February 6, 2007 8:41pm CST
How much truth is there really in the bible?
10 Feb 07
After reading the other responses/comments, i just felt that i have to write in my 2 cents worth. One thing for sure, I DO believe in GOD. However, as to how much truths?? One can only guess. Some claim that the bible is THE word of GOD. Do they really believe that claim? Or they said it to clear their conscience? I mean, IF it is a word of GOD, why do men change these holy words? Do they even know how many versions of the bible there are? If i were to pick up a bible, what probability will i have that this particular bible is used by you? Then we have the OLD TESTAMENT and THE NEW TESTAMENT. What's with that? You can simply change GOD's HOLY words to suit you? Your current situation? Is GOD not to be revered? If you do believe that GOD is the creator, why CHANGE his words? Are his words not good enough for you to base your faith on? Meanings would be lost in translations and editing all different versions of a particular book called the bible.
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8 Feb 07
I believe the Bible is all true, but you're not going to get a satisfying answer in this forum -- just a poll of who thinks what. Instead, study it for yourself and ask God (even if your not really sure whether he exists)to reveal the truth to you. Start with the book of John
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8 Feb 07
The Holy Bible, not someone's modified version, like the Book of Mormom, is 100% true. I could go through hours of proof with you, but this is mylot and we don't have the time to do it, and for that matter, I don't think very many people on mylot care.
8 Feb 07
I believe in God and I believe that the Holy Bible is the Word of God and it is the truth. How much truth? All truth and nothing but the truth. It's like swearing in front of a judge. We adjure God that we say all truth and nothing but the truth. The Holy bible is complete and there are no contradictions. To many people, there seems to be contradiction if they don't understand the whole counsel of God or refuse to do so primarily because they believe that they are good and better than anybody else. They have that pride of life which is of Satan. If we study the Word of God with open heart with all sincerity, we will understand the Word of God.
8 Feb 07
Depends what you consider truth. I feel there is quite a lot of truth in there, not as much in terms of religion but even more of a book that can tell us a lot about how people lived in those times, what they did etc. Some things we read in the Bible,are in my opinion , not to be taken literally but more to adapt them to our present.
8 Feb 07
If you are a true believer, you will swallow the bible as a tautology (circular reasoning), i.e.: "The bible is true because it is the word of god, and we know it is the word of god because it says so, and we know that's true because it is the word of god, and we know it is the word of god because..." etc, etc. If, however, you are willing to actually read the bible and reflect on what is written there, critically analyzing it, you'll probably reach different conclusions, and soon realize how contradictory and riddled with errors it is. A good place to start, with lists of references that you can check out for yourself in your own bible, is the site www.skepticsannotatedbible.com
7 Feb 07
Concerning astronomy: God hangs the earth upon nothing (Job 26:7). God sits upon the (spherical) circle of the earth (Isaiah 40:22). The earth is turned (revolves around an axle) like clay under a seal (Job 38:14). Concerning physics: Electric communication, "Can you send forth lightnings, so that they would go and say to you, Here we are?" (Job 38:35). Air has weight, "He gave weight to the wind" (Job 28:25). Concerning meteorology: All river run to the sea, yet the sea is not full; to the place where the river run, there they run again (Eccl. 1:7; ). He causes vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth (Psalm 135:7). Concerning medicine and health: Bacteriology, unhealthy to drink uncirculated water and water contaminated with carcass (Lev. 11:29-36). The life of the flesh is in the blood (Lev 17:11). Concerning archeology: Tower of Babel (Gen. 6).