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How much of the Bible do you believe?

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May 20, 2019 / By Claretta
Question: Please this is just for Christians and Catholics etc. not Atheist. I mean you can't seriously believe most of what it says... it was written WAY before modern science to it doesn't have that in it... it's really just tales that teach people morals. HOW can you take it literally? Sorry for the bad grammar if any or a lot. ( I am and Atheist ) Lol meant ( I am an**** Atheist ) Also a LOT of people tell their children things like Santa Clause and the Tooth fair are real. The Bible was around before it had to say anything truthful it could all be just a bunch of lies, meant to make people think about doing good things... like santa an presents.
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Basmath Basmath | 10 days ago
I 'believe' the Bible, but I don't believe it was meant to be taken literally, word for word. Some of the Bible is an attempt at actual history, but history they way they did it in those days, a sort of legendary version. Some of it is rules for living, based on what people knew and believed at the time. And in some ways we have made a lot of progress in 2000 years--for instance we know slavery is wrong now, but obviously they didn't know it back then. And I think definitely some of the Bible is meant to be taken as allegory, to make a point, not necessarily to be taken as literal fact. For instance, the creation story with Adam and Eve. If you see it as allegory, with Adam and Eve representing mankind, it makes a lot of sense. If God is perfect and his creation is perfect, then why is live on earth so filled with pain? The story explains it--man and woman wanted to have their own life, wanted to make their own moral decisions. So they ate 'the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil'. So God made them leave the garden and make their own lives. Personally I think God made Adam and Eve with a rebellious, independent spirit. That was part of the plan. He KNEW they'd eat the fruit. But that's just my own idea. The point is that I don't think the story was ever meant to be taken as literal fact. Like the parables of Jesus, they were meant to illustrate a point. I am agnostic, I don't really believe very much. But I think the Bible is a great book, very valuable to all of us, believers and non-believers alike. Because it shows what people thought and how they felt about things in those days. And especially it shows how little human nature has changed in all this time.
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Basmath Originally Answered: Does the bible mention anything more in detail about Jesus Childhood, what is in the bible is kind of like one paragraph of a lifestory so?
In the Gospel of Luke, there is a passage that describes Jesus teaching in the temple as a 12-year-old boy. Luke 2:41-52 "Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast. And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it. But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance. And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him. And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers. And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business? And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them. And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man."

Adelicia Adelicia
<> All of it. Granted, I certainly do not understand it all, but I believe it all. <> Why not? <> So what? The Bible is not, nor is it meant to be, an instrument of 'science'. <> Not all of the Bible is meant to be taken literally. The Bible isn't merely 'one book'. It is a library of several books. As with books written and printed today, each of the books of the Bible have specfic meanings that the authors intend to impart. You have to take into consideration the intended meanings of the authors before you can begin to properly interpret the books of the Bible. <> So? <> False logic. You can't presume something is inaccurate simply because it's old. You claim the Bible is full of lies but you can't provide even one example of any alleged lies. Why make the accusation when you can't substantiate it with any evidence? Besides, given the fact that the Bible IS old, the human race has had plenty of time to figure these lies out. Instead, time has only proven the theological Wisdom in the Bible. Therefore, the Bible's age is working in it's favor, proving with each passing age that it is indeed Credible. <> More false logic. . . yes, people make up phony characters in order to teach lessons, but that doesn't mean God is made up.
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Teague Teague
A Christian is obliges to objective and unfold the coolest information of Christ. So i think of it is extra of a desire that they are going to examine and understand the Bible. between the topics I easily have as a Christian is often understand-how what I easily have examine and with the help of that I communicate to the deeper meaning. some seem to p.c.. it up somewhat promptly I fins it complicated specifically circumstances and learn notes do not constantly help the way they're meant. i think of that's a number of the reason human beings turn against it. In different circumstances that's a form of worry. i understand my own life may be much less complicated if I grew to grow to be an Atheist which may be little extra advantageous than a cop out
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Phallu Phallu
I've read the Bible many times cover to cover. And I see no reason to disbelieve it. So I take if very literally as the Living Word of God. For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. 1 Peter 1:24-25
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Lyndon Lyndon
i believe the entire Bible to be meaningful and purposeful. The Bible never claims the earth is flat, the four corners of the earth is a metaphor still used today. Much of the Bible is symbolic, and much of the language is figurative. We should study it to understand the context of each part of Scripture, which is very important. The Bible is the infallible Word of God, regardless of whether or not anyone believes it.
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Jeffery Jeffery
I believe all of the Bible is the word of God. Science actually proves the Bible to be correct. Example: All of the archeological finds that support biblical events. Example #2: Nobody has ever proven that evolution is a fact. Many of what you call tales are misinterpretations. Example#3: The tree of the knowledge of good and evil. To this day we still call our arms and legs limbs, and our body a trunk.
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Garnett Garnett
100%. I believe this because it foretold the future thousands of times without error. Two major prophecies fulfilled was the sudden increase of knowledge and the return of Israel in the end times. For more reasons why I believe in the Christian God of Israel please read below: The Judo-Christian God of the Bible is the One and True God because He is the only God that has with stood the test of time, science, history, and prophecies of the Bible. This can be seen through the Dead Sea Scrolls that were written over 2000 years ago; proving that it with stood the test of time because it matches up word-for-word of the Hebrew Bible today. Verses such as Leviticus 17:14 stating “For it is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life thereof: therefore I said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh: for the life of all flesh is the blood thereof: whosoever eateth it shall be cut off.” and Isaiah 40:22 stating “It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:”. These verses in the Bible are proven to be scientifically true thousands of years after they were written! The Israelites being enslaved to the Egyptians 3000 years ago and the Israelites spending 40 years in the desert is historically accurate proving that the Bible stands the test of history. And the test of prophecy is being fulfilled right now by the world leaders discussing and making plans how on they, the leaders of the world, are able to unite the world through a global government and economy. This is written in the Bible in verse of Revelation 13:7 “And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.” and in Revelation 13:16-17 “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”.
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Desmond Desmond
I believe it all. I believe some of it is parables, but all nonetheless. However, you are mistaken about the lack of science. It actually correctly outlines the creation sequence and describes astronomical structures. Additionally it provides rules of hygiene at a time when people had no inkling of germs.
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Benton Benton
Some is to be taken literally and some not. It depends upon the genre of the book you are reading. The Bible is a collection of books, and each book has its own genre. You do not ask: do you take the books in the library literally? - it depends upon the book - some are non-fiction and some are stories to make a point - some are poetry to make a point. ---
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Benton Originally Answered: Hey Christians how do I understand the bible to glean information from it every time I have question people say read the bible?
You may feel the same way when you first read the Bible. You are stepping back into an ancient world that seems foreign to you. There you meet a people called Philistines, come across unusual customs, such as ‘ripping garments apart,’ or learn about a food called manna and a coin known as the drachma. (Exodus 16:31; Joshua 13:2; 2 Samuel 3:31; Luke 15:9) All of this could be confusing. As in the case of visiting a foreign land, would you not appreciate getting help from someone who could explain things to you? HELP IN THE PAST From the time the sacred writings were first penned in the 16th century B.C.E., help has been provided for people to understand the text. For instance, Moses, the first leader of the nation of Israel, “undertook to explain” what was written.—Deuteronomy 1:5. Qualified instructors of the Scriptures were still on hand some ten centuries later. In 455 B.C.E., a large group of Jews, including many children, were gathered together in a public square in the city of Jerusalem. Bible instructors were there “reading aloud from the [same sacred] book.” But they did more. “They helped the people to understand what was being read.”—Nehemiah 8:1-8. Five centuries later, Jesus Christ was involved in a similar educational work. In fact, he was primarily known among the people as a teacher. (John 13:13) He taught large crowds, as well as individuals. On one occasion, he spoke to a great multitude, giving the famous Sermon on the Mount, and “the crowds were astounded at his way of teaching.” (Matthew 5:1, 2; 7:28) In the spring of 33 C.E., Jesus spoke to two of his disciples while they were walking along the road toward a village near Jerusalem, “fully opening up [“clearly explaining,” footnote] the Scriptures” to them.—Luke 24:13-15, 27, 32. Disciples of Jesus were also instructors of God’s Word. On one occasion, an official from Ethiopia was reading a certain passage of the Scriptures. A disciple named Philip approached him and asked: “Do you actually know what you are reading?” The Ethiopian replied: “Really, how could I ever do so unless someone guided me?” Philip then explained the meaning of the passage to him.—Acts 8:27-35. HELP AVAILABLE TODAY Like teachers and instructors of the Bible in the past, Jehovah’s Witnesses today are engaged in a Bible educational work in 239 lands worldwide. (Matthew 28:19, 20) Week by week, they help well over nine million individuals to understand the Bible. Many of those learners come from non-Christian backgrounds. These study sessions are free and can be held at one’s home or at another convenient location. Some people even enjoy their lessons by phone or video, using a computer or a mobile device. Please contact any one of Jehovah’s Witnesses for details on how you can benefit from this arrangement. You will discover that, far from being a closed book, the Bible is “beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight, for disciplining in righteousness,” so that you “may be fully competent, completely equipped for every good work.”—2 Timothy 3:16, 17.

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