Originally posted by lupodigubbio
So there, that´s my generalized example. Christ makes sense to me but the bible does not.
Now I need a brave, honest believer to volunteer and answer the following questions.
Is there anything within your chosen faith/sacred book/doctrine you don´t agree with? Are there any parts that are a bit more difficult to digest?
Does any of the information found within the teachings contradict any of your core ethics or morality?
Thank you for your time!
If I may, there is/are many different concerns that should be addressed when considering this matter.
For the English Reader, one of the greatest concerns is the Linguistics and the ability one has to check back to the Original Text.
There is ONLY ONE English Bible I am aware of that has the tools available to do this. The King James 1611 Bible.
The tool would be the Strong's Exhaustive Concordance.
One, without the other, leaves the reader with only the Dogmas, Doctrines and Theologies of Man to aquire the "meanings".
You can see this in the smattering of responses so far. Some here have clearly expressed they take this and that and ignored the balance. So be it,
but that wasn't why the Letter (edited as it has been) from GOD to you, was inspired.
This brings us to a second aspect of this. I was raised Pentecostal, and I can say that I saw this manner of teaching was applied. Taking a verse, and
finding another verse, twist in an life lesson tale, and close with another verse to teach Dogma, Doctrine and Theology to the Sheep. Things such as
Rapture Theory, GOD Created the Earth in 6 Days (144 Hours), All people are Descended from Adam and Eve, The Races are a result of SIN, The whole
Earth was Rinsed Clean and ONLY Noah and his family survived the flood, and I can go on and on and on.
Point is, NO WHERE is it ever indicated within the Scriptures that any of these Dogmas, Doctrines, and Theologies of Man are infact true. In most
cases they are in a direct conflict with the Bible and HIS teachings.
Now, with that said, I have no difficulties with believing the Letter GOD left for me. I use the 1611 Bible and the Strong's Concordance together,
and can study the BIBLE, apposed to being told what is within that letter by others with their own agendas to address.
And for the cry that may arise from within ATS over the 1611 Bible and it's errors, and that there are better translated versions, to each their own.
Again, it is the matter of study that is MY CONCERN, and pretty fuzzy speak tomes that lack any credibility or means to verify such isn't something
you can study. You sure can read them, but it's again "trusting" someone else and their Dogmas, Doctrines, and Theologies that are sculpted with
further twisting of words or phrases.
Keep inmind this. When Christ was Tempted by Satan, that Devil Quoted Scripture verbatim with only supple changes to the context, and attempted to
sway Christ into acting out on those Verses he (Satan) crafted. As we all know, that didn't work out but what did he think was going to happen?
This brings me to another concern, in respects to the New and Old Testament. Today, The Church teach of Christ and His message. But His Message, is
taken out of context, when it is removed from the Balance of the Bible.
Christ is the LIVING WORD OF GOD, and came here to fulfill Prophesy. He even states this along with clarifying He was NOT here to change the Law.
But the Church doesn't teach the Law anymore. Nor do they Teach Prophesy. (They are going to be Raptured, so it doesn't matter that they need to
teach the balance of the book). Jesus Saves, that's all you need to know.
So if Christ makes sense to you but the bible does not, your only problem is not understanding Jesus is the LIVING word humanized. He is those texts
alive in flesh and blood.
I also noted in a few responses, about ones ability to accept the Bible seeing it has been translated from translations of Translations of the
Original Text, with this or that cut out. The removal of the Apocrypha is a loss, but that doesn't mean one shouldn't read these texts. They hold
truths that may have been in conflict with the Set Dogmas, Doctrines and Theologies that MAN wished to promote so to the curb they went.
I will also note, that despite some of the concerns expressed, they did find a Scroll in the Dead Sea Scrolls which VERBATIM matched the Isaiah Text
that had been passed on through time and is found even today within the 1611 Bible. There were no misquotes carried through the time from when this
located Scroll was scribed to the present.
I do not know if any of this helps or not, but remember, the Bible and Christ are the Same Thing. GOD's gifts to You.
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