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Originally posted by Chukkles
I could believe Mary was abducted and impregnated with alien DNA more than I believe and Angel just told her she was a pregnant virgin.
Jesus being an/the first Alien Human hybrid makes all the sense in the world to me.
Originally posted by kdog1982
Here we go with taking the words of the Bible in a literal sense.
Where did the bible you read right now come from?
The Christian Bible is divided into two parts. The first is called the Old Testament, containing the (minimum) 39 books of Hebrew Scripture, and the second portion is called the New Testament, containing a set of 27 books. The first four books of the New Testament form the Canonical gospels which recount the life of Jesus and are central to the Christian faith. Christian Bibles include the books of the Hebrew Bible, but arranged in a different order: Jewish Scripture ends with the people of Israel restored to Jerusalem and the temple, whereas the Christian arrangement ends with the book of the prophet Malachi. The oldest surviving Christian Bibles are Greek manuscripts from the 4th century; the oldest complete Jewish Bible is a Greek translation, also dating to the 4th century. The oldest complete manuscripts of the Hebrew Bible (the Masoretic text) date from the Middle Ages.
During the three centuries following the establishment of Christianity in the 1st century, Church Fathers compiled Gospel accounts and letters of apostles into a Christian Bible which became known as the New Testament. The Old and New Testaments together are commonly referred to as "The Holy Bible" (τὰ βιβλία τὰ ἅγια). Many Christians consider the text of the Bible to be divinely inspired, and cite passages in the Bible itself as support for this belief. The canonical composition of the Old Testament is under dispute between Christian groups: Protestants hold only the books of the Hebrew Bible to be canonical; Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox additionally consider the deuterocanonical books, a group of Jewish books, to be canonical. The New Testament is composed of the Gospels ("good news"), the Acts of the Apostles, the Epistles (letters), and the Book of Revelation. The Bible is the best-selling book in history with approximate sales estimates ranging from 2.5 billion to 6 billion.
Thank Jesus wiki is back up!
Basically,what you read is what the church elders decided you should read.
Interpret as needed to fit your cause or needs.
edit on 19-1-2012 by kdog1982 because: because my r is broken
This word is used by theologians and canon lawyers to refer to the canons of the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox and Anglican Churches adopted by ecumenical councils. It also refers to later law developed by local churches and dioceses of these churches. The function of this collection is somewhat analogous to the precedents established in common law by case law. In the 20th century, the Roman Catholic Church revised its canon law in 1917 and then again in 1983, into the modern Code of Canon Law. This code is no longer merely a compilation of papal decrees and conciliar legislation, but a more completely developed body of international church law. It is analogous to the English system of statute law. Canonical can also mean "part of the canon", i.e., one of the books comprising a biblical canon, (e.g. the Gospel of Matthew or the Gospel of Mark) as opposed to apocryphal books (e.g. the Gospel according to the Hebrews). The term is also applied by Westerners to other religions, but in inconsistent ways: for example, in the case of Buddhist texts one authority refers to "scriptures and other canonical texts", while another says that scriptures can be categorized into canonical, commentarial and pseudo-canonical. Canonization is the process by which a Christian church recognizes an official saint.
a canon was originally a rule adopted by a council; these canons formed the foundation of canon law.
Originally posted by defconzero
reply to post by kdog1982
I think I understand what your asking. I used a King James Bible. Old and New. I also use Book of Strong's Biblical Concordance. ^_^
The Strong's concordance is a very useful tool for studying the scriptures. It takes every single word of the King James Version and lists where each word can be found in the scriptures. It is useful for locating scripture verses that you know the words to, but don't know the book, chapter and verse.