Why do you believe the Bible ?

@Pose123 (21667)
Canada
August 19, 2007 7:33pm CST
If you are a christian, you believe the Bible to be true, right? Now I know some Christians take the Bible literally, others don't. Since there appears so little proof of much that's written there, outside the Bible itself, why do you believe it? Is it because you were taught it for as long as you can remember? Is it because of your parents, or do you have another reason?
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• India
20 Aug 07
the bible has been passed on thru many generations and im damn sure its true..all that is given in the bible is simply what is happening in today's world and is what is gonna happenn ..
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
20 Aug 07
Hi felixrajan1988, Thanks for commenting.
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@Ptolemy (21)
• Philippines
20 Aug 07
There are numerous reasons why we should believe in the bible. First, it is the inspired word of God. As Creator, God has all the knowledge and wisdom about His creation. So we could treat the Bible as "manual" in our lives. Just like "manuals" from different manufacturers of different products. It teaches us to use our lives the way our Creator intended it to be.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
20 Aug 07
Hi Ptolemy, THank you for commenting.
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• United States
20 Aug 07
I've overcame numerous obstacles throughout the course of my life, and honestly, I needed one thing that was consistent in my life, and I chose for that to be my faith in God. I believe that the Bible conveys an important message through its numerous parables and passages, though I don't believe that it speaks a literal truth, but rather a metaphoric truth.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
20 Aug 07
Hi lazywalt99, Faith in God appears to have helped you. That is excellent. I like your response. Thank you.
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@cherry2 (43)
• United States
20 Aug 07
Look at it this way.Why do muslims take the koran literaally? Why do jews take the Torah literally? The spiritual literature is the very foundation of their belief systems.So then why should not Christians take their spiritual literature literally? Let's go a step further.Of all the spiritual literature ever written,the Bible gives more in depht a history of mankind beginnings,the creation of the world [in a practical sense],the history of civilizations,the furture state of mankind/world, and an afterlife. Further more if the Bible is supposed to be the inspired word of God why should it not be believe by christians. Last but not least'seek and you shall find' there are numerous publications on the authencity of the writings in the Bible.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
20 Aug 07
Hi cherry2, Some very good thoughts. Thank you.
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@MikeMe (100)
• United States
22 Aug 07
If you claim to be a Christian and say the Bible is NOT true..you maybe something, but Christian is not one of them. Now that I've made an inflammatory remark, let me say this: I believe the Bible to be the true inspired Word of God in it's original texts. We don't have those today, but I believe it is remarkably preserved. I find it funny how no one doubts that Homer wrote "Iliad", and the oldest manuscript of that is dated some 8,000 years or something like that AFTER he allegedly wrote it. On the other hand, we have manuscripts of the Bible as close as 125 years after they were written. Have people perverted it over the years? Yes. Have they misinterpreted it? Yes. But that's a human problem, not a problem with the Bible. Science has NEVER disproved anything in the Bible, but it has often been shown to be accurate. If you read 500 people saw someone/something in the newspaper, you would say, "Well, it must be true if that many people saw it!" Yet, scripture records that over 500 people saw Jesus, alive, AFTER his crucifixion and everyone says it's made up. This book provokes so much controversy because of one simple reason. People don't want it to be true. Because, if it IS true, then they have to stop believing in what they want to believe and believe in the God of the Bible. As long as folks convince themselves the Bible is not true, they can continue to create God in their own image, conform Him to their own lifestyle, or in many instances deny Him altogether. If they have to admit it's true, they can no longer just do whatever they want. Those who don't wish to believe are the ones who try and discredit it. Every single person who tries to claim the Bible is myth or completely allegorical has an agenda and that agenda is to believe in something of their own choosing, not what God tells them to believe. In our post-modern age, no one wants absolute truth. They want their own truth. Admitting scripture is true denies them that ability.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
22 Aug 07
Hi MikeMe, thanks for contributing to this discussion. There are many definitions of Christian, no problem.
@MikeMe (100)
• United States
23 Aug 07
Well, there is only ONE definition of Christian and that is "one who follows Christ". People have tried to lasso that term to make it mean what they want it to mean, but there is but one true definition.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
24 Aug 07
Very interesting MikeMe because that is also my definition. There may be some things in the Bible that I find hard to believe, but the teachings of Christ is not one of them. Human error does occur of course, and I'm sure we don't have all the teachings. Blessings.
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
22 Aug 07
I was taught, but I also know it from personal experience.But as for little proof, well that is becoming something you can't really say. For example one site, creationevidence.org has some findings along with some other sites that have evidence from Noah's Ark to the Walls of Jericho. (On the Walls of Jericho, the ruins actually does show how the walls fell). Just because you have not heard about it, does not make it not real. They also recently opened a creation museum in Texas, so before you say they have little proof, I suggest you do some research..
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
22 Aug 07
Thanks carmelanirel, I intent to do as much research as I can. Blessings.
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• United States
28 Aug 07
That would be wonderful, Pose123. Some people in leadership don't like it when the small guy questions and researches, but I do it all the time, because you can't trust in man completely, you must weed out those who are not truthful...
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
27 Aug 07
I believe the Bible is the inspired word of God that HE moved men to write it down and that is logically connected to show the beginnings of history right down to the coming of Christ. Yes I went to Church with my mother when I was a little girl, but I was not dragged to it, as some assume, but I thought they were wonderful stories until I studied the Bible for myself and I found that certain people in history, the Hittites, thought to have been made up, mentioned in the Bible, actually existed, plus other archaeological findings showed proof that certain characters in the Bible existed. I also tried to do the mathematical backyard counting to see how old the Earth was according to the Bible, as I did figure if the World was as old as evolution would assume, we would be knee deep in people and we would have been settling the planets already. (I had plenty of time in those days, the years before the Flood were not as many as the evolutionists assume.) However I did not need these proofs, which are mainly to convince the skeptics to believe, because God puts in the hearts of every believer, that HIS WORD is written down in the Bible./
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
27 Aug 07
Hi suspenseful, Thanks for adding your opinion.
@luzamper (1360)
• Philippines
24 Aug 07
I don't think I exist if there's nobody who started and created all such things that we see around including man. And we call that somebody as God. If God has done all such things, that handy book which we call Holy Bible is not impossible to be done by Him - God is the primary character there and He speaks and nobody claims authorship of the books there. We are all given wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. With such, we would know what to do and for me, I do believe the Holy Bible as the Word of God. It's up to others if they don't believe. May God bless them and all of us to understand the Holy Bible.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
24 Aug 07
Hi luzamper, You make a very good point, and I thank you for your observations. Blessings.
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
20 Aug 07
Firstly I am a believer in something, and I dont think we will find out what there is until it is our time so no I don't believe in the Bibible simply because who know what book is the book if any of them are, each religion has their own book, and there can only be one book so anyone one of them could be and all of them could be just books so I think everyone should just live good lives,be as happy as possible, love one another and wait til our times comes to see for our selves...
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
20 Aug 07
Hi lilaclady, thanks for a good response.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
20 Aug 07
I believe in the Bible I am a christian and its God's message for me, His word is a lamp to my feet a light to my path, my guide and my strength.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
20 Aug 07
Hi Zelmarq, Thanks for commenting.
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