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Faith Destroyed by “Mythical” Creatures in the Bible?

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Aug 04 2007

“If anyone is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.”..Luke 9

Photo: Fossil Rhamphorynchus.

We came across this sad statement on the internet, some of which is excerpted below.

Apparently, this poor man was once a self confessed; “Bible believing Christian”, but is now embarrassed to have been one, because of the numerous “absurdities” in the Bible that someone had brought to his attention.

Among the “absurdities” that caused him to lose his faith are; dragons, fiery dragons, cockatrices and unicorns.

He wrote:

“In Numbers 21:6 we find the lord of the Bible sending “fiery serpents” to torment the people. What a great guy this Bible god must be! It reads, “And the Lord sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.” And God is love??? To date, there never has been “fiery serpents.” And I don’t think there ever will be. In another case of the Bible God letting anger and hatred get the best of him is Jeremiah 8:17 – “For, behold, I will send serpents, cockatrices, among you, which will not be charmed, and they shall bite you, saith the Lord.

A cockatrice, is another mythological creature. It is supposed to be a serpent that can kill just by looking at someone. Guess what – they’re not real. And neither is the Bible – thank God!…..

Probably the best known of all the mythical monsters that is found in the Bible is the dragon. There are 16 separate references to this mythological beast! And they’re not only mentioned in a figurative way.

Malachi 1:3 states: “And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.” Again, another mythological creature in a book of myth.

After these absurdities were brought to my attention I was even more embarrassed that at one time I was a Bible believing Christian. You can’t be a Christian and still embrace your God-given reason.”

Our Response

Now, we know that Satan attacks the faith of Christians and in fact are warned to be on the look out for him because he prowls around as a roaring lion, seeking who he can devour. 1 Peter 5:8.

Now, we know that Satan attacks the faith of Christians and in fact are warned to be on the look out for him because he prowls around as a roaring lion, seeking who he can devour. 1 Peter 5:8.

Now, we know that Satan attacks the faith of Christians and in fact are warned to be on the look out for him because he prowls around as a roaring lion, seeking who he can devour. 1 Peter 5:8.

Unfortunately, this brother apparently made a quick meal for him. He’s not the first Christian to wonder about these things, but he has chosen to reject the Bible because of what he believes were mythological creatures and accepts one of the biggest myths ever created; evolution.

He has forsaken Christianity and the priesthood of believers on the word of the high priests of science and our hearts have to go out to him.

Because these concerns he has are central to some of the things we cover on this site, we thought we’d take a few moments to show our friend how he could have been tragically misled.

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