the bible

@jeytee (20)
May 19, 2008 7:48am CST
how serious do you take this book people.does its teachings make sense to you?lets start with Judah did he have a choice in his role as the betrayer?...............
6 responses
@acevivx (1566)
• Philippines
19 May 08
The Bible is the only book that has been translated into almost all the l;anguages and several dialects of the world. it has survived for centuries and until now it is still being read and believed in by millions of people. These alone would give you an idea of how serious the Bible is.But of course there are also a lot of people, usually non-believers, atheists and those who have lost their faith who do not believe in the Bible and don't take it seriously. But that's their choice. Just remember if and when you read the Bible, not to interpret it literally or in the light of the modern times and culture. It should be taken against the backdrop of the times in which it was written so it can be interpreted correctly. But again surprisingly, it can be interpreted in many different ways depending on the inspiration from above.If one does not take the Bible seriously, the polite thing o do is respect the right of those who take it seriously. What other book can claim the honor of being the most read of all books?
@jeytee (20)
20 May 08
you seem quite serious about this my friend.i like that.so you take the book serious?i respect those who take it serious but my effort of getting serious with it don't seem to yield much.how come
@acevivx (1566)
• Philippines
20 May 08
I am really serious about it. It may seem blase but reading the bible has really helped me a lot to bear my troubles, heartaches, problems, etc. I also get my inspiration from it and it strengthens my faith more. What is important when you read the bible is approach it with an open mind. Just ry to read a chapter or two and think about what's written. of course you have to put it in the proper context such as the times when it was written. i.e. not modern times so you can better grasp what it is saying. If you really want to understand the bible, you will be able to. Why don't you pray for guidance or help from above before you start reading. You might be surprised.
@Anne18 (11036)
19 May 08
Since i now no longer beleive in God I don't take this book very seriosly any more. But I do think there are some lovely stories in the bible and we can learn from some of the stories, like sharing things and helping each other and standing up for waht we believe in and turning the cheek . I do believe that Judah did have a choice, but he wanted to go with the crowd. sometimes I think the bible is a bit like the soaps we get on the telvision, they have to throw a spanner in the works so to skeap to keep us all interested and wonder what is going to happen next. Judah had a choice wether to betray or not to. Just think how the stroy of the bible would be so different if juddah hadn't betrayed Jesus
@jeytee (20)
20 May 08
Hey Anne.my point exactly!if Judah chose not to betray Jesus things would have been a lil different.but hey you can not not believe in God.there must be something you believe in and shock on you that might be God.think about it!!!!!!!
@EvanHunter (4028)
• United States
26 May 08
I think you meant Judas and everyone has an opinion on how much free will we have in our lives. I can see very easily where another one fo the disciples could have played Judas part very well. But I think Judas made his choice by his actions in the 3 years he spent with Christ.
@Springlady (3986)
• United States
20 May 08
Hi jey, The Bible is the most important Book ever written and the greatest Book ever written! It is the most precious thing that I own! It is God's Holy Word to us. In it, we learn about God, Who He is, how He works, how He forgives and about His Son, Jesus Christ. I would not trade the Bible for all the money, gold, fame in the world! It tells me how to receive Eternal Life! I'm so thankful for the Bible and that no one can ever destroy it! Many have tried over the ages and have failed every single time! God's Word will remain forever! God bless you!
@lieanat (1140)
• Malaysia
20 May 08
Hi, jeytee. I think Judah actually has a choice not to betray Jesus. But because he allow his jealousy and greediness to overpowered him, that's why he chose to betrayed Jesus!!! What a pity man!
@rmuxagirl (7561)
• United States
19 May 08
I do believe in the Bible and that the teachings do make sense to me. I think Judas did have a choice in his role as a betrayer. He had the choice to sell Jesus out to the Romans. I think at the time he was more money hungry than spiritual hungry, but then realized his error too late. I try my best to follow the teachings in the Bible I even have a blog dedicated to what the Bible says and how it can be applied today: www.wayofhope.net. Hope that helps a little.