ANSWERS: 39
  • Not even close.
  • NAAA no way, its written by some attention whore. C'mon that freak wrote that self pleasuring and homosexuality is sin... pfft God will only laugh when he reads it.
  • I think it is possible, but I reserve judgement.
  • The Bible was inspired by God. I don't know that all of it is His doing, but the Prophets and Jesus were sent by God to spread His message.
  • The Old Testament, to some extent. But I'd prefer to use the Qur'an any day.
  • No I think it's some good ideas that may have come from god but the writers twisted a lot of it to scare people towards religion.
  • I believe the much of the bible (mostly Old Testament) contains solid historic pointers, skewed toward the people whose history it is. The New Testament is a collection of accounts of the life of a man, chosen from quite a few more that disagree, that back each other up in many respects. Neither of the books of the bible should be taken as the word of God. There are too many areas that contradict each other to be the musings of a Creator. It's best to take it as a set of moral and ethical guidelines. If God wanted people to know Its thoughts then It would have carved the continents to read "GOD'S WORLD".
  • I believe that the bible is the word of God as translated by ancient people. (underlines the words translated and people) I also believe that there can be lots of things lost (or misinterpreted) in that translation.
  • Yes, I have no doubt and complete faith that it is the word of God. God Bless, <:))))<><
  • Yes I do.http://www.josh.org/apologetics/prev_quest.asp?Subject=The%20Bible#072002
  • Yes I do. As I have shown many times on this online forum, When traveling on life’s road, can it be successfully negotiated without signposts? Where, then, can the needed direction be found? The reliable source of such guidance is man’s Creator, and the figurative signposts are to be found in the Bible. Jehovah God, by means of his Word, says: “Your own ears will hear a word behind you saying: ‘This is the way. Walk in it, you people,’ in case you people should go to the right or in case you should go to the left.”—Isaiah 30:21. We must apply ourselves to God’s Word in order to reap its benefits as we learn in the Book of Hebrews were Paul wrote, “But solid food belongs to mature people, to those who through use have their perceptive powers trained to distinguish both right and wrong.” Regarding the Old Testament the external proof is equally strong that they have been preserved faithfully. The ancient copyists of those scriptures were renowned for their accuracy. Today there are seventeen hundred ancient manuscripts of the Hebrew Scriptures of the Bible in existence, and comparison shows them to be substantially the same. In 1947, The Dead Sea Scrolls were found. They included some that were a thousand years older than any known at that time (extant). Yet a comparison of these ancient manuscripts with our modern Bible shows little significant variation, especially with regard to teaching and doctrine. This should come as no surprise. Should we not expect that the Almighty God would be able to preserve his Word uncorrupted? The Bible itself says: “The green grass has dried up, the blossom has withered; but as for the word of our God, it will last to time indefinite.”—Isaiah 40:38
  • As much as we'd like to believe that it is, I think that to some point its not all that accurate. After all, it was written by man.
  • I find it very hard to believe it is a reliable source to the 'word of God'.
  • Yes. The bible is the word of God. Hebrews 4:12 is a great reference to read.
  • No I don't. Actually I'd hate it if it were - the OT god is jealous, capricious, vicious, vengeful, arbitrary and murderous - then occasionally kind and generous, like a manipulative wife-beater. It is the story of one race's history/search for significance. It contains some profound wisdom that applies as well today as it ever has. In this it is not unique though - so does the Koran, the Baghavad Gita, Buddhist and Taoist philosophy, the ancient egyptian Book of the Dead, and countless, countless writings by people for as long as there has been writing.
  • No. I think the text and the history of the Bible make a pretty clear cut case that it is not. Otherwise, you have to accept that the Word of God includes homophobia, misogynism, orders to genocide, requirements for ritual blood sacrifice, scientific errors...oh, and was compiled by a democratic vote in a 4th century AD Catholic synod.
  • There is wisdom in it, there are truths in it, there probably are historical facts and in those respects it could have been divinely inspired. However, there is much in there which is clearly the work of men, lewd, immoral, unjust, racist and ambiguous on major points of faith. This latter is either clearly not from God or, if it is the word of God then it paints a very un-Godlike picture of God. Those who are responsible for casting their shadow on divinely inspired scripture come in for great criticism from the Holy Qur’an. HQ 2:79 says “woe be unto those who write the Scripture with their hands and then say, "This is from God," that they may purchase a small gain therewith. Woe unto them for what their hands have written, and woe unto them for what they earn thereby.”
  • Yes. I believe that the Bible is the word of God.
  • Yes, without a doubt.
  • No, I think it's more like a guideline for a very specific branch of theists (I know religion is touchy around here, but I meant that as a neutral statement, so don't pit me for or against it). I would like to think if a superlative being actually created the universe, its wisdom would be a little vaster than something that fits in the end-table drawer in a hotel room... :)
  • I believe that the Bible was inspired by God; however, during the first centuries - the stories were handed down from generation to generation orally...so the details are not exact. Also, there were a group of religious leaders (I cannot remember their titles or the exact timing) who got together and determined which books/stories would stay in the Bible and which ones would be omitted. How did they know which ones to choose? The four gospels are different also - just depended on what struck that particular disciple as being important.
  • whole-heartedly, I do.
  • I'm sorry, but I do not. There is much wisdom found in the book, but there is also a lot of misinformation. Many of the passages have been misinterpreted and/or added, changed for political reasons by men. Some were even meant for a specific audience at a specific time not in general terms (Paul's original letters). Many of the books/passages have been passed from other older cultures. Many of the Psalms and Job came from Egypt. The passion dramas illustrated in the gospel accounts were combined from various sources spanning 1500 years (BCE). Only my opinion. Know Thyself.
  • Of course not. If it is, then that would mean God is a schizophrenic megalomaniac. It paints him as having HUGE manic-depressive mood swings, massive paranoia about other gods, and a ego that constantly needs to be stroked with worship. If there is an entity that is the personification of the infinite, then that is NOT it.
  • nope not at all.
  • Although I am, personally, am an atheist (and so unlikely to be listened to by many of those that belive in God), I have studied all of the main, and many of the minor, religions in the world, both around today, and from the past. I would never try to discourage anyone from their beliefs, because they are so important to the person that to do so would not only be redundant, but also dangerous to the pyshological health of that person. However, when it comes to believing the bible, word for word, I would encourage those that think you must do so to look at the other religions that were around at the time and previous to the writing of the bible. If you look at the myths of Ancient Greece, Babylonia, Assyria and Many others, including Buddhism and you see that many of the same stories are told as are told in the bible. Now many Christians recognise this, but point out that those other civilisations stole the stories from the bible. But when you look at the times that the stories first surface in each of these civilisations, one can clearly see that, in many cases, the stories appear in other places before they appear in Judao-Christian society. When one looks at the New Testament, and compare it with other religions, mythology and recorded history, one can see that many of the stories of Christ's teachings and actions can be found in other, previous sources, even in the Old Testament itself and retold as stories of Christ's actions (a great example of this is where Christ walks on water, which is a direct copy of a previous prophet's actions given in the old testament and was explained as being attributed to Christ to prove that he was decended from that same prophet). Many of the cermonies, days of celebration and even ways of worshipping Christ can also be seen to be taken from other sources (from the worship of Ra and Sekhmet and Isis from Egypt, heavily from Mithras from Rome and from many other sources). To give an example, Mithras was a Roman God fo the Sun, taken from Persian culture, who was born in a manger in a stable on December 25th to a virgin mother and his worshipers ate bread and drank wine as a sign of drinking his blood and eating of his body (extreme similarities there to Christian worship, yet Mithras worship was from 200 years before the birth of Christ). Even when one looks at the life and teachings of Christ, one can see that where, in the bible, he was known to have travelled from childhood until his early 30s, Historic evidence from India shows a "holy man", who has been absorbed into both Hindu and Buddhist teachings, came from around the area of the middle East and travelled around India for the years where he appears to be missing from the bible, learning about and teaching the Hindu and Buddhist religions. Upon his reappearance in the New Testament, Christ suddenly starts teaching an, until then, new form of Judaism, which (if one one looks carefully and compares Christian teachings with those of Hinduism and Buddhism) one easily recognises as a fusion of the three religions of Judaism, Buddhism and Hinduism into this new form of teaching, called Christianity. Now by my saying and pointing out these things, it may look as if I am denegrating or trying to disprove Christianity and being Heretical. But I am truly not inending such, but just pointing out that most of the writings of the bible were done by people AFTER the event and who were heavily influenced by what they believed. If one looks at any newspaper or news report today, one can see that it is extremely rare that even eye witnesses report the same event in the same manner and will add to or leave out things that others report, so why shouldn;t the same be true of the New Testament? I am not saying that it is not true and that you shouldn't believe it, but just to look at it in the same way that you would any other news report (after all, that's what it is, a news report on the life, actions and teachings of Jesus Christ) and accept that, because it is written by men, that it may be slightly distorted in places in its descriptions, so should be treated just as one would treat any other news report today. Believe the overall message but expect there to be some, natural inaccruacies in the way that it is reported by the men that write it. The argument that it must be true because it is "inspired by God" may still hold true, but God didn't tell them what to write word for word (and even if he did, it has been translated and copied so many times that there are bound to be inaccuracies there too), but "inspired" it to be written by men, who may have got a few of the words mixed up in their excitement to write it all down.
  • A century in advance God’s Word foretold Babylon’s position of world dominance, also how its power would finally be broken, and the fact that, once desolated, its capital would never again be inhabited. (Isa. 13:17-22) Nearly two centuries in advance, even before Cyrus was born, the Bible foretold him by name as well as his role in international affairs. (Isa. 44:28; 45:1, 2) Before Medo-Persia became a world power, its ascendancy, its dual nature, and how it would end were all foretold. Over two centuries in advance the course of the Grecian world empire under its first king was foretold, also the subsequent division of the empire into four parts.—Dan. 8:1-8, 20-22. The Bible foretold in detail the world conditions of our day, and it puts us on notice that all human governments will come to their end at the hands of God and that God’s Kingdom in the hands of his Son, Jesus Christ, will rule over all mankind.—Dan. 2:44; 7:13, 14. Is it not the course of wisdom to heed a source of information that has proved to be so consistently reliable? Government by God is the only real solution to the problems of mankind The problems that need to be resolved require power, abilities, and qualities that no humans possess. God can free mankind from the influence of the Devil and his demons, and He has promised to do so, but no human can. God has made provision to do what medical science could never accomplish—remove sin, thus ending sickness and death and making it possible for people to be the kind of persons that they really want to be. The Creator has the needed knowledge (of the earth and of all life processes) to solve the problems of food production and to prevent dangerous pollution, but human efforts often create more problems. God’s Word is already transforming lives so that those who respond to its leading become kind, loving persons with high morals, a society of persons who refuse to take up arms against their fellowman and who live in genuine peace and brotherhood although they are from all nations, races, and language groups.
  • No. It was written by men, and edited out by the church with the aim to control the masses. Of course not.
  • Well, I don't really believe that God exists. I think he's made up, and so in that respect, I think the Bible probably does reflect his word.
  • It's certainly more reliable than the individual thoughts and beliefs of billions of individual people throughout history. The fact that it has withstood the test of time tells us that it contains valuable principles to live by. The trick is in determining just what God had in mind. Just because it contains rape, murder, and mayhem does not mean He approves of them.
  • No I don't. It's a book written by men edited all the hell and back because the churches did not want people to see all the ancient texts that supposedly made up the bible.:)
    • Jenny Rizzo
      The Bible was written by men, but men moved by the Holy Spirit. (2 Peter 1:21) You can't be divine without a true divinity.
  • 6-11-2017 It might interest you to know that there were eye witnesses to what we mistakenly call creation. They recorded their observations as best they could, carving some records into stones and passing verbal accounts from one generation to the next. It has taken a very long time to interpret these records because they don't describe anything we have seen. For example the legend of the dragon is carved into rocks all over the world, but it is only recently that anybody has noticed a natural effect that fits that description. When full understanding is attained, all the myths agree with the biblical accounts. This is a long book because it tries to cover everything completely. http://www.saturniancosmology.org/
  • i think so
  • Yes, I believe that the Bible is 'inspired by God'. It's his thoughts and direction. (2 Tim 3:16,17) I believe this because after studying and doing research for some 27+ yrs I have come to clearly see that a higher Intelligence is behind it. Foretold and fulfilled prophecies, historical accuracy etc proves this. Sincerely E
  • 8-28-2017 [Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.] God Himself maintains the integrity of His word.
  • Of course. From hundreds of religious books, none are accurate and reliable compared to the KJV Bible. It is a book that's metaphorically sharper than any sword you can throw at it. Hebrews 4:12 "For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."

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