What Do you Think of Religion, the Bible and God

@minerc (1373)
United States
January 20, 2007 11:29pm CST
Just Curious to know what others think about Religion, The Bible and God. I personally believe in God, I read my bible and I use to call myself Southern Baptist, I have learned since Ive gotten older that the Name doesnt really matter, things that I was taught from preachers arent always true, it's better to go directly to the source and get the answer's your looking for. So that is how I Think, what does everyone else think?
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11 responses
• Philippines
29 Jan 07
I am an author and translator of the Word of God from Greek to English. Your topic encompasses the whole and we cannot sufficiently discuss it here. I have also published books encompassing the whole - from the very beginning until the end. The NAME which you say that it doesn't really matter is No. 10 in the 12 elements of salvation, one of the books I published. I have already published THE WILL New Testament (Greek to English), GENESIS & EXODUS (Greek to English), ELEMENTS of SALVATION, The Right Way, GOD, ORIGIN, TRANSFER into PERFECTION, GREEK-ENGLISH (Grammar & Vocabulary), WORDS in THE WILL New Testament, and others which I hope could help people understand the Word of God. I translate the Word of God PLAINLY - Greek word to it English equivalent with additional words for grammar purposes written in italics to identify them so that readers may remove them as they please. Since you think that it's better to go directly to the source, I suggest that you try to check the books I published. I am a servant of God, a Christian baptized into Christ on October 1, 1989, and so I was added to the body of Christ which is the Church of Christ founded and headed by Christ.
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@minerc (1373)
• United States
31 Jan 07
Thank You for your response, the only place I go to find out about God is the bible, I learn everything I need to know from there. But I do thank you for the option of learning threw your books.
@whacks (774)
• Philippines
21 Jan 07
If I have a house and somebody points out that it is the house of minerc, I would insist that that is my house and we may end up in a fight if we both insist so does the name not matter? The Christ said in Matthew 16:18 "I will build my church..." and so what should be the name of the church that Christ built? I am a Christian, a member of the Church of Christ with congregations throughout the world - the one which does not use musical instruments during worship services on Sundays or first day of the week. I belong to the Christian religion, we follow the Holy Bible and believe that it is the word of God (of course I believe in God first of all). I suggest that you study the Holy Bible very well. Try to visit the congregation of the Church of Christ nearest to you. There is no human being who heads the Church of Christ; it is Christ who is in heaven who very well takes care of His Church as it is His body.
@minerc (1373)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Thank You, I have never attended a Church of Christ, I no longer go to church for alot of various reasons. I do study my bible, maybe I am reading the wrong chapters, do you have any suggestions. Again Thanks
• United States
21 Jan 07
Ok well, where to start? I was born and raised Catholic for 13 years. Until my grandma caught Brain Cancer. For some reason, my faith in god left me completely. most likely because my grandma was a strong, couragous woman, whom almost everybody liked. That was almost four years ago. I've had a lot of time since then to heal, but for some reason I'm happier without God. My religion teacher always says you won't be happy without god, but I am happier. Now my religion teacher and I have very differant views. She is the type of teacher that believes she is always right, and it's her way or no way. I've come to believe that the Catholic Church is biased towards differant types of people. They do not accept people who arn't catholic and strongly believe their faith. As for "God", I don't think he's real. I don't believe God's a person, I believe it's an idea. I feel as though it's only the idea that we should strive to support each other otherwise we won't live in the almighty so called "afterlife" but if we do good things it comforts the human race by saying oh you'll live a happy life, when in fact you have to die first, which nobody wants to die.
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@minerc (1373)
• United States
21 Jan 07
Thanks for the Comment, I have gone to Catholic Church but because I wasnt Catholic I really didnt fit in, I was only 15 didnt understand it but to each ther own. Theres alot of information out there about God, true and untrue, the bible is the best source, Good Luck in your choices.
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@kabella50 (309)
• United States
30 Jan 07
I agree.The bible is good if you can understand it metorphorically.Religion is some persons idiology to me so I do not participate with that.God is all I really care about.I don't care if Jesus was black or green.I don't care if Jesus was the son of God.I don't care if Mary was a virgin,I do care if Mary Magdalene was slandered or not but I can't do anything about it.I believe in God as the creator.I believe when I die all questions will eb answered.
@minerc (1373)
• United States
31 Jan 07
Thank You!
@kiwimac (324)
• New Zealand
29 Jan 07
I think we all start somewhere and that often enough people get caught up in a sort of 'pre-school' idea of God and that, like pre-schoolers, we fight about 'my' God and 'my' Bible and 'my' faith. As we look around, if we are at all open-minded, we grow, we see that other's pictures of God are not SO dissimilar to our own, that HOW others relate to the ground of being is more important than what they call it.
@minerc (1373)
• United States
31 Jan 07
Thank You!
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
29 Jan 07
I am also a believer.I believe in God,the Bible,baptisiam,healing,praying..i do believe...I also know what you mean about preachers..It is true the name of the orginazation will not save you..I think that each church even if they are called by the same orginazational group still have there different standards...As you said you use to call yourself Southern Baptist,but all baptist churches are not alike..I was brought up in assembley of God and Apostolic and pentecostal and each church had their own set of standards.Yes it is good to go to the source as you say/Jesus told us to work out our own salvation with fear and trembling...I do however love to go to church because love the singing and the preaching..I don,t think just because you go to a church that you always believe everything they tell you as far as the man made rules...I think each Preacher/Pastor has their own set of things that they themselves believe in and I think they would like for their congregation to follow them because they are responsible to God for their congregation,but that don,t always mean that what they feel is true or wrong,so I think a lot of times we have to use our own judgements..however if I attend a church and they feel you should not to something even if its not wrong,if I decide to be a part of that church I will obey that rule simply out of respect........
@minerc (1373)
• United States
29 Jan 07
I do thank you for your honesty, yeah I don't go to church anymore I have tried different one's. I don't know I guess I end up questioning the preacher to much now as a kid I didnt read the bible like I do now. Anyway, Thanks
• United States
29 Jan 07
I think that there are two ways to worship God. One is man made rules, religion, how and what to do to worship Him. Traditions, regulations and so forth. The second is faith, a one on one relationship with Jesus..Just His word from the bible.
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@minerc (1373)
• United States
29 Jan 07
I personally like the 2nd one, Thanks for the post.
• India
23 Jan 07
I quite agree with becoz I believ that religions are kind of primary schools just to guide us than it all comes to your understanding and One becomes spiritualy evolved and than life carries on
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@minerc (1373)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Thanks for the Comment
@lvhughes (545)
• United States
23 Jan 07
i believe in God. i am Baptist and i attend church every Sunday and Wednesday night. I am raising my children in the church and to believe in God. I cant say that one religion is better than another. i believe as long as you believe in God and go by the Bible you cant be that bad. So we might not agree with everything but as long as we agree with the most important part of the Good Book (God) i dont really guess the rest matters.
@minerc (1373)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I agree, I don't go to church though I have lost my trust in preachers, so our church is in our home with our family, we read and learn and try to bring our kids up believing in God. Thank You for the Comment
@rmuxagirl (7559)
• United States
2 Feb 07
I read my bible often, but not often enough. I pray, but not as I should. I call myself a Christian, I believe in God. And the best part is I know I fall short of his glory and grace, but he loves me just the same.
@jayperiod (870)
• United States
2 Feb 07
A good definition of religion is a set of man made rules. In that respect, I don't think any of us, including God, like religion. Man always comes up with horrible rules. God, on the other hand is perfect. I always think of it as more of a relationship. I know the "rules" but prefer to focus on my relationship with God. It's like our relationship with our parents. When it's good and we are closest to them, we desire to do all we can to please them and it's not a hard thing on us. When we make it about a set of rules, then we are not as close to Him as we should be. As for the Bible, it's God's love letter to us. It's His way of revealing Himself to us. We get to learn what He likes, what He's like, and how others responded to Him. That helps us understand how we should relate to Him.