"The Gnostic Gospels is a collection of about 54 ancient texts based upon the teachings of several spiritual leaders, which were written from the 2nd
to the 4th century AD." You do know what AD stands for, don't you? You're the one who mentioned "Gnostic texts", not "Gnostic way" in your original
66 Gospels are noted here.
But don't forget there are other sects that had there own gospels, such as Platonism, Zoroastrianism, and Buddhism.
Then you have The Sethians who also had:
* The Thought of Norea
* The Trimorphic Protennoia (Codex XIII)
* The Coptic Gospel of the Egyptians
* Three Steles of Seth
as well as the multiple books within the Nag Hammadi library, not going to go back and forward between pages to confirm the exact number but its quiet
In truth there are hundreds of gnostic manuscripts, with thousands more destroyed by new age Christians.
Oops, sorry! I forgot that we were using Gnostic texts as the basis for this discussion since the question was asked as to why do some people believe
the Bible. I think that question has already been answered. Politicians did not rewrite the Bible
Um, do you even read what I type?
My question is this:
'Why believe in the Bible when there are other earlier versions that almost totally contradicts it? The Bible created by Roman Politicians,
Ok, now im going to talk as if the Gnostic teachings are correct. (dare I say it, Devils Advocate)
You have to take into account the context of what im writing and responding too. Im sure you have the intelligence to know if my response is taking
into account Gnostic views (which are 'Christian' views as the Gnostics called themselves 'Christians') or if the person im responding to is purely on
the Bible view.
The Israel and it being the centre of history for thousands of years, well that is obvious. Its a freakin Holy Land to the Abrahamic religions. Such
as Judaism, Islam and finally Christianity. With the Bahá'í Faith coming much later.
Daa Dah DAR! (a meerkats head turns towards you with a serious look, mouth slightly open).
You're babbling and you still haven't proven that the Romans changed the Old Testament, not to mention the many other verses in the Bible that discuss
Jesus' death as a means to wash away our sin so that we would be clean enough to enter heaven and stand in the presence of God.
Ok when I went to Church I was told it was a Sin to even change one word of the Bible.
'Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Do not add to his words, lest he rebuke you and you be found a
'You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God that I command you.'
“Everything that I command you, you shall be careful to do. You shall not add to it or take from it.'
or;... k that's enough examples, and yet it has gone through many changes of the Bible through out the ages:
So not only did the Roman politicians create the Bible (not the books within it the actual Bible that did not exist at the time), politicians and
religious people in power have also changed the words within the Bible. Not to mention the mistranslations from one language to another as well as
misinterpretation of the texts.
Why was the KJV created?
I like this part:
'King James Sets the Tone
Like Constantine at the opening of the Council of Nicea, James delivered the opening address. He immediately set the tone and gave clear cues of what
to expect. The doctrine and polity of the state church was not up for evaluation and reconsideration.
James immediately proceeded to hint that he found a great deal of security in the structure and hierarchy of the English church, in contrast to the
Presbyterian model he witnessed in Scotland. He made no effort to hide his previous frustration in Scotland.
...James warmed to a new translation because he despised the then popular Geneva Bible....
Also the King James version contains several mistranslations; especially in the Old Testament where the knowledge of Hebrew and cognate languages was
uncertain at the time.
How many forms of Christianity are there? Close to or a little over a hundred. Most are modifications of the original manuscripts.
I really think you need to study your religion more.
Ohh and for people who rely on religious scholars, well;
This guys a religious scholar? Is he correct? And if not would there be a chance, a possibility that some of the other religious scholars were wrong?
We are just humans. Even an super intelligent genius can get obvious things wrong, or are wrong a good deal of the time.
Although im not religious, if someone wanted to follow Christianity I would recommend they follow Yeshua and not the teachings of a Bible created by
politicians. Even a modified one.