I mostly just leave them alone or don’t bring it up. They might be right, they might be wrong.
1 Tim 1:3-4 “As I urged you when I went into Macedonia, stay there in Ephesus so that you may command certain people not to teach false doctrines any longer 4 or to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies. Such things promote controversial speculations rather than advancing God’s work—which is by faith.”
They don’t really bother me that much, let them think what they want. What more annoys me is AIG and the like. That website and the creation museum…How much money was spent there that could have been share God’s love and given to feed the hungry or to help missionaries who are spreading the gospel!
I am not saying twist scriptures to reach the world at all. But if you have an interpretation of anything that can be backed up by other verses and logic and it happens to allow others who had a block and couldn’t believe in God because of “x”, and you give the a reasonable explanation of x. that is good.
Where as all AIG does is alienate all atheists or scientist, turn them away from God/Christianity, and ‘preach to the choir’. All they do is re-enforce what many already believe, who believe in the literal interpretation of the Bible. No one is coming to know God through their work, it is turning people away form God! They make me sick!
There is little you can do for them other than pray for them. They are devoted to the cult of pride and it is more important for their AIG narrative to be correct than for others to come to know God.
But if they aren’t from the AIG cult, you can tell them that Gen 1:16 speaks God making 2 great lights, one light to rule the day (sun), and a light to rule the night (moon). And we know the moon isn’t a light, rather a reflection of the sun. God wasn’t lying, He created the sun and the moon, just like God causes it to rain. Just because we can explain the natural process of how something works, doesn’t mean God didn’t make it work.
I would try to explain to them how there is no accurate scientific, biologic, or cosmological claim in the Bible, because it wasn’t a book about accuracy of those things, it was a book of purpose, meaning, function, order, rule.
It also says to follow God with your heart or mind. The word mind I have heard can be translated to gut, like the saying “gut feeling”. They didn’t know where the mind was nor our thoughts come from our brains. We know now our brains and minds are in our heads. The Bible isn’t wrong, it was written to a people who thought that.
Or perhaps you could have them attempt to explain the current scientifically known/observed cosmos to people back then, and show how pointless/impossible that would be.
Imagine trying to explain such a ‘complex’ thing as the universe as we know it. How there is gravity, and an atmosphere, molecules that we can’t see, body parts that have known functions. The book would be huge! And then talk about translation errors to other languages that didn’t have words like phenome and genome.
Did God say man does not live on bread alone, but by the knowledge of how the universe works? Did Jesus amaze those in the temple of His cosmological and biological understandings? Man lives by the love/faith/trust in God, and Jesus amazed them by the authority for which He spoke about the purpose and function of God and man.
Could you get a 5 year old to steal a candy bar? Or for a 5 year old that wanted to steal one not to? Would you use words like penal system, United States Constitution, rule of law, justice system, statutes and legal jargon? Or would you perhaps use ‘non-legal’ terms that got your point across? Would that mean you don’t know the legal system?
Or have them read Psalms 104, a known/non-argued poetic book that mirrors the Gen account.
But I did enjoy that 3rd video.
It reminded me of this video…
Or any X is “Illuminati” video