reply to post by Ben81
You need to research.
There are something like 23 "books" that were purposely left out, banned, removed from "The Bible".
A world known ex-priest, archaeologist/linguist friend of ours has told us time and time again that the "Bible" as we know it is so mistranslated,
it's not even funny.
Example: One letter, just one letter can change the entire meaning of everything.
X has said and Stichin knew him and supported him (they went on one dig together) that in all translations one letter was left off.............instead
of God all the ancient scrolls read Gods (plural).
Now, Start doing some heavy duty research.
So many books have been banned, left out, removed.
One of the most reputable Bibles but still not complete is the Ethiopia, Bible.
"Born Again Christians" usually take the King James' Bible which was translated from an existing Old and New Testament manuscript of the Bible which
was written in Greek (Textus Receptus). The Bible, itself, was completed being written by 100AD -- John the Revelator being the last one to write
anything which was later included into the cannon of the Bible. Those whom try to claim the Bible was written hundreds of years after Christ was
suppose to have ascended to Heaven, and by people whom never even knew Christ, are sorely mistaken and/or ignorant of the true history of the
Again, certain books of the Bible were not included in the original cannon of the Bible because of either a lack of verifiable authenticity or because
they contradicted accepted Scripture. Those books were later included as the Apocrypha and a few of those Apocryphal books were later accepted as
cannon and renamed. The remainder of the Apocryphal books remain unaccepted by Protestants and are, thus, only found in Catholic versions of the
As various tribes conquered different areas, they rewrote history (and the Bible) to suit their needs often changing and mistranslating.
"The Word of God"...................each must decide for him/herself.
Imagine if you traveled even to a remote jungle area in South America where the tribal people had never seen a bic lighter or sneakers that light up
as you walk................they would think you a "God".
One man's "God(s) is another man's distant traveler.
Commandments......................designed for the few to control the many.
I'm a good, decent, kind, law abiding person, not because I believe in a heaven and hell (I don't) but because I believe in the golden rule: "Do unto
others, exactly as you would have them do unto you.
And this includes most animals.
Only exception is self defense.
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