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The bible

The bible is nothing more then the accounts from men whom were friends/followers of Jesus. Those who knew him both directly and indirectly. So since it is just a gathering of notes and letters from these people to the world do you think that a bible is where they thought their writings would end up? Cause there are letters from Paul to certain cities and groups that are not meant for everyone. But we can read and learn that hey they did this and not take it as oh hey he's talking to me. So why do christians argue about what teh bible says when is the apostels time and the spreading of the new covenant message time there was no bible. All they had was the OT but we are not under those laws anymore, except for the food laws that's what Lexylex says I have to study this.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:37 PM on Dec. 6, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • the only answer you'll get hon, is "they were under the influence of the lord god almighty, who commanded them to write his word."

    i clearly see your point, but there is no use arguing to a bunch of people who believe in a book that says "Hey! Believe In ME!"
    know what i mean?
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 5:47 PM on Dec. 6, 2009

  • O.K. while humanly speaking they are just as you say letters and stories, poems and memories, they are divinely inspired.
    2. Timothy 3:16-17
    16All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.(NIV)
    So God used the men who wrote the Bible to convey His words to all humans for all time.
    teamquinn

    Answer by teamquinn at 5:49 PM on Dec. 6, 2009

  • except for the food laws

    And the adultery law, but only if you're gay. If you're straight you're good.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:59 PM on Dec. 6, 2009

  • So why do christians argue about what teh bible says when is the apostels time and the spreading of the new covenant message time there was no bible.
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    You are correct, they had the OT! When Paul wrote 2 Timothy 3:16-17 he was talking about the Old Testament! That is the point I was making to begin with. ALL of it was given by inspiration (even those dietary laws!)
    Lexylex

    Answer by Lexylex at 6:28 PM on Dec. 6, 2009

  • Lexylex
    do you believe that following those dietary laws are a requirement of salvation
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:35 PM on Dec. 6, 2009

  • requirement for salvation
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:36 PM on Dec. 6, 2009

  • So what parts of the OT Lexy are we to adhere to?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:49 PM on Dec. 6, 2009

  • my biggest problem with the Bible being 100% absolute truth is similar to your questions. it drives me nuts when ppl take a suggestion Paul made to a church w/ a specific problem & use it to mean that that must be the way things are for everyone now. especially, when the suggestion is culture specific.

    my dad is currently in school to be a minister & has to translate parts of the Bible from the "original" Hebrew. he's told me that the Hebrew language leaves a LOT up to interpretation, as in you have to really look at the entire phrase to get the meaning of one word. doing this has changed some of his staunch beliefs about non-essentials.

    ive also never understood why some believe we are under the food laws, but not the other laws from the OT.
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 7:16 PM on Dec. 6, 2009

  • ive also never understood why some believe we are under the food laws, but not the other laws from the OT.

    Convenience.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 7:45 PM on Dec. 6, 2009

  • dont' follow the bible if you don't like it, but trying to prove others should not use the bible as a guide only proves you are tyring to convince yourself.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:49 PM on Dec. 6, 2009

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