by Gray Graham
Atheists have a saying, “I know the Bible better than you do.” when speaking with Christians. Nine times out of ten they are right. Survey after survey show that the overwhelming majority of people that identify as Christians can not answer the most basic tenets of Christianity.
I am going to say that this is because Christianity unlike other major religions allow for self interpretation. This is why the last time I checked there were about 3600 different denominations of Christianity in the world. Most people that identify as Christians don’t even consider Catholics as Christians which should tell you where we are as a faith today.
Now when atheists say that they know the Bible better they are usually talking to a zealot that is trying to justify their bigotry or hate with mistaken beliefs in the Bible that they have heard at church at some point in their life.
Other times however they telling a buffet Christian that no the Bible actually does say that. See there are a lot of people that are trying to fit the teachings of Jesus Christ into the multicultural coexist world. Instead of saying that Jesus is the only way they want to say that we all can be friends. Instead of saying certain behavior is a sin they want to say the verses they don’t like have been mistranslated at least a billion times and were just done correctly in 2018 just like in the Stargate movie.
I don’t believe that people understand that when you try to repudiate one part of the Bible then you are going to repudiate all of the Bible. If you think one part of it is mistranslated or added by evil people what kept the other parts from be added incorrectly and mistranslated.
Christianity is not for everyone just ask an atheists. I have never understood why some people feel the need to claim to be a Christian when they actually reject the teachings of Jesus Christ. Maybe it is because of tradition. Maybe it is a fear of going to Hell. Maybe it is just a lack of understanding. Maybe it is just a lack of courage.
It takes a lot of courage to reject God completely. Even the people that tell me to keep my Jesus taught won’t fully say God doesn’t exist. Instead they will chalk God up to some abstract concept where they just try to be good by their personal standards so they will always be good just in case God is real.
I think the flaw so many people have is that they don’t see God in people when they need to and they see bad in the Bible because of bad people.
You don’t know the Bible very well just because you say it is so anymore than you are a doctor because you say it is so. Just because you have studied the Bible for years and might hold a theology degree or two does not mean you understand the Bible nor believe in it teachings. There are plenty of people in this world that study religion just to disprove its teachings.
So don’t tell the world you are a devoted Christian and asking why people saying the Bible says this when that ain’t right when you don’t actually know what the Bible states. Here’s a hint, if you at any point have to ask about Bible verses then you don’t actually know. If you ever need any help there is always an atheist online willing to give you a dissertation on why there is no God.