Is the Bible the Literal Word of God?

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12 Apr 2013 19:06 #102858 by Akkarin
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Desolous wrote: As I am reading 'dialogue with a christian proselytizer' for my apprentice studies on this very topic, I'm gonna go with a strong 'no'.


You make it sound as though there isn't an entire chapter dedicated to Biblical inconsistencies...

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12 Apr 2013 19:09 #102859 by Desolous
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well, i Said 'strong'.

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12 Apr 2013 20:56 #102866 by 666
Answer: as far as I know, any GOD write books.

the holy bible, its a Best seller, a nice book, but you can believe in that, in the same way you can believe in any other book, but I am sure, that is not GOD's words ( any god)and or any holy book.

looks like is more, human interpretation, of what humans needs, and in my opinion, most of the old religions are a way to control people.

there is only one way to really answer you...

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12 Apr 2013 21:54 #102870 by LTK
No.

But you can learn positive, life-changing stories and teachings with the Bible. Just like you can with the holy books from many religions.

I think it's the wrong question to ask anyway. It shouldn't be, "is the Bible the literal word of God?" but "Does the Bible help find the god in you?"

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12 Apr 2013 22:06 #102871 by 666
hard to answer questions not asked

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12 Apr 2013 22:11 #102872 by LTK
Never said not to ask questions. ;)

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12 Apr 2013 23:37 #102880 by suliskveteba
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as an eastern orthodox Christian ( emphasis on orthodox) I don't think it's the literal word of God, it's a book, to tell stories, expand knowledge and faith, much like many other books that western Christianity has forgotten about.

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13 Apr 2013 07:49 #102923 by ren

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25 Apr 2013 06:44 #104587 by Zanthan Storm
Ren...
Gotta say... Kudos super kudos.

Ok... Here is the quick and dirty in my point of view.

Bible = book
Books, especially religious books, are full of stories. From time immemorial stories passed down history, ethics, morals and teachings. Which one is easier to hear and will be remembered, especially for a child? don't kill people, or jane killed jenny and was struck down by a spiteful god.

We love to be entertained, so of course throughout history people have used entertaining stories of the time to teach.

God write the bible... no... Perhaps inspired its creation.

Using stories, imagine writing the bible today. What stories would be in it? What teachings would we imbed?

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19 May 2013 05:19 #107031 by suliskveteba
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again, as I have stated in my own biblical thread, the Bible is a dusty old abstract Tome, potentially beautiful and lifechanging, but hardly literally true, in the west with the KJV and NIV atrocities to the translations ( here's to Augustine *raises glass*, oh and Calvin ( who gave his best friend an excruciating death of living incineration)) we can't really say much on the Bible, St Ignatius of Antioch has been metaphorically crucified ( get it?) by protestants for saying the NT is better than OT because the NT has the gospel, life of Christ and his teachings, the core of Christianity.

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