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It makes their lives so much more convienient, when they just don't have to deal with the authority our Creator has over us. They can't understand that the wages for not following Gods law (Sin) is death. They also can't see that those laws are in place for our own good.
I belive we were even immortal because it isn't Gods nature to create things that die.
That's cool, but if you really want truth or truly believe this is a lie and the Bible has been changed ? I challenge that and ask you to prove it. No one should be allowed such a lie IMO.
Originally posted by metaldemon2000
The bible has been changed many times by kings and corrupt biblical authorities over the years to better control the populace. This is actually well documented.
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The New Testament was written from about A.D. 50 to A.D. 90. The earliest fragment (p. 52) dates about A.D. 120, with about fifty other fragments dating within 150–200 years from the time of composition.
Two major manuscripts, Codex Vaticanus (A.D. 325) and Codex Sinaiticus (A.D. 350), a complete copy, date within 250 years of the time of composition. This may seem like a long time span, but it is minimal compared to most ancient works.
The earliest copy of Caesar's The Gallic Wars dates 1,000 years after it was written, and the first complete copy of the Odyssey by Homer dates 2,200 years after it was written. When the interval between the writing of the New Testament and earliest copies is compared to other ancient works, the New Testament proves to be much closer to the time of the original.
F. F. Bruce makes the following observation: "The evidence for our New Testament writings is ever so much greater than the evidence for many writings of classical authors, the authenticity of which no one dreams of questioning."
He also states, "And if the New Testament were a collection of secular writings, their authenticity would generally be regarded as beyond all doubt" (The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable? p. 15).
Sir Frederic Kenyon, former director and principal librarian of the British Museum, was one of the foremost experts on ancient manuscripts and their authority. Shortly before his death, he wrote this concerning the New Testament:
"The interval between the dates of original composition (of the New Testament) and the earliest extant evidence becomes so small as to be in fact negligible, and the last foundation for any doubt that the Scriptures have come down to us substantially as they were written has now been removed. Both the authenticity and the general integrity of the books of the New Testament may be regarded as finally established" (The Bible and Archaeology, pp. 288-89).
You sir embody everything I despise about religion
Originally posted by tetra50
I am not really wanting to argue with what you hold sacred, as I respect whatever gives people faith and allows them comfort, solace in the pain of living..... However, what i would say to you is that much has been erased, manipulated and changed, and this, in essence, created the perfect crime....to commit the evil, erase all proof and fact of it, so as to make the victim the perpetrator. Now, I realize, upon first reading, this may not seem to relate at all to what you are saying and asking for. However, in truth it does. There was truth before the bible, and before it was manipulated to make a new truth, but all, are obfusctions by which to assert that life and living are inherently evil and should be destroyed, so that there is nothing any longer.
Originally posted by randyvs
reply to post by metaldemon2000
I asked you to prove it. If you cant do that you believe a lie.
Something well documented should be easily produced.edit on 27-11-2011 by randyvs because: (no reason given)
You know as will as I do that wiki will not suffice as evidence. Why didn't you use Wiki as the heading of your link ? Evidence my rear.edit on 27-11-2011 by randyvs because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by fixer1967
The Bible is the most edited book of all time. It has been added to and taken away from so many times who is to say what parts are still there from the first Bible.
There are even versions out there where the sentence structure has been changed to make it easier to read (it is claimed).
Now add to the fact that most of the Bible was written 400 to 500 years after the fact
I just find it hard to believe that any one would take any of it seriously.
Originally posted by Clisen33
reply to post by randyvs
Ask the pope to view the Vatican library, where the majority of original biblical writings are kept. Tell me what happens.
I'm not your mom,