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Originally posted by 547000
Originally posted by jmdewey60
The Catholic Church was the sole organization at the time which could launch a program of this magnitude, to compile a Bible.
They collected and copied and collated it.
They did not produce the original scource documents.
They only inherited copies of them from an older time.
Before the organization calling themselves, the Catholic Church, came into existence.edit on 14-1-2012 by jmdewey60 because: (no reason given)
I think you're missing the fact that the bible cannot interpret itself. The Catholic Church had the authority to compile it and decide what is true and what is false because they've inherited apostolic authority.
Originally posted by sacgamer25
If they had this authority why did they add books over 1000 years after they rejected them?
And why are they now saying that they don't believe in what they accepted as truth 1700 years ago.
Anyone that has the authority they claim should have clearly known what was true and what was fiction and simply left out those things that were untrue.
but you still prefer to listen to the church rather than listen to God.
Then, later, Jesus gave the same authority to what we have to take as the entire assembly of disciples, representing the church as a whole.
And CHRIST HIMSELF gave Peter full authority .. whatever he held bound on earth was bound in heaven.
Most of the "errors" are spelling errors, or pen slips. Trivial stuff. Caused by people's slips and not affecting the truth of it.
they don't beileive the whole thing
Originally posted by charles1952
reply to post by The Riley Family
You know, words are funny things. You just can't trust them to mean what the other person meant them to mean.
For about the hundreth time, I wish I could discuss things face to face.
I think the errors in the Bible are more like the error you made. Most of the "errors" are spelling errors, or pen slips. Trivial stuff. Caused by people's slips and not affecting the truth of it.
I believe in the truth of the Bible, becuase I believe it was inspired by the Holy Spirit.
That DOES NOT mean that I think every word is literally accurate, just like I don't believe "Tiger Woods just hit that ball a mile!" is literally accurate. A portrait painter doesn't paint the subject exactly, he paaints the truth of the subject. Even a photographer will adjust the lighting and filters to bring out a special feature in the subject's face.
You are right that the different denominations are a scandal to Christianity. It was a sad day when the first major group started their own denomination. And that denomination has just continued to split and split again to this day. One person reads the Bible, decides "This is what it means!" and starts his own denomination. As I say. it's sad.