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Why would the Bible be the word of God?

Dwint
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4/16/2014 11:12:07 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
I am curious what makes you believe the Bible is actually the word of God or what is written in it is true? First, there are a whole lot of contradictions. Also, there is a huge difference between God's principles in The Old Testament and his principles in The New Testament. In the Old Testament, God is vengeful, kills a whole lot of people and has no problem in revealing himself. In the New Testament, he loves everyone and even sacrifices his son for us and works in mysterious ways. There are two extremely different gods described in the Old Testament and the New Testament. Also, the Old Testament is filled with ancient rituals and morals. We have slavery, rape, incest as well as sacrifices, blessings, revenge and a god who manipulates nature (which is the most primitive way to describe gods). These examples are often used by atheists to prove Christianity in immoral, but I think they can be used a lot more efficiently to show that the Bible cannot be trusted. There is nothing in the Bible to suggest it is the word of an intelligent, supreme being. Instead, in perfectly reflects the ancient mentality. I think the Bible is just as reliable as any ancient manuscript about gods.
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RHEMA.97
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4/16/2014 10:38:23 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/16/2014 11:12:07 AM, Dwint wrote:
I am curious what makes you believe the Bible is actually the word of God or what is written in it is true? First, there are a whole lot of contradictions. Also, there is a huge difference between God's principles in The Old Testament and his principles in The New Testament. In the Old Testament, God is vengeful, kills a whole lot of people and has no problem in revealing himself. In the New Testament, he loves everyone and even sacrifices his son for us and works in mysterious ways. There are two extremely different gods described in the Old Testament and the New Testament. Also, the Old Testament is filled with ancient rituals and morals. We have slavery, rape, incest as well as sacrifices, blessings, revenge and a god who manipulates nature (which is the most primitive way to describe gods). These examples are often used by atheists to prove Christianity in immoral, but I think they can be used a lot more efficiently to show that the Bible cannot be trusted. There is nothing in the Bible to suggest it is the word of an intelligent, supreme being. Instead, in perfectly reflects the ancient mentality. I think the Bible is just as reliable as any ancient manuscript about gods.

From what Ive read above it proves u have a lot to learn about the bible .

Firstly in the old testament the people of God (Jews) followed THE LAW (the first covenant).

Secondly in the new testament the people of God (we christians both Jew and Gentile)
are now under GRACE (the second covenant).

All what you stated about what God did and who were killed was all one sided. Didnt you read the why he did this or did you just see an action and conclude directly.

You may say God is merciful but dont forget He said it Himself that he is a consuming fire never the less he is slow to anger and gives people enough time to repent and is always there to forgive them no matter how bad the sin may be.
POPOO5560
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4/17/2014 3:18:07 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/16/2014 11:51:25 PM, Romanii wrote:
At 4/16/2014 1:52:36 PM, ethang5 wrote:
Jesus is the way.

Such logic. Much wow.

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PureX
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4/17/2014 9:27:53 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
God did not write the Bible. And it's very sad and unfortunate that so many modern day Christians think He did. Especially because the reason they think God wrote the Bible is because authoritarians have infected religious Christianity and turned the Bible into a sacred idol, an inviolate "authority" that they could then use to justify their obsession with rules and punishments: with authoritarianism. And that was never the teaching of Christ, now is it real Christianity.

On the other hand, the Bible is quite an amazing collection of sacred texts. And it does preserve and pass on some divine wisdom down through the generations. But as we read it, we do need to keep in mind that it was written by men, who were as limited by the bias and ignorance of their time, as all men are. And it's particularly important to understand that the Bible is a collection of literary expressions of all kinds, from many different people, with various intents.

It is not a textbook. It is not a "how to" book. And it's not a newspaper. It's a collection of songs and poems and parables and allegorical stories, and mythical stories, and religious apologetics and prophesies intended in a general way to keep us contemplating our relationship with the great mystery we call "God". And it does that very well. It has been doing it for a very long time.

But God didn't write it. And the men who did write and assemble all those bits and pieces of sacred text were not perfect, were not omniscient, and were not possessed.
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4/17/2014 10:28:25 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/17/2014 9:27:53 AM, PureX wrote:
God did not write the Bible. And it's very sad and unfortunate that so many modern day Christians think He did. Especially because the reason they think God wrote the Bible is because authoritarians have infected religious Christianity and turned the Bible into a sacred idol, an inviolate "authority" that they could then use to justify their obsession with rules and punishments: with authoritarianism. And that was never the teaching of Christ, now is it real Christianity.

On the other hand, the Bible is quite an amazing collection of sacred texts. And it does preserve and pass on some divine wisdom down through the generations. But as we read it, we do need to keep in mind that it was written by men, who were as limited by the bias and ignorance of their time, as all men are. And it's particularly important to understand that the Bible is a collection of literary expressions of all kinds, from many different people, with various intents.

It is not a textbook. It is not a "how to" book. And it's not a newspaper. It's a collection of songs and poems and parables and allegorical stories, and mythical stories, and religious apologetics and prophesies intended in a general way to keep us contemplating our relationship with the great mystery we call "God". And it does that very well. It has been doing it for a very long time.

But God didn't write it. And the men who did write and assemble all those bits and pieces of sacred text were not perfect, were not omniscient, and were not possessed.

HUZZAH.............BRAVO............
Religion is just mind control. George Carlin