that everyone knows the earth doesn't move, and that will save them having to allow for the earth's rotation, when they plan their flight path.
After quoting "Hast thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten looking glass?" you sarcastically ask "How does NASA get through that molten glass with out breaking it or crashing it?"
The answer is that they have to send the shuttle into the sky at an incredible 17,500MPH to break through it. When a space vehicle passes through that shield, it doesn't break it. It breaks through it. Didn't you know that? Without the shield of the five atmospheric layers, we would all be dead. So you can thank God that He placed that protective layer around the earth.
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