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Reading And Understanding The Bible.

  1. Mthokozisi Nkosi profile image69
    Mthokozisi Nkosiposted 18 months ago

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    I am so puzzled by a lot of people who call themselves Christians and yet only to find that they don`t even understand a single word in the bible. always misinterpreting the message to suit their situations or circumstance. I`ve also noted that the people that read the book of life most are the pagans only to criticize it.  Most Christians only quote certain verses of the bible and never read a whole chapter. Some only open their bible at church when instructed by the pastor, and that`s it. I believe that Christianity is a way of life not like what we do these days. With that stated, I believe what is written in the book of life that "In all your getting, make sure that you get understanding"

    1. BuddiNsense profile image61
      BuddiNsenseposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      When Elyon divided the nations, when he separated the sons of Adam,
      he established the borders of the nations according to the number of the sons of the gods.
      Yahweh’s portion was his people, [Israel] his allotted inheritance. (Deut. 32:8–9)
      Then [Elohim] said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness” (Genesis 1:26).
      [Yahweh] stands in the assembly of El; in the midst of the gods he renders judgment (Ps. 82:1).
      Who is "misinterpreting the message to suit their situations "?

    2. Live to Learn profile image81
      Live to Learnposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      This is interesting to me. Primarily because even scholars argue the meaning of the words and message in the Bible. With years of study being put into the matter and failing to arrive at the same conclusions how could we expect the average person to do otherwise?

      You complain that many appear to interpret it to suit their fancy and their lifestyle; but, it is easy to see that the same argument can be made about the person criticizing their interpretation. Who is to say whose understanding is more correct?

      So, you complain that pagans read the whole thing and (apparently) come to a different conclusion than you would think to be the correct one. Who's to say theirs isn't the correct one?

      What your post is basically lamenting is that not everyone comes to the same conclusions you did on the words. Maybe, if this bothers you greatly, the problem is that you didn't get the meaning meant to be gotten.

      1. BuddiNsense profile image61
        BuddiNsenseposted 18 months ago in reply to this

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      2. Mthokozisi Nkosi profile image69
        Mthokozisi Nkosiposted 18 months ago in reply to this

        Just yesterday I arrived home and found my brother arguing with a certain pastor from a certain church about tithes and why people must give 10 percent of what they earn to the church. The pastor said the tithe belongs to him and my brother says to the church. These people are both Christians but have different interpretations of whats in the bible. Hence I say some people interpret the bible to suit the situations.  Yeh I agree we all have different interpretations of the word of God, which should be understood according to the knowledge of God and not the knowledge of this world. The word of God is clear and needs no interpretation, but it seems we keep dividing Christ into groups.  God said, "I destroy the wisdom of the wise and set aside the understanding of the scholars"  You know? 

        Because this world`s wisdom is foolishness......

        1. Live to Learn profile image81
          Live to Learnposted 18 months ago in reply to this

          Well, I say when you start arguing over money you've bypassed any understanding of the words and actions of Christ.

        2. BuddiNsense profile image61
          BuddiNsenseposted 18 months ago in reply to this

          If it is clear there would be no interpretations at all.
          Because this christian's wisdom is foolishness......
          and the fools end is christianity............

          1. Live to Learn profile image81
            Live to Learnposted 18 months ago in reply to this

            I'd have to disagree with you on the fool's end comment. I will agree that any fool's end is thinking you know anything at all on such a grand scale as the universe.

            1. Mthokozisi Nkosi profile image69
              Mthokozisi Nkosiposted 18 months ago in reply to this

              True as we are constantly learning and growing, and it shall be so, till we leave planet earth, and at the end of the day its what one believes that gives one fulfillment, all we have to do is ensure that what we believe does not destroy. This why I respect God the creator as he gave us the power of choice. Your life is what you chose to make it. I guess we all also choose to understand the bible in different ways......

            2. BuddiNsense profile image61
              BuddiNsenseposted 18 months ago in reply to this

              "Because this christian's wisdom is foolishness"
              Obviously I didn't mean all Christians, I meant only those who say they know god, how he works and what he wants.

              1. Live to Learn profile image81
                Live to Learnposted 18 months ago in reply to this

                I can agree with that. Using terminology which encompasses large swaths of humanity can create unavoidable confusion.

  2. ro-jo-yo profile image86
    ro-jo-yoposted 18 months ago

    The problem with Christianity is that Christians believe that Jesus Christ is God. First of all, the name and title Jesus and Christ is incorrect, The true name of the Messiah is Yehowshuwa. Also many do not realized that the Creators name Yehowah, YHWH is mention over 6000 time in the Old Testament, which was replace with the word LORD.
    There many people who say Jesus is Lord, which in turn they also believe that "the LORD" in the Old Testament is Jesus. A totally false concept. It is Yehowah who is our Creator, Father and God.

    1. Mthokozisi Nkosi profile image69
      Mthokozisi Nkosiposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      Please read the below bible references: 

      Isaiah 9:6 - For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

      John 1:14 - And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

      Are the above verses wrong then about Jesus? Because they are found in the old and the new testament. #TheWordBecameFlesh

      1. ro-jo-yo profile image86
        ro-jo-yoposted 18 months ago in reply to this

        The English translation of the Hebrew and Greek is not always accurate, in the following link, notice that the word father is not mentioned in Isaiah 9:6.
        http://biblehub.com/interlinear/isaiah/9-6.htm
        How can the son be the father also?
        Do you deny that YHWH Yehowah is the one and only true God?

        1. Mthokozisi Nkosi profile image69
          Mthokozisi Nkosiposted 18 months ago in reply to this

          True I get your point now, out of all these bible versions, which one then is the most accurate?

  3. Oztinato profile image83
    Oztinatoposted 18 months ago

    Peeps
    the main thing is to have love and compassion. The rest is window dressing. Intellectuals like complexity and that's o.k. and those who aren't intellectuals like a simpler interpretation and thats o.k. too.
    Those who express any kind of religious intolerance have lost too much love and compassion and that's NOT o.k.
    Okay?

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    mils08posted 18 months ago

    It is a fact that no two individuals can stand at exactly the same place at exactly the same time. So one could only see and observe things from  one's perspective. Adding to the fact that every human being is created distinctly from one another, making one's thinking and appreciation of things distinct as well. Thus, we could only view and interpret things based on our perspective on such thing and not based on other's view which may be otherwise. And the same is true with our view or interpretation on the passages of the Holy Bible. On my view, I read the Holy BIble to reflect on the message being conveyed by the passage, not to interpret them. Such wisdom (intrepreting) I found myself wanting.

    1. Mthokozisi Nkosi profile image69
      Mthokozisi Nkosiposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      True and God knows why he made us all distinct. I`ve also noted that two different may read the same bible passage and interpret it differently as well.

 
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