Originally posted by Incarnated
What percentage of "Truth" do you percieve the bible to be???
About 98% (2% due to human scribal error and such). But I believe the message of salvation remains 100% in tact. God isn't going to keep something He
knows we need from us because its in our nature to mess it up through scribal errors or a misunderstanding of prophecy- just like a parent is not
going to withhold clothing from their children knowing it will later get torn and stained.
It's common knowledge and understanding that mankind adds mythology and elobrates on everything. So what makes you think the bible isn't spun
Well, one aspect is the Jewish and Babylonian Talmud. The Jews were very careful to preserve the sanctity of their Scriptures. Commentaries and
additions or deletions were never allowed. So, in order to add their thoughts while maintaining their Bible, they wrote their thoughts down separately
into the Talmuds. As for the New Testament, there were simply too many eye witnesses alive at the writing of the texts to make it up. Those that
tried, were immediately exposed as impostors.
What percentage is fact and what percentage is real???
I've read some convincing perspectives that say Jewish Writers took the teachings of Melchizidek and distorted them for nationalisim
So, we should alter or dismiss the Bible due to the opinion of man which has proven to be faulty time and time again? No thank you.
Should christianity really be more PAULitheisim?
If you have a problem with the Pauline epistles, then check out the... Oh, I don't know... other NT books that weren't written by him. If you are
worried about it, then read the Gospel of John for now. He was an original apostle, eye witness, and was around before Paul and outlived him. Matthew
as well. And the Epistles of Peter. And Mark's Gospel. And... You get the point.
Why do so many People think the bible is the "WORD OF GOD" when it was the conscious thoughts "WORD" that the Profit heard and were told to
Because only God could know the exact future and only God could be behind the hundreds of undesigned coincidences in the Bible. I'm too skeptical to
believe all of these dozens of men over the centuries knew about the representation of numbers, feasts, temple rituals, sacrifices, and expositional
theology all throughout the Bible and their foreshadowing while being in cahoots. It defies logic. And please don't say the councils "rewrote" the
Bible. The Dead Sea Scrolls and the writings of the early church fathers disprove this.
The Bible isn't the word of God. The bible is a little more then 50% accurate. Isn't the Bible just lukewarm?
Not at all in my opinion. Archeology and prophecy are the two big ones. Civilizations, historical locations, and people only mentioned in the Bible
were believed to have not even existed until secular archeology later confirmed their existence. And not the most world renowned psychic or seer could
even come close to the Bible's prophetic accuracy.
Jesus Christ was a real historical person. This is documented inside and outside the Bible by believers and pagans. Eleven of the twelve apostles
(after Barnabas replaced Judas) were killed for their faith. NOBODY WOULD DIE FOR SOMETHING THEY KNEW WAS A LIE even if they would die for something
that was false believing it was true. An apostle had to be an original eye witnesses to Jesus' ministry and resurrection. They all died with the
exception of John.
[edit on 1/11/2008 by AshleyD]