I am just curious.
I know that man wrote the Bible, that man claims to have been inspired by God to have written the Bible (books of) and that books have been removed from the Bible by man and that at the end of the Bible claims to be the End of All as we know it or(however one puts it).
Now my ? is this... If "Man" wrote the Bible then, can "Man" add to the Bible now? If he claims to be inspired by God, who is there to say he is wrong or lying?
Why did the Bible end like it did, did those who wrote it think "Man" would not be around now (2000 + yrs later) to possibly add more or did the God of the Bible stop inspiring "Man" all together?
You have some who live by the Bible literally and others who pick and choose parts to live by, why not update it to the current Century since so much from then and now are different, people have changed...
And plz I honestly don't think scripture can help with this answer...
Answer by Rebeccaroe at 8:44 AM on Oct. 29, 2009
Answer by older at 9:26 AM on Oct. 29, 2009
There is too much in your question to answer succinctly and sufficiently. If you would truly welcome answers write to Jehovah's Witnesses at which of these addresses is appropriate for you http://www.watchtower.org/address/article_01.htm
and request the book, "The Bible: God's Word Or Man's".
Answer by Mamkind at 9:28 AM on Oct. 29, 2009
Answer by hot-mama86 at 9:50 AM on Oct. 29, 2009
Answer by gmasboy at 9:51 AM on Oct. 29, 2009
Answer by eringobrough at 10:11 AM on Oct. 29, 2009
The article "What is Sacred Tradition" explains part of the idea from the Catholic perspective.
Answer by eringobrough at 10:12 AM on Oct. 29, 2009
Answer by gmasboy at 10:17 AM on Oct. 29, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:29 AM on Oct. 29, 2009
eringobrough, what you are saying is that nothing new (Catholic view) can be added to the Bible?
That no one other person can claim being inspired by God to have written something current for current times to be added? So God doesn't inspire anyone now to continue the book?
Being inspired by God is not the same as writing the inerrant Word of God (aka the Bible). People can be inspired by God all the time in writings, music, artwork, conversation. But what Catholics believe is that there will be no new revelations - that when Jesus Christ - God incarnate - came to earth He revealled all we need to know until He comes again.
Answer by eringobrough at 10:40 AM on Oct. 29, 2009
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