posted on Mar, 26 2005 @ 06:44 PM
Originally posted by 1wintermute1
That statement makes the deadly assumption that the bible is divinely inspired.....
IF it was not though....what ramifications would that have for your beliefs?
Just a thought
Or it is divinely inspired as it says.
I actually was thinking about that the other day in a way to express to others. While I do believe the God of the Bible and the Bible is real for the
sake of my following response what if it was not.
What have I done in response to it. I have recognized that I do things that are wrong. Things that hurt(offend) me other people and God. So in
recognition of that fact I am desiring a change in me, plus I want to know and see God, and be all I can be, plus I find the universe fascinating and
would like to see it all someday. The Bible says I can't do any of this on my own because my wrongs will prevent this. So in it I have been
instructed that my wrongs have to go and that can only be done by giving them away to be dealt with by God in the way He has authorized as a guarantee
that they will be removed and I can proceed with these other goals. After this I spend my time paying attention to areas of me(personality, mind,
will emotions) that God points out that need to be dealt with and changed and even rearranged. So in essence if I follow what the Bible says I would
be learning to present every moment to Him in order that I can be remade.
Now if the Bible weren't right would I have wasted my time. A hundred people would probably give you a hundred different answers so I can only speak
for me. I know that a change has come to me and I don't want to be what I used to be. So if it weren't true than what I have done , I spent my
days learning and growing and trying to be of service to affect the lives of others for the better and changing me from the inside out. I have to
tell you I want to help others but there is only so much you can do for others, but for yourself there is plenty of refinement that can be done. And
if you are in agreement with yourself on what you want, the war can be won.
Just had another thought to add. Some religions says that you are reincarnated over and over again and who knows after 1 to 50,000 lives(what if
that's wrong?) you might make it to God and eternity and peace. The thing that's different in the Bible is God says I have a way that GUARANTEES
you will make it to all those things plus other bonuses and all within your lifetime that you are living right now.
[edit on 26-3-2005 by dbrandt]