How do you feel about religious books?

United States
June 7, 2008 12:02am CST
Do you believe in modern day prophets? How much stock do you give the people that write books about dying and coming back, hearing Jesus everyday for years and having him tell them to write down the message? I am on the fence. I believe that there are people with the gifts of communicating with Jesus, but I don't know if they are just able to hear him more than me or what to think about their claims.
4 responses
• Indonesia
7 Jun 08
i have no idea about that. anyone can say that jesus, buddha, or other great personalities have told something to them. but it can originate from their own sub-consciousness. it's not always useless anyway. we can sometime believe that something originates from our sub-consciousness is true.
• United States
7 Jun 08
This can be true.
@SusanLee (1920)
• United States
7 Jun 08
Do I believe in modern day prophets? I believe there are probably some out there. As for books, I don't read them. I use to but not anymore. It's not for me. There is only one gentleman I have confidence in and he passed away some years ago. (He was an author) Now I believe there are a lot of good authors out there writing a lot of God inspired stuff. That's what got me into trouble many years ago. I've come to realize over the years that God is big enough to reveal to me what He wants me to know. I read my bible. Set it aside and ponder what I read, chew on it awhile, think about it, and then move on. I can't listen to what everyone around me is saying and hear Him too. Instruction, enlightenment can come from any direction, at anytime. Mine has always come in the form of a scripture with a sudden understanding for me.
• United States
7 Jun 08
You make a great point about letting what others say interfere with what God is communitcating with me. Thank you for this thought.
@emarie (5453)
• United States
7 Jun 08
I'm probably in the same boat as you. There are those who are REAL and those who are FAKE and the problem is defining the difference. I would say, most people who are REAL with the abilities won't charge a whole lot and they would be specific. Those who write about their own experiences are more like story tellers. Thats what a big part of the bible was anyway. People passing on their own experiences in what they believe. But now days people tend to make more of a profit of it.
• United States
7 Jun 08
Yes, it is very hard to distinguish between the two.
• India
7 Jun 08
Its depend on people to people. Some people are more religious and some are not. I like to read religious books but it does not mean that i believe all the things which are written in it.
• United States
7 Jun 08
Well, a good majority of them, no. However stuff like what I am reading or even interested in reading pops up the questions "what if" and "can this be"?