Answer to If the creation of Allah can be an atheist, is science atheist? by Kenneth Andre Brown Sr https://www.quora.com/If-the-creation-of-Allah-can-be-an-atheist-is-science-atheist/answer/Kenneth-Andre-Brown-Sr-1?ch=99&share=478d5904&srid=Vz4x
Answer to Why isn’t atheism classified as another religion? by Kenneth Andre Brown Sr https://www.quora.com/Why-isnt-atheism-classified-as-another-religion/answers/110243860?ch=99&share=f1016c91&srid=Vz4x
The 865th question asks why isn’t atheism classified as another religion? It is obvious to any thinking person that a religion is a belief system atheism is not a belief.
Kenneth Andre Brown Sr, I grew up as a Pentecostal Christian.Now I’m atheist.
I thought God was something a people pray to, worship, and constantly praise. It seems obvious to me that what one person may deem as a deity or God another person would not. It becomes less obvious to anti intellectuals.
What does Gods existence mean to me? It means there is something people will find to pray to, worship and constantly praise. By that definition of God,God does exist.
Kenneth Andre Brown Sr, I grew up as a Pentecostal Christian.Now I’m atheist.
Not by my definition of omnipotence.
In fact even if a there was a being which was omnipotent how omnipotent would that be?
In the world of comics superman is a level of omnipotence above the average person on earth. The avengers are omnipotent to the average person. Thanos was far more powerful than the entire Avengers until they figured out a way to bypass such omnipotence. As long as people think they will figure out a way to get pass anthers strong points and find weakness.
An omnipotent being may only stay omnipotent for so long.
Many verses cannot be divinely inspired because they are contradicting the basic wisdom taught by Jesus and by the prophets.
It is not an accepted proof to refer to 2 Timothy 3:16 to claim that “All Scripture is inspired by God”
That claim was written by Paul to add some credibility to his letters after the disciples denied him and deserted him.
Other reason to reject the claim of Paul in 2 Timothy 3:16 is that the letters of Paul were written before Mark, Matthew, Luke, John and revelation; we cannot say “the book of Revelation is inspired by God because Paul said so”.
We cannot say “the bible is inspired by God because the bible said so”; that is not a logically accepted argument and is a clear ‘Circular reasoning’.
Prophets did not teach that God has preserved the holy book; they have advised that there will be changes and have warned of such additions and deletions.
Amos 8:11-12 teach that People will be thirsty for the true word of God but they will not find it anywhere
Psalm 56:5 teaches All day long they twist my words
Jeremiah 8:8 teaches the lying pen of the scribes has distorted the word of God
Jeremiah 5:30-31 teach that the priests have distorted the religion teachings and that the people love those distorted teachings
Instead of the true teaching ‘You shall not murder ‘in Exodus 20:13 and Deuteronomy 5:17
The scribes who glorify defeating their enemies ignored the true teaching and added some verses to justify the killing like Exodus 23:23, Numbers 31:16-18, Joshua 6:20-21, Judges 15:14-16 and Judges 16:30
Instead of ‘Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more’ in Isaiah 2:4, they have justified atrocities.
Instead of the true and most consistent teachings of ‘blessings for obedience and curses for disobedience’ in Leviticus 26, Deuteronomy 28, Deuteronomy 11:26-28, Deuteronomy 4:40, Deuteronomy 6:24-25, Deuteronomy 7:12-15, and Deuteronomy 8, they teach that God has chosen them regardless of their obedience as in the distorted teachings of Deuteronomy 9:5-6 and Deuteronomy 7:6-8
Instead of the true and strict teachings of Jesus in Matthew 7:21-27, Luke 13:25-27, Matthew 22:35-40, Luke 10:25-28, Matthew 25:35-45, Mark 12:28-34, Mark 10:17-19, Matthew 19:16-19, Luke 18:18-20, Luke 6:46-48, John 14:15 and John 14:21 most Christian scholars teach the distorted and attractive teachings like Romans 8:30, 1 Thessalonians 5:9, Ephesians 2:5, Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 3:28, Galatians 2:16, Colossians 2:14 and Ephesians 1:4
When Jacob’s descendants wanted to glorify him, they claimed that he wrestled with God and was saved. The verses in Genesis 32:24-30 teach that Jacob was able to wrestle with God; he said to God
“I will not let you go unless you bless me”
Although the true teachings of Deuteronomy 10:17 teach that God does not favor ‘who shows no partiality’, the descendants of Jacob wanted to glorify him in the name of God; they added the distorted teaching of Genesis 25:23 and Malachi 1:2-3 “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated”
They wanted to say that it is the will of God to choose them regardless of any condition like good work and true faith. That distorted teaching is against the true teachings of Moses that God chooses the righteous who obey and curse the wicked as the core and the most consistent teachings of Exodus 19:5, Leviticus 18:4-5, Leviticus 26, Deuteronomy 11:18-20, 11:26-28 , Deuteronomy 28, Deuteronomy 30:15-16 , and Deuteronomy 30:19, Deuteronomy 32:46-47
Deuteronomy 30:11-14 teach that obedience is possible; the verses have been copied into Romans 10:5-9 in order to change the salvation by obedience into the salvation by faith alone
Some teachers teach that obedience is not possible; they do not teach Deuteronomy 30:11-14 anymore; they teach the distorted teachings which teach that obedience is not possible like Romans 7:14-25, Romans 10:5-9 and Galatians 3:10
The original verses of Deuteronomy 30:11-14 are:
Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, “Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it
The distorted verses of Romans 10:5-9 are:
Moses writes that the man who practices the righteousness which is based on the law shall live by it. But the righteousness based on faith says, “Do not say in your heart, Who will ascend into heaven?” (that is, to bring Christ down) or “Who will descend in the abyss?” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). But what does it say? The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart (that is, the word of faith which we preach); because if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved
The reason of the change is to shift the faith foundations from obedience, repentance, and good deeds into claims of faith without good works or obedience to God’s law
Romans 7:19 teaches
For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do–this I keep on doing
James has corrected that misunderstanding in James 4:17
If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for him
Instead of the true and most consistent teachings of ‘blessings for obedience and curses for disobedience’ in Deuteronomy 28, Leviticus 18:4-5, Deuteronomy 11:18-20, 11:26-28 , Deuteronomy 32:46-47, Deuteronomy 30:15-16 , and Deuteronomy 30:19, some teachers teach that God chooses people regardless of their obedience as in the distorted teachings of Deuteronomy 9:5-6 and Deuteronomy 7:6, Malachi 1:2, Romans 9:13
When the scribes wanted to support the doctrine of Atonement they have added verses like Matthew 18:11 For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost
The bible footnotes explain that verse Matthew 18:11 was not in the original old scriptures
Hebrews 9:22 “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness” is a misunderstanding of verse Leviticus 17:11 which is not about atonement but is about dietary laws. God has clarified that blood in meat is not good for health; that clarification was necessary to the people who do not have advanced medical tools to know that eating the meat with the blood still in it is bad for health
The true word of God is not what is written by the unknown writer of Hebrews; it is what has been taught by Moses, Jesus and the Prophets who taught the forgiveness is possible by obedience, repentance, and prayers
Proverbs 16:6 teaches that “In mercy and truth atonement is provided for iniquity.”
Psalm 69:30-31 teach that praise worship is better than sacrifice
2 Chronicles 7:14 teaches that forgiveness is obtainable without blood sacrifice
‘If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin’
Jonah 3 teach that people are forgiven when they repented and fasted, without offering any sacrifice and without shedding any blood
Proverbs 17:15 states:
‘He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the righteous, both of them alike are an abomination unto God’
That should be considered as a warning to the teachers who promise free salvation to the sinners and who teach that the innocent has been punished on behalf of the sinners
Jesus taught the parable of The Prodigal Son in Luke 15:11-32 to highlight the importance of obedience and repentance as the main prerequisites for salvation
That is the core Christianity teaching as taught in Matthew 7:21 Not every one that said to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father which is in heaven
Jesus has confirmed the teachings of the Old Testimony ‘in repentance and obedience is your salvation’ as taught in Isaiah 30:15
In Matthew 25:31-45 Jesus described the final judgment as being based on good works; he clarified that those who obey the law will be saved
Salvation is not based solely on belief and nothing else; salvation is not granted to those who merely profess acceptance of Jesus without performing kind or compassionate deeds
Jesus did not teach that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law; In Matthew 16:27 and John 5:29, Jesus has confirmed that God will reward each person according to his deeds; those are the basic teachings of the old testimony like the verses taught in Psalm 62:12, Ecclesiastes 12:14, and many other old testimony verses
In Luke 13:3 and 13:5, Jesus taught that repentance is necessary for salvation
But unless you repent, you too will all perish
Mark 12:33 teaches: And to love one’s neighbor as himself, is much more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices
What Jesus taught here is not different from the wisdom taught by the old testimony Hosea 6:6
‘For I desire mercy and not sacrifice, And the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings’
That verse teaches us that forgiveness is possible by repentance and obedience; no sacrifice is necessary
Matthew 9:13 teaches that Jesus came to call the sinner to repentance
‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice, for I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance’.
Jesus did not ask the disciples to worship him as a God; he asked them to pray to “the only true God”, “My God and your God”.
The bible footnotes show many other additions in King James Version which were added to support the claims of trinity and which were not in the old scripture; examples are:
In I John 4:3 ‘CHRIST is come in the flesh’ is an addition
In Matthew 8:2, 9:18, 15:25, 18:26, 20:20, Mark 5:6 the word ‘bow down’ was changed to ‘worshiped’.
Jesus referred to himself as “son of man”. Jesus was not all-knowledgeable and he prayed to GOD, so this is enough to say that he wasn’t God nor did God come down to earth to be Jesus.
Jesus said, “And this is life eternal, that they might know You the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent.” John 17:3
Jesus said that he does not know everything; he said that only God knows
But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father Mark 13:32
Jesus said that he is not equal to God
“I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.” John 5:30
Jesus said, “The Father is greater than I.” John 14:28
“Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.” John 7:16
Jesus prayed to God as written in Mark 1:35, Luke 5:16, John 17:11, Matthew 26:39, Luke 10:21, Luke 22:44
“my Father and your Father; my God and your God” John 20:17
The disciples did not pray to Jesus, they prayed to the God and Father of Jesus
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ…” 1 Peter 1:3
Jesus introduced himself as a Prophet and people accepted him as a prophet, not as a God in
Matthew 13:57, John 9:17, Matthew 21:11, Luke 7:16, Luke 24:19, John 6:14, Matthew 14:5, Matthew 21:46, John 7:40-41, and in Matthew 24:36
Jesus never said I am God; In the Old Testimony God says he is God several times, but Jesus did not say so in the New Testimony
Isaiah 45:5 and 46:9 ‘no God beside me’, ‘none like me’
In John 17:6-8 and John 13:3 Jesus explained that God has given power and authority, he did not own it
“I have manifested Your name to the men whom You gave Me out of the world; they were Yours and You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word. “Now they have come to know that everything You have given Me is from You; for the words which You gave Me I have given to them; and they received them and truly understood that I came forth from You, and they believed that You sent Me
John 12:49 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say
John 14:24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me
In Matthew 19:16-17 and Luke 18:19 Jesus denied being good in the sense that God is good.
‘Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone.’
Jesus is called a “Man” many times in the Bible of John 8:40, Acts 17:31, Matthew 27:54, Luke 23:47, Mark 15:39
‘a man who has told you the truth’
The disciples have introduced Jesus as a “Man” in Acts 2:22 and Acts 2:23
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