1. There is zero evidence for the claim that tens of thousands, if not millions, of Hebrews were enslaved in Egypt for hundreds of years, wandered the Sinai for 40 years, or launched a massive, bloody conquest of Canaan. There is also zero evidence for the great kingdoms of David and Solomon as described in the Bible. No trace of Solomon’s temple has ever been found. The top archaeologists in Israel have confirmed: these stories are fictional; they never happened; they are Iron Age fabrications.
2. The god of the Old Testament was vindictive, quick tempered, and ever eager to shed blood. If he exists, his hands are covered with the blood of millions of men, women, children, and babies. The barbaric actions of this ancient middle-eastern god are not compatible with the loving, forgiving, compassionate character of Jesus of Nazareth. They cannot be the same god.
3. The “Jesus prophecies” in the Old Testament can easily be demonstrated to not be about Jesus but about Jacob, otherwise known as Israel—the Hebrew people.
4. Writing analysis of the first five books of the Bible, the Pentateuch, decisively shows that Moses could not have written these books. Jesus thought Moses did. Jesus was wrong.
5. There are numerous, irreconcilable discrepancies in details of particular events described in the Pentateuch that are also described in I and II Kings or in I and II Chronicles.
6. The Creation story described in Genesis chapter 1 is very different from the description of Creation in the following chapters.
7. Geologic evidence proves without any doubt that there was never a world wide flood. Evidence shows that the Hebrew story of Noah is a plagiarism of the Babylonia story of Gilgamesh.
8. Scientific evidence proves that the universe is billions of years older than what the Bible tells us.
9. The book of Daniel can conclusively be proven to be a fraud. It was written during the reign of the Greeks, not during the reign of the Babylonians or Persians. Jesus quoted a book we now know is a fraud. Therefore Jesus was mistaken.
10. There is no mention of Hell in the first half to 2/3 of the Old Testament. In fact, the concept of Hell, does not appear until the very end of the Old Testament (Daniel), which as stated above, was written during the Greek occupation of Palestine. The Greeks did have a concept of Hell which they called Hades, which they had borrowed from the ancient Egyptians, who called their Hell…the Lake of Fire! Strange coincidence, isn’t it? Jesus believed in Hell because his Greek translation of the Old Testament, the Septuagint, modified the Hebrew to create this concept of divine eternal punishment. Jesus mistakenly believed that Hell/Hades was a Hebrew teaching from Yahweh.
11. Jesus quoted from, and based his teachings on…a Greek translation of the Old Testament. If he were really God, wouldn’t he know that the translators of this Greek translation deliberately modified the Hebrew to create this unheard of concept called Hell/Hades? Why would the All-Mighty, All-Knowing Creator and Ruler of the Universe preach from a very poor translation of his original Word in Hebrew??
12. Why didn’t Jesus write down his teachings himself? Why leave the job to four anonymous writers writing decades after his death in a foreign language? Why would the All-Mighty God of the Universe allow four Greek-speaking foreigners to completely bungle his resurrection story?
13. Why would Jesus select Paul, a Pharisee, to be his missionary to the Gentiles when he already had the Eleven to do the job? Why would Jesus give special, new revelations to a man who was not one of the original Eleven? How do we know that Paul was selected by Jesus and not that Paul selected himself to be the “greatest of the Apostles”? Why does Paul rarely mention any of the teachings of Jesus? Why does Paul talk so much about himself? Why do none of the other apostles refer in their epistles to Paul as an apostle? Why did all the churches in Asia (that would include Ephesus, Galatia, Tarsus, Colossae, Laodecia, etc.) eventually reject Paul’s teachings? Paul doesn’t say that these churches rejected Jesus, just him. The Apostle John mentions Jesus in the Book of Revelation praising these Asian churches for their faithful service to him, and for their rejection of false “apostles”. Put those two statements together and what do we get: Paul, who claimed to be the greatest and hardest working apostle, was rejected by the Asian churches. Jesus praised these same Asian churches for rejecting “false apostles”. Not false prophets. Not false teachers. Not false brothers. FALSE APOSTLES! Jesus rejected and condemned Paul. He was not an apostle.
14. There is no record in the Old Testament or in the sayings of Jesus recorded in the Gospels that list the current books of the New Testament as the inerrant Word of God. No where, even in the New Testament, do we have a list of which books God himself ordained to be his inspired Word. The New Testament is simply and only a creation of the Catholic Church, the victors of the early Christian civil wars.
15. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. If I told you that I was abducted by green Martians in a Home Depot parking lot last year, to spend three days and nights on their home planet, I doubt that you would simply accept my word for it…by faith. No, you would demand extraordinary evidence for this extraordinary claim. So why do Christians demand that non-believers believe their fantastic, supernatural, 2,000 year old claim, simply by taking their word for it and the word of their ancient, middle-eastern holy book, by faith?
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence and their isn’t ANY evidence for the extraordinary, first century, Christian claim that a dead man walked out of his tomb with the body of Superman, walked through locked doors, and levitated into the clouds, to reign in the farthest reaches of Outer Space, as the Almighty Ruler of the Universe. None.