This one is really hilarious, Judges 1:19
“And the LORD was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.”
That’s right, the all-knowing, all-powerful God could not defeat his enemies because they had chariots of Iron. If you want to defeat God you must use iron chariots…if they are enough to stop God, imagine what nuclear warheads will do!
This just shows that the authors of the Bible do not always mean everything literally. They obviously meant that God was on Judah’s side, or at least they thought that. Like the people in the Crusades thought that God was on their side, or the Nazis thought that God was on their side. But saying that this verse is a metaphor does endanger YEC beliefs, the entire Bible could be one big metaphor for all we know!
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