Diogenes wrote: ↑Wed Jan 05, 2022 3:05 am With all these creation and flood myths we are expected by the Christian faction to accept absolutely only one of them, the account in Genesis. It seems the height of ethnocentric arrogance to pronounce ONE scripture out of thousands of similar traditions that represents the ‘one true belief.’
Why should the Biblical account in Genesis be considered the inerrant word of God, and the one and only true account?
Note that this thread dismisses inerrancy, so it’s not quite a relevant question. But, it is true that Christianity makes exclusive claims.
John 3:36 (KJV)
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
John 14:6 (KJV)
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Acts 4:12 (KJV)
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
1Tim 2:5 (KJV)
For [there is] one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
So, I think the better question is how can Jesus be the only way to God? That would be quite a arrogant claim. But, if it’s true, then it’s not an arrogant claim, but simply the truth.
Like I can claim that I am the master of this forum and have the ability to have full control of what people do on this forum. Is that an arrogant statement? If it’s anybody else that made that claim, it would be arrogant because it would be false. But, since I alone have access to the code and the database, it would not be arrogant.
So, just because an exclusive claim is made doesn’t necessarily mean it’s arrogant or even false.