The NEW 4 Step Proof for Refuting the NEW 4 Step Proof for God of the Bible
Infinite Regress is Impossible
No, it is not impossible. Also, infinite regress is not the same as having an infinite amount of time between two events, which the counterexample (“the past would continue to go on for eternity never reaching this point”) conflates.
Whether there is an infinite amount of time between two events or not makes no difference, if there was an inifnite regress, you would have happened already, having had an eternity to do so. Infinite regress is riff with problems and contradicts itself further, for if there was an infinite regress you also would never come into existence because a past eternity would still be going on for eternity thus, never reaching this point. Infinite regress is a self-contradictory faith. Christians don’t have as much faith as you have to believe in something that is so utterly false.
Something Can’t Come From Nothing
Again, not impossible. Also, even if the claim, “that which does not exist can’t cause anything”, is true, that does not mean there cannot exist uncaused events.
It’s true, that which does not exist can’t cause anything. It doesn’t it. You’re trying to violate the 1st lawy of thermodynamics. Silly. That which does not exist has no existence or energy to cause anything. You’re believing in fairy tales.
An “event” implies a cause since it is an event. All events were caused as evident by the fact we see trillions and trillions of caused events in nature, and no hard evidence of something from nothing; whereas God is not event but our uncaused Creator or uncaused cause—He causes us to come into being.
A Mind is Needed to Create a Mind
Strike three; nothing contradictory about a mind possibly coming from some other event.
The argument is not that the mind comes from another event, for your parents copulated and here you are. Rather, the ultimate source of a mind needs to be a mind, since bouncing particles can’t bring into existence that which is greater such as a mind, for those particles themselves have no self-consciousness, God-consciousness, mind, will, emotion, communion, conscience, intuition, etc. These are attributes that require a mind which God has or is.
No matter how long your fanciful infinite regress were to go on for it could still never produce a mind. Likewise the universe can’t by itself produce even the simplest replicating organism without the hand of God because there is simply not enough interatomic interactions in the history of the universe to take something from the elemental table and producing a living creature.
The Resurrection Proves Jesus is God
Finally, the resurrection is not “proof” that Jesus is a god. He could have not even been dead at all, just in a coma, or maybe he is a demigod, but not actually a god. Oh, and let’s not forget the possibility of it never even actually occurring in the first place. Proof requires no possibility of refutation; there may be a strong correlation that he is a god, but that still requires actual data of the event from reliable sources, which we do not have.
The problem with your theory, which is why all scholars reject the the swoon theory, is that Jesus wouldn’t have looked much like a risen Messiah to be believed that He was God risen from the dead with nails in his feet and hands, spear in his side, back scourged down to the bone. I doubt he could even walk on the 3rd day. He would look like he was starving to death not having eaten 3 days. So that’s jus silly nonsense. Moreover, a guard could lose his life if he didn’t ensure death. When you poke the spear into the chest cavity if you are alive a sucking sound occurs; but none was recorded when all the water and blood poured out of his chest. This is sure death. To top it off, scientists have studied how long a person can keep breathing for with their legs not supporting their body on the cross and they calculate the person would be dead within 12 minutes.
Since Jesus said He is God and proved it by His resurrection, then He is God. A demi-god implies infinite regress of gods creating gods but that’s not possible because you would have happened already having had an eternity to do so. God of the Bible, thus says, there are no gods before Him, none beside Him, and none after Him. He in fact says all alleged gods are just human idols, made in man’s selfish image.
There is no change these events could not have happened in the first place since they are so well recorded. If you are going to throw them out, you will have to throw out all of history, but no scholars or historian is that obnoxious and belligerent, plus he would be out of a job. Jesus, within 150 years of His death, had 45 ancient sources about Him, which is more than any ten figures in antiquity combined.
These 45 sources are very reliable and from all cross-sections of society. 17 of them are non-Christian. 24 speak of His resurrection, Of the 17 even 12 speak of His death, 7 of His deith and 7 of His resurrection. Over 35 speak of His death. We can give 129 facts of Jesus’ life in these 45 sources.
Since these are reliable sources you can trust them. Simon Greenleaf, the most famous lawyer in history who was said to have produced more jurisprudence than all the lawyers in Europe said the Bible is valid evidence.
He said “Every document apparently ancient coming from the proper repository or custody and bearing on its face no evident marks of forgery, the law presumes to be genuine and devolves on the opposing party the burden of proving it to be otherwise.”
Also the lawyer in the Guiness Book of Records who holds the record for the most cases won in a row which was 400 said the best case he has ever seen in all the cases he has ever tried was that for the life, death, burial, resurrection and deity of Jesus Christ.
So there you have it. It is not that the truth is unreasonable, but it is unloved because you are selfish, self-involved, self-centered, self-exaling, and self-delusional.