ANSWERS: 47
  • I believe in the meaning within the bible.....what it stands for....;)
  • I believe that the Bible largely gives a good indication how to live a decent life. I don't believe that all of it is true word for word. I think it is far more likely that, as it was written for a largely uneducated, unsophisticated and illiterate audience, much of it is moral stories, rather than the absolute truth.
  • The Bible is a mixed bag. It’s got teachings on values that are good for the individual and society. These are quite believable. It also has some rather long turgid passages dealing with obscure stories about obscure individuals. Other passages are either obvious over exaggerations or so crude one wouldn’t expect a saint to express them let alone Holy God Himself. For example Judges 15:15 has Samson KILLING A THOUSAND with the jaw bone of a donkey, while in Ezekiel 23:20-21 we’re told graphically that “she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses. So you longed for the lewdness of your youth, when in Egypt your bosom was caressed and your young breasts fondled.”
  • Yes, but in a philosophical way, not a christian way.
  • I believe in the messages not the stories. It's like when you watch a movie, fictional obviously, but the message it might tell is true.
  • Yes i believe in it because i've seen the book i just don't believe what it's written on it.
  • Why yes, I beleive such a thing exists. I can see it, touch it, and most everything else. But I don't beleive in most anything it in, with the exception of VERY FEW nobel philosphies. The rest of it is, if I may be so bold as to say, utter bulls**t.
  • Yes, I believe that the bible exists. I don't believe that the words contained in the bible are the word of god. They are in fact, the word of HUMANS. I am not religious, but the bible itself exists.
  • Absolutely. Yes I do. -In the Master's service. Thank you and God bless you!
  • Absolutely not. I was never very big on fairy tales. Even if I was, that particular fairy tale is a little too dark for me, I like something a little more upbeat and positive.
  • It's an ancient text, so should be viewed in that context. I cannot accept it word for word, nor can I accept that I'm reading the word of God. I don't recall a 'gospel of God' in the NT, and the writers of each gospel are clearly stated. Because of this, I prefer to pick and choose what I take from the Bible. Much of western civilisation is built on it's teachings, and we still adhere to much of it in our laws and customs. Therefore it's value shouldn't be underestimated. A huge amount of the NT is filled with marvellous guidance as to how to behave toward others. http://www.answerbag.com/a_view/1146896 In that respect, I would say I do 'believe in it', but take it literally? Not in a month of Sundays.
  • I have seen a few of them and might even have one somewhere. I stopped reading it a while ago though. ¤ The major problem I have with it is that a lot of it isn't applicable to modern day.
  • I've got several versions. So I know they exsist. As to the content, not so much.
  • Every word of it that came from God.
  • I do not completely believe in the bible because some parts are true and others are made up tories. How can some one run so fast when it's pouring with rain and not get wet?
  • There is no Bible, there are BIBLES which are really just holy texts.
  • The book is simply a mans or group of men's view on how they think the world should be. Is it a guide that thousands and thousands of people should take literally? No. Like any philosophy it should be broken down and mixed with your OWN ideas and beliefs
  • Yes. It exists. If your asking if I believe the bible. I believe it is an accurate historical representation to the customs and conditions of that place and time. Do I believe the Bibles claim to be the Word of God. No, I believe the bible was written as an attempt to explain existence and ease fears of mortality. I have read the bible and think it is probably the best book ever put together. The poetry is fantastic!, Psalms, Proverbs..., I think they should have proof read first and made it a little more "Synoptic", especially when it comes to the Gospels.
  • I do not.
  • thanks
  • in God, maybe, but not in the bible. simply because it is written, and copied, and copied over by people, not gods. people tend to forget that sometimes. not to offend anyone by the way. this is just my feel on the matter.
  • i absolutely believe the bible to be the true word of God. as a loving parent who cares about his creation, he saw to it that we have a manual to guide our lives. not only that but he also willed the bible to exist so that we could get to know and understand his purposes for mankind. those that ridicule the bible for what it is, do so out of ignorance and misinformation. it is pathetic to know of certain religious leaders that have not encouraged respect for the bible. they are as much in ignorance as those that follow them. is it a wonder that so many so-called christians don't believe in the bible? the bible has stood the test of time for thousands of years now. if the bible was not a book to be highly respected why would even jesus himself quote and recite from memory its' passages? the bible from the beginning gives us insight into many subjects that man did not know about, until modern times. when it comes to being historically accurate no other book can be more accurate than the bible. the bible mentions names of world leaders that were thought to not exist, archeological findings have proven what the bible said all along. for example when babylon fell it said that one king was in power, while the historians argued that it was another in power, discrediting the bible. later during an archeological discovery it was proven that the bible was right all along. prophetically, the bible has an immpeccable record. it has made predictions so accurate that the so called experts have refused to believe its perfect ability to predict the future, saying that its predictions were mere confirmation of what had already happened. for example isaiah's prophecies have been criticized as such. however, the bible has proven over and over that it has never erred. it has made predictions of the fall and destruction of entire civilizations. many did not believe that these would cease to exist, of course those of us today know that we have never known a moabite, or an edoomite, for the fact the bible prophecied that these nations would be destroyed. babylon was prophesied would be completely destroyed and would never again be rebuilt. in the past there have been individuals who have dared to defy what the bible says as well as the God of the bible. so it was with sadaam hussein who claimed himself the modern nabuchadnezzar, and said he would rebuild babylon. where is he now? this is just one example of many that prove the veracity of the bible. even though it was written by 40 men, they were inspired by God to write down his thoughts. they were used as secretaries. for more fascinating details go to www.watchtower.org
  • I believe it exists, but I think it is a relic to a time when mankind was young, and most of what it says, and preaches and stuff we do not do in these days, we are civilized beings. So the bible is quite obsolete. I also dont believe that it's contents are really worth much
  • I believe it is the unerring word of God. I trust in its words and its message.
  • Yes, do you?
  • Hey Singwell. I got a few of them. Qu'ran= Islam Vida= Hindu Avesta= Zoroastrianism Granth= Sikh Extra credit: Kojiki= Sinto Tripitak= Buddism Torah= Judiaism
  • No. It is a work of fiction, written by man, several hundred years after the supposed time of Jesus.
  • Due to the fact it's the way I was raised, I absolutely do! AND I DO believe and have total faith in God! Thanks for asking your Q! I enjoyed answering it! VTY, Ron Berue Yes, that is my real last name! Sources: Because you asked.
  • Not literally but there is some history in there. Genesis is just a fable for us to learn by but there are lots of good teachings to be found in those books if you really look hard for them.
  • i believe in wwjd
  • Yes I do believe in the Bible as the word of God. My 2 cents.
  • Yes, I believe the truth of the Bible. There is a fundamental difference between truth and fact. It is true that God exists but I cannot prove it. It is a fact that President Bush said he invaded Iraq because of weapons of mass destruction but it is not true. Catholics believe that the Bible teaches truth about God but it is not historically factual at all times. The Bible's primary purpose is to teach us the truth about God and His (or Her) love for us and how we should love each other, not to teach facts about history or science. All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for refutation, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that one who belongs to God may be competent, equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17) For more information, see the Catechism of the Catholic Church, section 105 and following: http://www.usccb.org/catechism/text/pt1sect1chpt2.htm With love in Christ.
  • Yes. Completely.
  • No. Utterly impossible to take seriously. The only reason it survived is because people killed non-believers for centuries.
  • Yes, I do.
  • Yes, I believe in the Bible because it is the inspired Word of God.
  • yes i do believe in the Bible. God is real, and he has done many miracles whilst He was on earth. He healed the sick, He died for me. God is real, and also his word
  • it is written and interpreted by man so it has flaws but the concepts are defiantly possible... leaning towards yes but skeptical about it still
  • Which version?
  • It's a wonderful piece of literature, but that's all it is.
  • yes i do!!! I believe everything i the holy bible is true! & i know it too!
  • Yes. I also believe in Cinderella, Snow White & The 7 Dwarfs, Goldie Locks & The 3 Bears, Peter Pan, etc.
  • i believe the Bible contains much wisdom. But I do not believe in it. There are several versions. if I new which was in fact correct, I would be more confident in my opinion and answer. It's a fairly good book for advice on some matters.
  • No. Contradictions: A contradiction is what happens when two or more statements are incompatible. The Bible is full of such contradictions and they begin in the opening chapters of Genesis where we find two creation stories that contradict each other on the order of the alleged creation as well as the way things were created. Doublets: A doublet, in biblical terms, is the repetition of story lines wherein the characters or emphasis is different. Examples of these doublets include the two creation stories, the two set of commandments (and possibly a third), the three patriarchs prostituting their wives out and the census of the Israelites under David. In fact, I don’t think there is one story in the Bible that does not have a different version. Such things call into question the authenticity of these stories as well as their origins. A penchant for exaggeration: The bible simply cannot simply tell a story. It exaggerates to the point of being absurd. For example, it describes a flood that is so great in magnitude that the highest land-based mountains are subjmerged. While there is evidence that flooding occured in the area, there is absolutely no evidence for a flood of this size. The Biblical World: The bible describes an earth that is a dome covered flat and stationary island-like surface that is the center of the universe in which it is magically suspended. This is flatly false. The earth is a slightly oval shaped planet that rotates on its axis with an orbiting satellite we call the moon. The earth also orbits the sun which is the center of our galaxy with eight other such objects and their respective satellites. Our galaxy is but one of many in the universe and like the others it is in continuous motion. Science: The bible is completely at odds with practically every branch of science. It states that humans and other animals were created as is. Evolutionary biology has the evidence that says we and the other animals evolved over the course of millions of years. The Bible states that the earth is thousands of years old. Various branches of the physical sciences (astronomy and geology for example) have the evidence that the earth is billions of years old and that the universe itself is even older that it. Archaeology and anthropology undermine the uniqueness and factualness of the Bible stories (ie, the flood of Noah is older than the biblical account, the collapsed wall of Jericho predates the biblical story). History: The Bible is also at odds with the actual history of its times and often tells stories upon which there is no evidence to support. The greatest of these is the alleged exodus out of Egypt. It didn’t happen. The same applies to the story of Esther. It routinely gets the history of surrounding civilizations wrong such as crediting a “Darius the Mede” with the taking of Babylon when it was Cyrus of Persia. Cruelty: The Bible is full of cruelty in some form or another. From the execution of rape victims to the genocidal slaughter of non-Israelites, there isn’t much in abject violence that is not condoned, even demanded, by the the biblical authors. Of all the ethical problems with the Bible, it is Christianity itself that points out the biggest injustice which is the damning of our entire species due to the specific acts of two individuals. No rational group or individual concerned with justice punishes the innocent for the crimes (real or imagined) of the guilty. The biblical god consitently breaks this simple idea and routinely punishes the innocent for the alleged sins of others to such a degree that an entire religion has been built up around the idea of punishing the innocent in place of the guilty. Anonymous Authors: No one knows who wrote the bulk of the texts that make up the Bible and most of the names we’ve been given are from tradition. This applies to both the Old Testament and the New Testament. We also do not know when they written and can only make “best guesses” regarding their origins. I read once (and agree) that if you get five biblical scholars in a room, you’ll get seven different opinions on biblical authorship. For every “Moses didn’t write this” is a “of course, not - Aaron did” and a “you’re both wrong, Jacob did” and of course “no, all three of you are wrong. Moses wrote it.” And round and round we go. Magic: The bible promotes a view that is completely at odds with how we understand the universe and all things in it. Polite people call that view “supernatural in origin”. I call it plain ole “magic“. Magic in the bible includes a talking snake, a talking donkey, a tree that makes you smart, a tree that makes you immune to death, food falling from the skies, rods turning into snakes, water being turned into blood, water coming out of a rock, people rising from the dead, the sun standing still, witches resurrecting the dead, non-corporeal finger writing on walls, people taking three day rides in the stomach of a whale, virgins giving birth and countless angels and demons inserting themselves into the affairs here on earth. Accordingly, this view promotes the idea that reality can be suspended at any moment without warning and makes dealing with said reality near impossible.
  • Yes! The Historical Evidences of the Truth of the Scripture Records, by George Rawlinson, 1862, pp. 290, 291. (Ezra and Nehemiah: Their Lives and Times, by George Rawlinson, London, 1890, pp. 21, 22) DO YOU think of the Bible as something unrelated to the real world? A lot of people feel this way. It is noteworthy, however, that a respected scholar, Oxford University Professor George Rawlinson, M.A., pointed out that because of the factual nature of the Bible, Christianity “is in nothing more distinguished from the other religions of the world than in its objective or historical character.” Did you realize that? Now, this is not true of every doctrine taught by all the groups that claim to be Christian. But it is true that the Christianity taught in the Bible itself is based on facts, not myths. This is because the Bible tells about real people who lived at particular times in precise locations. *** si Study Number 10—The Bible—Authentic and True *** 24 (9) Integrity of Witnesses. Of the weight that may be accorded the testimony of early Christians—the writers of the Christian Scriptures as well as others—George Rawlinson says: “The early converts knew that they might at any time be called upon to undergo death for their religion. . . . Every early writer advocating Christianity, by the fact of his advocacy, braved the civil power, and rendered himself liable to a similar fate. When faith is a matter of life and death, men do not lightly take up with the first creed which happens to hit their fancy; nor do they place themselves openly in the ranks of a persecuted sect, unless they have well weighed the claims of the religion which it professes, and convinced themselves of its being the truth. It is clear that the early converts had means of ascertaining the historic accuracy of the Christian narrative very much beyond ourselves; they could examine and cross-question the witnesses—compare their several accounts—inquire how their statements were met by their adversaries—consult Heathen documents of the time—thoroughly and completely sift the evidence. . . . All this together—and it must be remembered that the evidence is cumulative—constitutes a body of proof such as is seldom producible with respect to any events belonging to remote times; and establishes beyond all reasonable doubt the truth of the Christian Story. In no single respect . . . has that story a mythic character. It is a single story, told without variation, whereas myths are fluctuating and multiform; it is blended inextricably with the civil history of the times, which it every where represents with extraordinary accuracy, whereas myths distort or supersede civil history; it is full of prosaic detail, which myths studiously eschew; it abounds with practical instruction of the plainest and simplest kind, whereas myths teach by allegory. . . . Simple earnestness, fidelity, painstaking accuracy, pure love of truth, are the most patent characteristics of the New Testament writers, who evidently deal with facts, not with fancies . . . They write ‘that we may know the certainty of those things’ which were ‘most surely believed’ in their day.”—Compare Luke 1:1, 4. 25 An enthralling field covered by the Bible is that of divine prophecy. The authenticity of the Bible has been in no way as strikingly demonstrated as in the fulfillment of numerous prophecies, all showing the remarkable forevision of Jehovah in foretelling the future. This prophetic Word is indeed “a lamp shining in a dark place,” and paying attention to it will strengthen the faith of those who desire to survive until all Kingdom prophecy is fulfilled in God’s everlasting new world of righteousness. The three tables that follow add further proof of the Bible’s authenticity in showing many of these prophetic fulfillments, as well as the harmony of the entire Hebrew and Greek Scriptures. With the passage of time, the Bible shines forth more and more brilliantly as being truly “inspired of God and beneficial.”—2 Pet. 1:19; 2 Tim. 3:16. [Footnotes] The Historical Evidences of the Truth of the Scripture Records, 1862, George Rawlinson, pages 54, 254-8. 1871, pages 29-31. The Historical Evidences of the Truth of the Scripture Records, pages 25-6. Sinai and Palestine, 1885, pages 82-3. Reader’s Digest, March 1954, pages 27, 30. 1984, page 24. 1968, pages 4-5. The Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, London, 1855, Vol. 15, page 232. Insight on the Scriptures, Vol. 2, page 246. Insight on the Scriptures, Vol. 1, pages 555-6, 1035. Wine as Food and Medicine, 1954, page 5. 1955, pages 211-13. The Historical Evidences of the Truth of the Scripture Records, page 290. The Bible—God’s Word or Man’s?, pages 12-36. The Historical Evidences of the Truth of the Scripture Records, pages 225, 227-8.
  • Yes, I do.

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