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The bible was written by man and has been so twisted and misrepresented over the years, I wouldn't trust it
Just because we have the first complete list in the 4th century, doesn't change the fact that all the 27 books of the New Testament were in full circulation since 100 AD, the majority by 70 AD. A more accurate and responsible way of depicting the historical data is that the entire New Testament was in full use and only about 5 books, were questioned. Even so, these 5 books were still being used in churches throughout the world from 100 AD.
the people and places may very well have existed, but the "miraculous" events are not verifiable. at best, we know something strange happened. but we dont know why.
I agree I can only defend the timeframe of the documents and the accuracy to the original document, but deciding whether to believe the text is up to you. I don't mind someone being skeptical of the text, but saying you don't trust it because its not accurate to the original is hogwash.
originally posted by: ServantOfTheLamb
a reply to: TzarChasm
So basically you dont want to believe it because you cannot imagine those things ever being possible. Thats cool.
Yet if you were so sure that God wasn't there why do you spend your time on the religious forums?
Is it possible your soul is searching for Him, and your ego keeps you from finding him?