posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 10:25 AM
Originally posted by Thermo Klein
It's a synopsis of Deut 22:13-21 or so
The Bible can't even be argued if its the word "of" God or not... much less which part we should listen to now or not. If the Old Testament
shouldn't be followed why even bother to have it out there. With 38,000 denominations obviously it's not a clear answer.
Only fundamentalists and Conservative Jews believe that the Bible is inerrant.
Christians are reconciled to God through the person of Jesus Christ, not through the Bible. For Christians, the Bible shows Christ's teachings (the
New Testament) and the ancient prophesies that testify to his divine nature (the Old Testament.)
Deuteronomy, Leviticus, and the rest of the Torah are Jewish Law. Christians are not subject to Jewish Law, so your point should be taken up with
those who are, who are Jewish, not Christian.
There are 38,000 "denominations" (if there are -- claiming "google says so" is pointless) it is because of doctrinal differences, which do, indeed
reflect interpretive differences, and the vast majority (I'd say maybe a thousand are "significant") represent schisms where a pastor takes umbrage
with something and goes off to create the "New Methodist Church of the Lessor Antilles", him and ten others who agree with him.
At its core, though, Christianity is maddening simple, but we've managed to muck it up over the years.