About the bible

@Devilova (5392)
Indonesia
March 19, 2013 10:31am CST
For Christians, I ever hear that the bible is the word of God. Is it true? Do you considered that the bible. Any gospels, chapters and verses was the word of God? If not, what gospel and verses wasn't?
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• United States
19 Mar 13
I think all writers were inspired to write what they wrote but many of the disciples writing came from their own experience. The books of Moses that were written of his time were inspired but he experienced most of them. Paul's were inspired but again he experienced most of it.
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@Devilova (5392)
• Indonesia
21 Mar 13
How if someone claimed that he/she get inspired? Is it will added to the bible?
@Devilova (5392)
• Indonesia
22 Mar 13
How if someday, there is word on papyrus to be found?
• United States
21 Mar 13
Nothing is to be added to the Bible but occasionally someone will have a dream or possibly a vision that they are to share with either the person the dream was about or church if it evolves the church. It isn't suppose to be claimed as an addition to the Bible or to take the place of the Bible or make any changes to the Bible.
@iuliuxd (4453)
• Romania
19 Mar 13
Of course the Christians will consider it is the word of God. It doesn`t make sense to be a Christian if you believe the Bible is not the word of God.
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@Devilova (5392)
• Indonesia
21 Mar 13
How if someone claimed that he/she get inspired? Is it will added to the bible?
@Devilova (5392)
• Indonesia
21 Mar 13
Yes, cause they teach to be believe on it since they were child. Most beliefers use their faith only.
@iuliuxd (4453)
• Romania
21 Mar 13
How if someone claimed that he/she get inspired? Is it will added to the bible? No, the Bible is already established as a complete book. Depending on the church you belong there may be other different texts the members can hold as authoritative. (Like the writings of saints in Roman-Catholic / Orthodox church ). [i] Yes, cause they teach to be believe on it since they were child.Most beliefers use their faith only. [/i] Probably but that is the case with all believers ( not only christians ) and non believers. I see you are from Indonesia and therefore probably a muslim. Don`t you believe your holy book to be inspired ? Of course you do, otherwise you won`t be a muslim. The problem with Christianity is that it is unique. The New Testament, God becoming flesh and taking part on human suffering is far more beautiful than any other story ever told.
• United States
19 Mar 13
In my opinion, no I do not believe it is. My reason is that the Bible was written several Generations after all of that happened. In other words the only way the book could be written is from scraps of paper of written content or what has been passed down in stories told. Yes, there is alot to learn from those pages. Just I do not believe they are word for word, the words from anyone or anything.. It is influenced by the human minds conception of what was..
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@Devilova (5392)
• Indonesia
21 Mar 13
There are so many verses that against other verses. Cause it's based on letters, heared by the disciples from Jesus. Islam added it on Hadist, separated from Qur'an.
19 Mar 13
the bible is the word of God, I don't have any doubt about that fact. when it was written by 40 men, they were guided by the holy spirit.. they wrote what God wanted to say and not their own thoughts.
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@Devilova (5392)
• Indonesia
21 Mar 13
Even it has so many contradictive on it? One against another.
@hunibani (720)
• Philippines
19 Mar 13
I don't know what I can tell you about it. I don't know if it word by God, but I do believe in him. I haven't read the whole chapter of bible, but as long as I am a good person then it doesn't matter if you believe in bible or not. :) Just be a good person, and if we have mistake and sins then pray, repent and ask for forgiveness and forgive those people who did bad to you or to others. xx
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• Canada
19 Mar 13
Hi Devilova I believe that God spoke through the "Disciples" so yes it is Gods word.
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@Devilova (5392)
• Indonesia
21 Mar 13
Only to the disciples or to any one that guide by God?
@flowerchilde (12529)
• United States
19 Mar 13
I love the Bible, been reading it for 34 years.. You'd think we Bible readers would all be bored by now wouldn't you? But no there's so many levels.. and it really is a rather large book, even though it's mostly that slim volume the New Testament that has the most impact these days. Even after all this time, every day in my reading I learn new things.. and remember things I forgot! My favorite verse: "It pleased God, by Him (Jesus) to reconcile all things to Himself, whether in heaven or earth" - Colossians 1:20 and - "God is the savior of all persons, especially those which believe" 1 Timothy 4:10 One more! "All the earth will remember and turn to the LORD, all families will worship before Him? - Psalm 22:27 Oh wait! One more - "Who is this? that even the wind and seas obey Him?" - talking about Jesus, God's firstborn of all creation, the only begotten/straight out from God. "God is love".. also is LIfe and Perfection.. but to be imperfect is to be the opposite of life.. hence a rescue/reconciling needed. peace and blessings..
@Devilova (5392)
• Indonesia
21 Mar 13
How about "Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."
• Thailand
20 Mar 13
The first question that has to be addressed is which Bible. There are many different versions and translations around but the original is not to be seen. What exists ow has been changed enough that even if the Bible was originally the word of a god that word has been lost. de omnibus dubitandum
@JohnRok1 (2051)
20 Mar 13
We may disagree with Chiang_Mai_boy, but we do not need these pseudo-Christian trolls that go putting negative ratings on all he writes. Or is it atheists who do it to try to make Christians look bad (like the secularist Deep State in Turkey has been trying to do to moslem fundamentalists, but end up taking attention from what's really wrong with them)?
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@Devilova (5392)
• Indonesia
21 Mar 13
@Chiang I may agree with you, cause most Christians in here might seen the version of their country. @Johnrock well I couldn't say that Chiang make a wrong statement. Cause there are so many version in bible. Not for the International version, but more to national version of a country. @bestboy it mean that the bible is adding one to another based of invention? It mean it isn't complete yet at the beginning?
@bellis716 (4799)
• United States
22 Mar 13
The whole bible is the word of God. However, we need to study it to determine to whom He was speaking and under what circustances.
@bellis716 (4799)
• United States
23 Mar 13
No. Although, it sometimes appears so when the verses are taken out of context.
@Devilova (5392)
• Indonesia
24 Mar 13
Please, give me an example about taken out of context.
@Devilova (5392)
• Indonesia
22 Mar 13
Do you ever get any contradictive between one verse to another?
@rosekiss (30380)
• Eugene, Oregon
19 Mar 13
yes, the bible is most definitely the word of God. The men that wrote the bible were inspired by God to write the bibl3e. God is all through the bible, and I do believe in him with my whole heart. God is love and that is expressed throughout the bible. he is also merciful, the great physician and healer. I read my bible every morning which draws me closer to him and his word. Take care, and God bless you.
@Devilova (5392)
• Indonesia
21 Mar 13
Thanks for the comment. I hear the word inspired again, my question is how if someone claimed they got inspired? The pope for example. Will it be added to the bible? Assalam mu'alaikum warrohmatullahi wabarokatuh.
@Devilova (5392)
• Indonesia
22 Mar 13
Even if a new papyrus word get founded someday?
• United States
21 Mar 13
Devilova: Nothing is to be added to the Bible or taken from it. The person inspired can write his/her own book about it.
@JohnRok1 (2051)
20 Mar 13
The Bible as a whole is the Word of God, and there is nothing in it that, when qualified by the rest of Scripture, is not. What I mean is this: You can read "There is no god". That on its own is not the word of God. But when you follow the Bible and qualify it with "The fool hath said in his heart", then it and the qualification together are the word of God.
@Devilova (5392)
• Indonesia
21 Mar 13
Others said that the bible is the word inspired by God, not the word of God. When you said that, it mean the God who say it directly. The question is, to whom? That inspirations?
@Devilova (5392)
• Indonesia
22 Mar 13
Accurate? "Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." Than why they not directly said you are the God, instead of telling "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven." Mean He agree with it.
@JohnRok1 (2051)
21 Mar 13
The literal meaning of the Greek word translated "given by inspiration of God" (Theopnevstos) is "God-breathed". This doesn't mean dictated or revealed (though some parts of scripture can be), but that the Bible, as explained by itself, is, however it came, the word of God. An interesting example is John 11:47-52. Also, when Luke wrote his gospel, he does not seem to have been aware that the many other gospels were not going to be scripture, whereas his was, but that his credentials would confirm what the other gospels were saying. Further, when he was writing it he didn't suggest that his writing was inspired whereas the others weren't (they may have been), just that he knew his work would be accurate, but not necessarily more accurate than the others.
• Indonesia
24 Mar 13
The original New Testament supposed to be on Aramaic (mother language of Jesus), but the original Aramaic don't exist anymore, the Koine Greek wass translation, but even the original Koine Greek is just a words from Jesus disciples, in Islam, New Testament is really similiar with Hadith, which is not considered as The Words of God!
@Devilova (5392)
• Indonesia
26 Mar 13
Yes, I agree with you. Thats why, there are so many contradictary.
@roshigo58 (4859)
• Pune, India
23 Mar 13
Hi, I am not christian. I am Hindu. I haven't read bible. But I have heard about the teaching of bible. In Hindu religion also Gita is a spiritual book and there are many verses. We have gospels and verses in vedas. Vedas are the spiritual books in which we have taught how to live life and how to find God. But for all these gospels and verses there was a messenger of God who brought these words of God to us.
@Devilova (5392)
• Indonesia
24 Mar 13
God has angels, angel was sent to the choosen to give the words of God. The choosen whether the messengers or prophets and a special one like Maryam are given the words of God to be told or teachs to the people.
• Japan
20 Mar 13
To me the Bible has God's inspiration behind it. Still, to some extent I think the words of the Bible reflect the cultural background, personalities and theological frameworks of its various writers. What is really important is the attitude that the reader of the Bible brings to bear. The sincerer that attitude is, the more clearly the true heart and truth of God will be able to shine out and reach our own hearts. It is important to recognize.
@Devilova (5392)
• Indonesia
21 Mar 13
It mean if there is another book which has God's inspiration, what you will considered of it?
@Devilova (5392)
• Indonesia
22 Mar 13
What is the definition of prophet? Any chapter or verse told about the life of Jesus before He met His prophet eh.. I mean His disciples?
• Japan
22 Mar 13
Yes, God is alive and active in this world. He can continue to speak to and give his message through people of faith whom he has chosen. I believe that the scriptures of other faiths were inspired by God to some extent, although again, their messages were usually written for people of a specific culture and time period. Even as regards the Bible, within different Christian traditions there are some variations in the books it contains. The Catholic Bible contains a number of books related to the few hundred time period before Jesus that Protestants decided were not at the level to be deemed scripture. I'm pretty sure the Coptic Christian Bible includes the Book of Enoch. I think a good case can be made for the inspiration of the Book of Enoch as the Book of Jude and II Peter pretty much quote directly from it. But it is not a Christian writing and probably during the time of Jesus, while influential among some Jews, it hadn't come to be considered Jewish scripture at the same level as the prophets, so that left it to fall in a gray zone, I think.
• Marikina, Philippines
11 Apr 13
Yes. I think every bible verse is the word of God but for me, it should not be taken literally. Not all of them are literal because there some bible verse describe God as a mass murderer and there is another bible verse describe God as perfect love and true love and so, I think, not all bible verse should be taken as literal. There is a hidden message and that is for me.
@veganbliss (3895)
• Adelaide, Australia
29 Mar 13
G'Day, neighbour. I hope you already have many of your questions answered regarding the Holy Bible. I think it would be fair to say that all the Holy Scriptures of any & every religion are "God Inspired" or another term is "God Breathed". Who else would have inspired the authors to write what they did in the manner they chose? The Devil? An ordinary man? So that is one reason why such expressions are used. Another reason is that it somehow conveys validity of the book. I know it sounds unique to Christianity, but that's how people like it. In actual fact, those books of the Bible which are classed as cannonical, authorised, etc have not always been so & many others that were so, were at another time classed as heretical after having been accepted as God's Word for centuries! The Catholic Encyclopedia, at one point, puts the reason down to being "as was the taste of the Church at that particular period of time"!
@mythociate (21438)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
26 Apr 13
Sheeple will swear 'on a thousand Bibles' that the Bible is ... that. But what the Bible REALLY is is the true fruit of 'democracy' (that's not the 'government-system' people take it for, but truly 'the power of people). PEOPLE are the Word of G*d! People, & People's Actions! The Bible is a 'democratically' (or 'theocratically,' if you don't count "priests" as people 'of the people') agreed-upon model of 'foundational thinking' for people. Thinking that glorifies Our 'Sender' & His Anointed One ('sender' being the word-historical root of 'father,' before you get into the baby-talk "papa"). I don't think Jesus Christ NEEDS the glory. Oh, I give it to Him whenever I can (thanking Him for my abundantly-lived living etc.); but--if I don't--He'll get/have-gotten along just fine---I won't, though as 'paying Him tribute' also restores my connection to Our Sender's power!