Is it possible to believe in God, yet not the bible? How do you feel?
The Bible is God's Holy word. Old and New Testament.
You can believe in A "god", yes, without believing the Bible. But not in God himself, at least not for long, because the Bible is where you'll find out exactly who and what He is.
Whoever a person's hero is, surely they'd want to read that person's autobiography. What good would it do to say you're gonna follow God if you won't even study His word and listen to Him?
Full of pithy emptiness again, huh, Cags? (oxymoron)
Or perhaps pithy emptineth would be more appropriate with a lisp!
That's what they say, the Bible is God's words. Do you not agree that the Bible is also stories, told through the people that lived them, testimonials, you might say.
Alot of people believe in God but not the Bible. My boyfriend believes in God but doesn't think the Bible was necessarily divinely inspired and that it doesn't tell us everything. That's one example.
God has not made any script a requirement to get to know Himself.
Infact any man who depend on a written script do not and have never known God.
Even in the Bible it cautions against the "letter" of the law and recommends the "spirit" of it (2 Corinthians 3:6).
The letter was how the Pharisees got into trouble, that and ego.
It's possible, of course, to believe in some notion of there being a god, some manner of divine being . . . there are, again of course, many religions that man has concocted totally apart from the Bible that advance some idea of some kind of god entity, and many who simply disregard the Bible as just a fairy story yet believe in some manner of divine being - but you cannot know the one true God apart from the Bible. The Bible is God's own revelation of Himself to man, and we need revelation . . . we cannot conceive of or believe in or imagine that God who is and who created all that exists - if God does not determine to reveal Himself to us we cannot know Him or believe in Him as He truly is.
The Bible, not a quiet voice within us, not our culture's religious inclinations, not the various or accumulated religious notions of all cultures, etc, the Bible alone is God's word and is the revelation of God and His truth.
Seeing as there are many people in the world who believe in God, and not the Bible, then the answer is a quite obvious yes. There are other religions out there with which people can worship God...
It certainly doesn't tell us everything. A lot of what we need to discover can best be discovered inside ourselves and in our relationships, not only in our relationship to our Heavenly Father, but also in our relationships to His other children.
Some people believe in the Tooth Fairy, Easter bunny, Santa Claus or Mother Goose. Some people believe in a flat Earth. Belief doesn't make it so.
Belief is not faith.
Faith in God is much more powerful than belief in God. Belief is merely a viewpoint of perception (effect); Faith is a viewpoint of creation (cause). They are as different as death and life, night and day.
I suspect that someone with Faith in God would instantly see the wisdom and divine holiness of the Bible, even had they never seen it before that moment.
U Those who are ignorant of God, must find some visible,tangible for a basis of their Faith in order to have some credibility before their neighbors.
Thus they create idols unto themselves, therefore they have used wood, stone, sun, moon, etc. etc.
Now the most deceptive Idol of all is the one which appears as knowledge and came by the way of those who is reputed to actually have knowledge of God.
These are letters created by men and are keeping men captive to ignorance the Father of all Lies.
The bible being the biggest culprit because the ignorance in men have made it so.
And yet, dictionaries define faith as a belief and vice versa.
But, they are one and the same according to the English language.
More denial of reality to defend the faith/belief.
Did the english language create it self and men for it use? Or did men create the language for their use.
Isn't also true that the language always change to suit the perception of men.
And if when the language did not change the perspective of men still fluctuates.
So the one standing on definition of words are standing on shaky grounds....
Well the fact that the bible is based on people knowing a God before a text was written is proof that you do not need the bible to believe. The bible proves that you do not need it to believe. *scratches head* In an odd way that makes perfect sense.
I believe in God and the bible.
I have no faith in interpretations of the bible which seem to be so popular in society.
Extremely odd way.
A stunning denial of your religions origins. Or, have you actually never even looked into it's past?
Yeah, that makes much more sense.
Who's denying anything? They believed in this God before they wrote the book, where's the breakdown of communication?
Can you believe in God but not the bible?
Ask any Muslim if they believe in the bible as His holy word.
I'm saying this loosely. The Bible is just a book and while it was a good attempt at spiritual thinking, I don't think I could ever take as seriously as the most dellusional bible thumpers do. To me, it's silly to take any of it seriously as the word of God.
I'm sure what I just said is going to offend someone, but that is the nature of the subject. Some people need to understand that, to me, the bible is just another book written by people that were to primitive to understand that there were going to be people that look at it as just another book.
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