Why is it that you Christians are forever forecasting an apocalypse? Why the pessimism?
Because of biblical prophecy of God's judgment coming against the whole planet at the end of time, and these days it looks like it's getting closer by the minute if you know what to look for. Christians do often make the mistake of predicting the time, and that should never be done, but it does look like it's getting closer by the minute.
Things getting better is due to past blessings. Spiritual effects take a long time to run their course which is shown over and over in biblical history. What we see is the increase in hatred of God and His Law and the establishment of laws actually protecting violations of God's Law. The crunch could come all of a sudden.
Nor is there any evidence that any God ever came and rescued us
Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
1 Timothy 2:5-6 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
Col 1:12-13 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
All of them are about rescuing us from our fallen condition of spiritual darkness into the Kingdom of God and there are lots more verses about how the rescue is accomplished through His blood. May dig them up eventually.
Yeah, well if you are just going to make the words mean what you want them to mean there's no answer to you, is there? The one man is clearly presented as a historical personage which tells us that the passage in Genesis is historical and not a metaphor.
And this is all just a ridiculous distraction from the gospel fact I was trying to present. Adam the first man brought sin into the world, while Jesus the last man paid our sin debt so we can be restored to God's favor. Paul believed the Genesis account, so did Jesus, so did all who wrote books of the Bible, so do all believers in Christ.
The....Snake....TALKED. Really really truly TALKED. It is history, not fiction.
Adam brought on the Fall from which we've suffered ever since. It's a reality, not a literary point. Jesus died on a real cross and bled real blood and died a real death from which He rose to real life, to save us from the real sin a real Adam brought into the real world.
Sorry your imagination is so cramped you can't recognize real reality.
And yes it's true that Jesus believed Genesis to be true truth and real reality, as did everybody else I mentioned.
What iis SO difficult about the idea of a supernatural reality anyway?
Only ONE snake/serpent talked ever, that I know of, and it must have been a supernatural event of some sort, though I suppose it could have been a common enough phenomenon since Eve didn't freak out at it. It is just nonsense to claim the Bible says that "snakes" talk since it was that one and only time that a snake talked, and at the other end of the Bible it is revealed that the snake was in fact Satan, a fallen angel, and they DO talk.
Well, there's the Bible. Doesn't matter what you think of it, it does testify to supernatural phenomena and has been accepted as the truth by millions over millennia. There is testimony in most cultures and religions around the world of encounters with supernatural beings. Many cultures and religions have elaborations of an afterlife, both paradises and hells. Buddhism and Hinduism do. Hades preexisted the English idea of Hell, and preexisted the Bible for that matter. Today there are "near-death" experiences" which I think are satanically engineered but they do testify of a spiritual life beyond the merely physical.
Your evidence is evidence of physical death, it shows nothing whatever about a supernatural or spiritual dimension in which the soul persists after physical death.