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  • juliechristo
    juliechristo
    Posted on:
    29th Apr 2010 03:38pm

    Last Post 1st Oct 2012
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    Religion

    Do you believe in the Bible and follow it closely?

  • Saxbloke
    Saxbloke
    Posted on:
    29th Apr 2010 05:37pm

    Saxbloke says: Depends which Bible you refer to. I agree with and accept the Hebrew portion as accurate, but have some serious doubts about the what Christians call the New Testament as developed by the Catholic church in the 4th century CE.

  • Nephthys65
    Nephthys65
    Posted on:
    5th May 2010 12:30pm

    Nephthys65 says: Yes I do believe in the Bible, unfortunately there is so many versions and different beliefs/opinions it seems open to interpretation. So I follow the spirit of intent as i am able

  • joe
    joe
    Posted on:
    6th May 2010 01:15pm

    Nephthys65 says: Yes I do believe in the Bible, unfortunately there is so many versions and different beliefs/opinions it seems open to interpretation. So I follow the spirit of intent as i am able

    joe says: Both the old and new testaments are the inspired word of God, some say that that man wrote the bible this is correct, all the writers were inspired by God's Holy Spirit. for those of us that believe we are looking foward to a great move of God by His to take place shortly acroos this planet we call home. yes there will be doubters and believers who read this, but i for one am a believer and know that we are in for the most exciting times that this earth has ever seen.

  • Jen
    Jen
    Posted on:
    11th May 2010 07:18am

    joe says: Both the old and new testaments are the inspired word of God, some say that that man wrote the bible this is correct, all the writers were inspired by God's Holy Spirit. for those of us that...

    Jen says: I am with you on this one Joe. The Bible is first and foremost a communication from the Creator to his human family. Just because that family has messed things up, doesn't mean that God has. There is a purpose to everything and God has revealed in his word what that purpose is.

    Bible prophesy proves that the Bible is not the work of men. Things were written sometimes thousands of years before they happened. No human could predict that.
    The book of Daniel, for example was written over two and a half thousand years ago...we are living in the times Daniel foretold. (Dan 12:4)
    The things that we are experiencing on earth today is proof that we are living in "the last days" of this system of things. (2 Tim 3:1-5)

    Joe is right......"we are in for the most exciting times that this earth has ever seen." So we better make sure that we have made a careful search for God because he is scanning hearts as we speak, looking for those who are looking for him. Only these will survive the "end of the age". (Matt 24:3; 2 Peter 3:9-14; Isaiah 55:6)

    Exciting times indeed!

  • joe
    joe
    Posted on:
    11th May 2010 08:17am

    Jen says: I am with you on this one Joe. The Bible is first and foremost a communication from the Creator to his human family. Just because that family has messed things up, doesn't mean that God has. There...

    joe says: I agree wholeheartedly.

  • sherry007
    sherry007
    Posted on:
    14th Oct 2011 04:47pm

    Jen says: I am with you on this one Joe. The Bible is first and foremost a communication from the Creator to his human family. Just because that family has messed things up, doesn't mean that God has. There...

    sherry007 says: I agree with Jen we need to be more concern with our relationship with God than what verson of the bible we use as God can still speak to us through any verson .In these days we need Gods word more than ever.

  • Oscar
    Oscar
    Posted on:
    5th May 2010 01:33pm

    Oscar says: The bible is just another book written by humans. Nowhere in the bible does it say "this is the word of God" It says the scripture according to John, Matthew, Paul etc, so is based on their observations and beliefs. It is used by fanatics to justify their attempts to control society according to their hard line beliefs as practised in various so called Christian faiths the same as hardline muslims use the Koran to further their objectives.

  • Hartmut
    Hartmut
    Posted on:
    18th Mar 2011 07:06pm

    Oscar says: The bible is just another book written by humans. Nowhere in the bible does it say "this is the word of God" It says the scripture according to John, Matthew, Paul etc, so is based on their...

    Hartmut says: As you said, the teachings of real wise men have been hijacked, by the leaders of man-made religions - to control mankind.
    Those religions have also been used to persecute and violate those who think, or are different. I mean, what could be more ignorant or absurd, to call a war "holy", be that a Pope inspired crusade or the current Jihad by fanatical Muslims.



  • stewart
    stewart
    Posted on:
    5th May 2010 03:01pm

    stewart says: the most interesting book associated with the bible was one written by Issac Assimov. Using the King James version he researched other sourse from babylon,Roman, Summittes Greek and other ancient records to try and prove that the events did happen. Sorry if my spelling is wrong

  • bel
    bel
    Posted on:
    6th May 2010 02:19pm

    bel says: I am somewhat confused if you follow a book as a religion?

  • joe
    joe
    Posted on:
    11th May 2010 08:15am

    bel says: I am somewhat confused if you follow a book as a religion?

    joe says: Well bel when you buy a new car you have a book called an owners manual , this tells you how to operate the car etc along with information regarding the vehicle itself , this also applies to most other things we purchase it is called an instruction manual,To Most Christians the Bible is the instruction book of life, sure we all are not perfect but to those who believe we strive to do what this book shows us in how to live our lives , that is love one another just asChrist loves us, the best part is knowing that Christ died for our sins and rose again, as i said earlier we are not perfect,We are forgiven.

  • Dixi
    Dixi
    Posted on:
    30th Jul 2010 03:18pm

    joe says: Well bel when you buy a new car you have a book called an owners manual , this tells you how to operate the car etc along with information regarding the vehicle itself , this also applies to most...

    Dixi says: But Joe .. your vehicle instruction manual isn't two thousand years out of date. How on earth can you rely on a creed which has been changed and reinterpreted by so many different scribes. How also can you rely on an interpretation by one of the final Roman emperors (a man - not God) on the relationship of God the Father/Son and Holy Ghost. Finally, Jesus was not the son of God but as the Muslims believe just one of many devout and misunderstood prophets.

  • Bob
    Bob
    Posted on:
    23rd Jun 2010 04:15pm

    Bob says: It is a Novel, a work of Fiction.

  • phoenix
    phoenix
    Posted on:
    12th Dec 2010 04:56pm

    Bob says: It is a Novel, a work of Fiction.

    phoenix says: too right bob it is

  • donitik
    donitik
    Posted on:
    11th Aug 2010 10:16pm

    donitik says: I do... :) Believe it with all my heart...and try to follow it closely...except that I'm just human and humans err...

  • Bob
    Bob
    Posted on:
    9th Apr 2011 02:45pm

    donitik says: I do... :) Believe it with all my heart...and try to follow it closely...except that I'm just human and humans err...

    Bob says: BaaaH

  • sherri
    sherri
    Posted on:
    30th Nov 2011 03:57pm

    Bob says: BaaaH

    sherri says: Thought just occurs to me as I scan the replies to this question....
    If we live in a culture of respect and tolerance about the beleifs of other people, why is it that 'people of the book' (Christians, Jews and Muslims) ...and particularly christians are reviled/ridiculed for the beleifs that they hold?

  • sherri
    sherri
    Posted on:
    30th Nov 2011 04:03pm

    sherri says: Thought just occurs to me as I scan the replies to this question....
    If we live in a culture of respect and tolerance about the beleifs of other people, why is it that 'people of the book'...

    sherri says: OOPS! - hit 'reply' by accident.

    Meant to add that the original question posed by Julie seemed to be open and value free -

    I will be interested myself to see the range of answers. I hope that everyone will welcome the whole gamut of answers possible and not put down anyone who holds a contrary view.

  • amandahmp
    amandahmp
    Posted on:
    13th Aug 2010 04:17pm

    amandahmp says: Believe yes, but not quite with following
    It's really hard to follow the bible closely these days. There's peer pressure and what nots but I try to do them when I can
    LOL bible's subject to various interpretations anyway, and experiences change the way people understand the bible. and honestly there's so many parts of the bible that I dont understand =(

  • lucylue
    lucylue
    Posted on:
    25th Aug 2010 11:30am

    lucylue says: isn't it our responsibility to 'love one another as i have loved you and love your god with all your mind all your heart and all your soul' i can't remember reading the 'condemn those who do not believe as you' part???

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