If the Bible didn't exist would you still think there is a God?

India
August 9, 2010 3:58am CST
Do you think, people believe in GOD just only because The Holy Book Bible is Exist? the bible is a massively falsified source diluted by countless others throughout its history! OR do you think the Holy books are just something to make it more easy for us to know WHO IS GOD? and WHOM/HOW TO PRAY? Do you think everything in BIBLE is 100% if NO so why do you believe in BIBLE/GOD?
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@lulu1220 (1010)
• United States
9 Aug 10
It is interesting that you ask this because there was a time when it was frowned on for anyone to read the bible unless they were of nobility or a clergyman. In fact I even think it was against the law in some places for the general public to read it. What they learned about God was at church only. As for do I believe everything in the bible. Well I have not read all of it, I have heard quite a bit and have read some and I do not believe everything in it. For example didn't some of the people in the bible live to be over 900 years old? I find this hard to believe since I would think the life span at that time would have been low. I do not believe Eve was created from Adam's rob or that she talked to a snake in the Garden of Eden. Some of the things in the bible seem more like a fairy tale then history. I have seen interviews on television from people that claim they do believe in God but do not believe everything in the bible. So even believers have their doubts.
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• Thailand
9 Aug 10
There were gods long before there was a bible. There seems to be an evolutionary trait that favors the belief in a god or gods so without a bible or any other sacred text we would probably find a shared belief system in all cultures.
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• United States
9 Aug 10
I believe in God, and I know I was brought to faith through what the words of the Bible said. I think it is possible to believe in God and not have the Bible, but it would surely be hard to understand who God is and the story He has to tell to all of us without it. The Bible instructs us about God's nature, what kind of God he is, and what he has been doing, his plan for saving a fallen race through his son, Jesus, and what he will do for his people until the end of time. The Bible is NOT a massively falsified source, it's one of the only books that has had copies of its own manuscripts that has survived thousands of years. Most books can't claim that! I believe everything in the Bible is true and purposeful for our instruction. I know that with God all things are possible. With that in mind, yes, all things in the Bible are believable no matter what the "wise people" of this world, who think it's all a ridiculous scam, might say.
• United States
10 Aug 10
Hi Lizzyshomework - Thank you so much for your excellent response. I couldn't have said it better and I totally agree with everything you said. I have read so many postings from mylotters who either don't believe in God or have misconceptions about Him. It is their decision and choice. Let us never grow weary of telling what we know to be the truth. God bless you. chickabee
• United States
10 Aug 10
Thanks, Chickabee, for your encouragement! Yes, it is something everyone must come to terms with themselves, but you are right to say that, as the Word says, "Let us never grow weary of telling what we know to be the truth." Blessings to you, too. Lizzyshomework
@Absinto (2397)
• Portugal
10 Aug 10
Well i dont believe in God because i dont believe in the unknown. Why should i believe something i never saw. Just because a book says theree is a God doesnt mean we should believe it. I mean if we were to believe everything books said then then we would believe we were superheroes or somethings. And even if the bible was something true why would they renew it every couple of years. They should just keep it the same way.
• China
10 Aug 10
I am chinese.In china before,there was no Bible,but chinese people still have a God who gives many people comfort and dreams.so,if there is no Bible,there will be something else like Bible.
• United States
10 Aug 10
I probably wouldn't unless someone else came up with the idea of a god, and made it sound convincing enough for me to believe.
• India
10 Aug 10
God is word whom we consider a super power , its a human tendency to select some one above you and that is god ..when nothing works for us then we pray them...so if BIBLE doesn't exit there certainly a chance to have someone else as a GOD for us.
@goldeneagle (6775)
• United States
10 Aug 10
I am sure I would believe in something...
• India
10 Aug 10
bible is not a proof to existence of god, it's just a thing that describes god, and is not written by god so even if bible doesn't exist , and even before bibile came into existence people believed in god and so do now. In india long ago before bible existed , before even any civilization existed in western part of the world , indians (harrapan civilization) believed in god and demons so no point in saying and relating god's existence with bible
@triselle (55)
• Canada
9 Aug 10
For Christians, the BIBLE is the proof of God.. but do you think that if there was no bible, Christianity would be live and active today? In my opinion, I believe that the holy bible is the most reliable source for Christians. Although, there are more than 21 major religious beliefs in the world today. The majority of religion and beliefs religions today has their "God" to pray to.
@carpediem17 (1317)
• Singapore
9 Aug 10
People do not believe in God just because of the Holy Bible. People as old as time has always believed in a god in whatever form. The Holy Bible contains the Old and New Testatment which help us understand the nature of the Christian God and more specifically the Trinity in the New Testament.
• United States
9 Aug 10
Absolutely I believe we would have been thought about God in some other form. The Bible was created as a tool to symbolize beliefs. Without it we would be using something else but our beliefs or my belief would still be the same.
@kiran8 (15358)
• Mangalore, India
9 Aug 10
Religion itself is man made and so are all the scriptures and religion related books.It is the same with every religion.God is the creator and since no one has seen him we can say that it is nature which is all powerful...I absolutely believe in nature and its rules.If we live in harmony with nature we can live happily and peacefully ...
@mojikulu (64)
• Romania
9 Aug 10
I dont think God exist.I cant trust in something what i cant see.All priests are some ordinary liars so i can not believe their faith and work.I agree that,there is a divine force but nothing else.
@gjabaigar (2200)
• Philippines
9 Aug 10
Yes, absolutely God still exists, as what is stated long before mankind academic history begun "God has no beginning and no ending. God still prevails even there still be lots of tribulations that we ever thought will never ends in the world of ours The Bible is the seed of a higher level of consciousness and awareness of spiritual wisdom, truth and love of God. Always remember this, the Bible was not made on a single day. The different scriptures and books of the Bibles was compiled on the beginning of the dawn of the Age of Reasoning. Most of the compiled scriptures and books was made for more than thousand years and some still unknown where did originated. Passed thru many different ages and races. And this was testified by Rulers, Kings and Prophets. The Bible is a very large tree of Wisdom, Truth and Love of God. It is rooted deep down and embedded within the center or heart of our soul. So whether we love or hate we can't take it away.
@serubhai1 (204)
• India
9 Aug 10
Bible who? God what?
@jerikjames (1043)
• Philippines
9 Aug 10
To answer your topic's question, yes I think I would still believe in God if the bible didn't exist. Our ancestors prior to the creation of the bible did right? Besides, the bible is a written record of Christians' belief, spiritual accounts, etc. It doesn't necessarily dictate who we should believe in, it just accounts what Catholicism is based upon and for the followers of that religion to use as a guide to follow the religion's spiritual life.
@thanks1961 (7044)
• India
9 Aug 10
Hi dear, It is a good question. But there are people not even heard of the 'Holy Bible'. A group of people who have hard of it but not even know what it is and what is about. So the things are like this. There are thousands religion and Holy Bible represents one out of it. Every religion has their own Holy books and they are guided by it. As an ordinary person (and not so religious), I know many of holy books and having info about many religions also. Also, I have read Bible and few things even following. But, a religious person don't want to know more about other religions and more religious people don’t care about what other religions are talking about. This is the world around we are living. So, I don't know how much relevant is a Holy book to others (those who are not following any other the books). Regards, Thank-s
@redhotpogo (4436)
• United States
9 Aug 10
Yes. Common sense would tell me there's something bigger than us, and beyond our understanding. A God. I wouldn't worry about who it was I was praying to, I would just do it. People everyday pray to someone they don't know. They say "God" God is not a name. It's a title.
@med889 (5958)
9 Aug 10
Yes I would but I could have been more open minded when practicing one as now that the bible is ever present in our life, it seems that there are many things I want to do but it is against the bible but I am sure God would not have denied it too.