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Have you noticed?

Have you noticed how some people who say they have studied the bible are not using it for their guidlines of truth? I believe that we are supposed to read material and compare it to the bible text then accept it as truth if it lines us with the bible; not take the bible and see if it lines up with what some errant human thinks. agree or disagree?

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Asked by ptomom678 at 10:34 PM on Apr. 5, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • yes, mostly preachers are guilty of doing that

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 10:37 PM on Apr. 5, 2010

  • What college did you attend where you only used one resource? Did you not ever have to check those facts with other text? Did you not ever have to do research on both sides as to prevent getting a bad grade because your work is biased?

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:40 PM on Apr. 5, 2010

  • And what happens if what is written in the bible does not match what you feel in your heart and soul? Should we then try to change our own feelings and beliefs to match some book that has been edited and changed several times? Oh, and which version of the bible should we change to?

    Answer by spiritguide_23 at 10:55 PM on Apr. 5, 2010

  • research is good but faith is better... yet the bible says people are destroyed because of lack of knowledge... knowledge of what, of who? God and His word.
    All Jesus had was the scrolls and His faith in His Father. He had a relationship with His Father.

    Here lets try this... When we are born we trust in the person that cares for us. Do we as soon as we are born find out the history of our parents to see if they are who they say they are or do we trust them?
    That is how it is for us as Christians. We trust in God and trust that HIS word is true. Its ok to study the past revivals, the history but we have to be careful for it not to lead us into unbelief as I have seen happen to so many people because they end up lacking knowledge of WHO HE IS! They LOSE faith, trust and so forth. God never lies, never has, never will, He is never changing so the word is not false.
    The disciples /Apostles some were learned men but cont

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 11:07 PM on Apr. 5, 2010

  • most were not. God didn't teach them history, He taught them love and how to relate to His Father, He taught them healing and deliverance. He taught them belief not unbelief.
    I love to read about history but I do not allow it to deter me from believing in HIS word, the bible. I want the knowledge of His word and who HE is .

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 11:10 PM on Apr. 5, 2010

  • Some people read the Bible as literal some believe some stories are metaphors to teach lessons. Different people can read the same words and have entirely different interpretations. It's hard to judge who is right or wrong because it always feels right from your own perspective.


    Answer by RyansMom001 at 11:19 PM on Apr. 5, 2010

  • Not all of those who study the Bible may believe it to be truth to begin with, many also study the history of the times in which it was written as well so they understand why certain things were written. Really you should learn to apply your question to the audience from which you intend to receive the answers you wish to hear.

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 11:57 PM on Apr. 5, 2010

  • disagree. To take the bible and not line it up with history, many times leads people to folly on their interpretations because they don't have a better understanding of the cultures/histories of the time. The bible can also lead some to commit horrible acts of violence by just taking one or a few passages well out of context. (such as burning witches while completely ignoring the commandment of "thou shalt not Kill". )

    Not to mention, there is nothing wrong with researching a part of history and culture, that doesn't mean you believe it was written by a deity. It doesn't mean it wasn't. That's up to the individual to determine their faith (remember, faith is different from actual truth, faith is only personal truth, which is little more than an opinion).

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 7:55 AM on Apr. 6, 2010

  • I have not noticed that

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:28 AM on Apr. 6, 2010

  • That doesn't make any more sense than taking all of the knowledge that has accumulated over thousands of years and determining it's validity based on how well it agrees with The Lord of the Rings.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:24 PM on Apr. 6, 2010

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