reply to post by XxNightAngelusxX
Yes, I know the Lord. We just had a lovely talk, actually. The last few days I have grown ever closer, and with it have brought many blessings. I
can't be thankful enough.
One thing I do know, is that the Bible IS true. After reading this post, it seems you have a lot of misconceptions about it - and that's probably a
big factor as to why you don't believe the Bible is His word.
Let's start with one claim at a time.
However, look at how many hundreds of years have gone by since the Bible was originally written. Look at how many times and in how many
languages it has been translated.
Thousands of years, actually. And translations don't change the meaning - it changes the language. Yes, the Bible has been translated dozens of times
- but you know what? If you line up all the translations one by one, the message is still the same.
It's known that the Catholic church removed certain books of the Bible a long time back, claiming that ordinary people were 'not worthy' to
Don't read a Roman Catholic Bible, then. The Christian Bible (specifically the KJV) is the accurate one, and has not been affected as much as you
The Bible has been in the hands of many different generations of governments, kings, queens, emperors, dictators, presidents, and all the
possible secret societies behind them all. Who's to say how many times it's been changed and altered?
If you look into it, the Bible has not been changed all that much. There were copies, yes. Copies after copies after copies. But here's the thing -
they were copies
. If you put a letter in the copy machine, what comes out?
The reason it was copied so much, was because the documents were getting worn out and were needing back ups - people used them a lot. This isn't a
bad thing. In fact, it's a good thing - something that is worn out that much means that they were reliable sources of information. Wikipedia is used
daily, and it's reliable - for the most part. I would be afraid of the documents that AREN'T used much, that don't have any other copies available.
As it stands, the Bible is a tried-and-true historical document. The finding of the Dead Sea scrolls confirm that it's word has stayed the same for
thousands of years.
You also mentioned Easter and Christmas. I agree - Easter and Christmas are pagan holidays. The reason they are celebrated as Christian holidays, is
because Emperor Constantine, when he "converted to Christianity", still had his pagan roots and wanted to create a holiday for both pagans and
The REAL Christian holidays to celebrate, are Passover (, Palm Sunday (The Sunday before Easter, when Jesus entered into Jerusalem), Resurrection Day
(aka Easter), Good Friday (commemorating the Passion), and even the "lesser" holidays of Maundy (the Thursday before Easter, commemorating the Last
Supper) or even Thanksgiving.
Easter and Passover have nothing in common, however. Even though the Bible uses the term, it doesn't mean there is common ground to accept Easter.
Passover is a VERY significant holiday - it signifies the "passing over" of God's judgement. It originated as the final plague against Pharaoh, and
the "passing over" of death over the Hebrews living there, signifying God's passing judgement. For Christians, Passover is in memorial of the
crucifixion of Christ.
The Passover of the Old Testament was a foreshadowing of things to come in the New Testament - Death of the firstborns, the young children, innocent -
the plague from Pharaoh, as it's known - and the passing over of judgement from the children of God - the Hebrews. It foreshadowed the death of
Christ, and with his resurrection comes salvation - the passing over of judgement on the children of God.
As for Christmas.. it is just when they think Christ was born, but he was likely born in September.