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  • If you don't believe EVERY word HE wrote there is no point in believing ANYTHING HE wrote. You do not have the choice of believing PARTS of it.
  • The bible offers many good parables on living a decent life.There are mostly common sense and come also from other religions and practices.Also the bible contradicts itself many times so of course some things will be rejected.The bible though does no define my faith or faithlessness.
  • I've yet to hear good answers to these questions... . . .
  • I don't know how helpful this is, but I think it's relevant enough. It's pretty entertaining too:
  • I do believe it all. I have read Leviticus. I believe all of the King James Version of the Bible to be God's preserved inspired Word in our language--from the Book of Genesis all the way to the Book of the Revelation. I believe it all to be God's infalliable and inerrant Word. Thank you and may God bless you. :) -In Jesus' Name.
  • Hmmmmm... Just a comment (sorry, comments don't work - have to make it an Answer). So Saved: The bible is inerrant when: It defines bats as just another bird? It says hares 'chew the cud' (they don't)? It says King David raised funds for the temple in Darics - a coin minted for King Darius who lived 500 years AFTER David? It implies god approved of Moses ordering the slaughter of little boys, women and men of the Midianites but let the israelites keep the little virgin girls...? When it says women should not speak in church? When every piece of geological/paleontological evidence collected in the past 300 years indicates there could not have been a 'global' flood? When it says the penalty for being a difficult teenager is to be stoned to death? When it states cutting the hair from your temples should result in death? When it says Judah had 1.3 MILLION fighting men (the entire United States only had that many in the early 2000's)? When it says wearing a garment made from two different cloths (like polyester/cotton) is a SIN? When it says adultery should be penalised by stoning to DEATH? We could go on forever...
  • The Bible can not “define” ones Faith, the lifestyle does that. Just like thinking about a Tylenol can not cure you headache… The Bible is inspired to do the following, and it does it well. 2 Timothy 3:16 (King James Version) 16 “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” If you can think of Bible being a match that starts the fire, but then, even though the match can be perfect, material needs to be combustible in order to catch the fire. Metaphoric Legend: Bible = Match Fire = Holy Spirit Combustible Material = You Guy who strikes the match = God
  • maybe you should try to find out who wrote Leviticus and why....I believe Moses wrote it and it was mainly for laws of priests, Priestly Legislation and the practice of the laws among the people.It was very important for Israel,{God's Chosen People} at that time, to stay CLEAN from among the heathen. The Nation of Israel had to stay PURE, away from idol worshippers,etc. Basically , the same as we are supposed to do today.
  • Leviticus was the Ceremonial Law of the nation of Israel. The reason it is good for us to hear all of that is because it points to what Christ did, he kept all of that law. Jesus is the fulfillment of Leviticus and for that very reason most of those laws no longer apply to us. Please read the book of Hebrew in reference to this. Also the entire Bible is inerrant you can't pick and choose. When you start pulling out the threads of the sweater that you don't like, the entire thing starts unraveling, the Bible is a whole and to pull parts out of it is to corrupt it. None of it is contrary to itself, you must read it in the light of other Scripture, Scripture interprets Scripture. Use clear passages on the same issue in order to interpret less clear passages.
  • Hi Evangelist, Sorry, comments are not working again - have to do an answer. In answer to your somewhat provocative question re: the number of people in the area at the time: Archeologists, not scientists, worked that out. For the most part the archeologists were christian, investigating the area because of their beliefs. They simply followed the evidence and (obviously) had no trouble accepting that the numbers in the bible might be inaccurate - without this becoming some overwhelming threat to their faith in god and the continued worth of the bible as a source of spiritual wisdom. The history of the area is incredibly well documented (outside just bible stories). No-one is trying desperately to cover up the number of people in the Middle East around 1000 BC just so they can say "That one line in the bible is false so ner-ner-ni-ner-ner." That's really daft thinking. Not worth continuing any further though - if you're so convinced of the bible's "truth" that you're unwilling to ever look outside it at actual, neutral evidence - and your attitude toward scientific thinking is reflected in your comment above - then there can be no learning, can there?
  • One way is to apply reason in the choice. However, the results here might not be consistent between one person and another. For more consistent result it’s best to use a yardstick, a criterion to judge by. One could regard the HQ as an excellent candidate for this because: - It comes from the same stable as the Bible (HQ 15:9 “We (God Almighty) have, without doubt, sent down the Message (the HQ)”) - It is a later edition than the Bible (by about 600 years) - It has not been, and is not likely to be, superseded (being the Last Testament) - It comes with a guarantee of protection from corruption (God using the Royal We says in HQ 15:9 “We will assuredly guard it (from corruption)”). - It declares itself to be the criterion (HQ 2:185 “in it (Ramadhaan) was sent down the Qur'an, as a guide to mankind, as clarifications of guidance and as a criterion (to judge between right and wrong).“) - It declares itself to be a quality control document (HQ 5:48 “(the HQ was sent down) also as a guard over it (the previous scripture)”) Listen to this Canadian scholar explain the last bit above ...
  • They have no "faith" to begin with; they have only ideology - which they have substituted for it. The bible is a political book written by men who were pretty far from God and his prophets, even back then. It's why you become a better Christian by not having faith in the bible.
  • All of the Bible is true. The main difference is to whom it was written. The Old Testament is mainly a history of the Hebrews (the Jews) including the laws they were and are required to live by, the Leviticus laws (Mosaic Laws). The Leviticus Laws were given to the Jews only never the gentiles. This includes the 10 Commandments. The New Testament is about the life of Jesus Christ. Jesus gave us only two commandments, one to love the Lord God and the second to love man. This is known as the Law of Love. All of the NT is about love. Under the Law of Love one must love God and not disgrace Him the other is to do nothing to harm another person for any reason. the Law of Love replaced the 10 Commandments of the Jews. People need to learn what the Bible really says, it is a book of freedom!
  • All of the Bible is true. The main difference is to whom it was written. The Old Testament is mainly a history of the Hebrews (the Jews) including the laws they were and are required to live by, the Leviticus laws (Mosaic Laws). The Leviticus Laws were given to the Jews only never the gentiles. This includes the 10 Commandments. The New Testament is about the life of Jesus Christ. Jesus gave us only two commandments, one to love the Lord God and the second to love man. This is known as the Law of Love. All of the NT is about love. Under the Law of Love one must love God and not disgrace Him the other is to do nothing to harm another person for any reason. the Law of Love replaced the 10 Commandments of the Jews. People need to learn what the Bible really says, it is a book of freedom!
  • First, the teachings of Leviticus were specifically given to the Hebrews. Second, Christians are not under the Mosaic law. Galatians 3:23-25 "But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. 24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
  • The bible "defines" nothing. Jesus never wrote, spoke or preached, the bible. People who "define" their faith with it are mislead. The reason the Church invented the bible was for the uneducated to be able to get a "selected writings" of the gospels and letters of Paul (the founder of Christianity). Many of which run into hundreds of pages.

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