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If God Preserved His Word It Must Be Perfect (Complete)

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Started: 1/28/2018 Category: Religion
Updated: 3 weeks ago Status: Debating Period
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SincerelySage

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Resolved: The doctrine of the preservation of God's written word, the Bible, requires a perfect, extant text.

Definitions

Extant - In current existence; with us today.

Perfect - Lacking nothing; wholly in-tact; complete.

Require - To be demanded of necessity; to expect of consequence

Preservation - The biblical doctrine that God has kept His written words from being lost via corruption or ommision throughout the ages, in a semantically unique and identifiable text, extending from its originally inspired authorship.

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1. Please only accept this debate if you are a Christian whose final authority is the 66 canonical books of the Bible (Genesis-Revelation).

2. Please understand and believe in the doctrine of preservation as defined.

3. No logical fallacies or red herrings/slanders!

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Posted by John_Smith_2016 3 weeks ago
John_Smith_2016
The Bible is not Gods word based on the preface of the Bible itself. The gospels are transferred through time to us but are referred to as The gospel "according to" John, Paul, Mathew and Luke and none of the aforementioned names are actually signed on any of the manuscripts. This is not to say that none of it is God's word, some of it is, very little of it though. and as stated in the previous comment, it is certainly not complete.

However, if "Complete" is the keyword here, then the only Holy Scripture I know of that actually states that it is complete is the Muslims Holy Quran. Not only does it state that it is complete, but infallible as well with no contradictions but this is all in the original language of the text which is Arabic. Transliterations are many and they differ depending on each translators understanding and articulation proficiency.

But since you restricted the field to the bible only (and not even the Catholic version) then I would have to agree with the previous comment that it is certainly not complete.
Posted by FollowerofChrist1955 3 weeks ago
FollowerofChrist1955
If God Preserved His Word It Must Be Perfect (Complete)
ANSWER: NO
Reason: Daniel told "NOT" to seal book! Thus not completed, remains open canon.
Voices of thunder recorded, but ordered not to be written down, leaving canon open.

Humanistic view and violation of ADDING WORDS to scripture, having ADDED the word COMPLETE where it is not stated in scripture regarding the Scriptures themselves. Denominational misleading. 2nd violation, personal interpretation of scripture forbidden in 2 Peter 1:20
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