Do You Trust The Bible As It Was Written Long After The Events Happened Based Preserved Memories?
I suppose if those memories were acurate I would, but alas there seems to be a lot of religions combined in what we now call the bible. For instance the Catholic cult around the Virgin Mary is based on a much older cult of Isis, the (if memory serves) Egyptian Mother of god. The Jesus cult is somewhat intertwined with the cult of Mitra (amongst many other "son of god sent to save us" cults). Regardless which texts you choose to embrace, its a leap of faith, in more ways than one. Whatever you choose to rely on, make sure its not your only reference on the topic.
Bible is a collection of books, going back 6000yrs, there was nothing involved with memory, you could go and hear it read, like today. Some dont know the bible, and only quote what they have not checked out for themselves. They are usually called fools.
Yes we can trust the Bible as it is written today. The Bible itself is special, different from all other books, in two ways: its *construction*, and its *content*.
The Bible is a set of stories, written by many (about 40) authors, over a long time (over 1000 years). And it all agrees with itself -- newer stories refer back to old ones, and they don't contradict each other. There are more ancient copies of the Bible, that have been carefully scrutinized, than any other ancient text in written history. And, the number of differences found between all those texts, from oldest to newest, is very tiny (the number is less than 10% unless my memory fails me). This is a miracle, considering all those authors, all those copies, all by hand, over all those years.
That covers the *construction* of the Bible. The *content* is a whole other world, and it's impossible to give it justice in a single paragraph. The most important points are these:
- God is real, and he designed and created the world we see.
- God wants to be close to his creation. He loves all of it, especially the people in it.
- People are made with free will, because love is only meaningful if we choose to give it, and to commit to it.
- People who choose to not love God, and to not believe God, are given many chances to return to his side.
- God proved his own love by sacrificing himself for all people who don't love him.
- Someday there will be too many people far from God's side, then his patience must end and his wrath will be revealed.
The Bible is a complete history of this age of human life on Earth, from its very beginning to today, to the next age where God will restore Earth after too many people have abused their free will. No other books from any other religions encompass so much, so completely, so coherently.
For a little more info, you can check the answers to this question:
The Bible is a unique book. First of all it is NOT based of past memories of the writers but the writers were inspired by God. The Bible has divine backing.
Although it is not a science book, when it does touch on science, it is always accurate. For example, at a time when people thought the earth was flat the Bible spoke to the earth as being a circle or sphere. (Isaiah 40:22)
It is the only source that answers such questions as:
Why are we here?
What is the purpose of life?
Why does God allow suffering?
What happens to us when we die?
Many of the prophecies in the Bible have come true with remarkable accuratecy. Giving faith in the prophecies that are soon to be fufilled.
You may be surprised to hear from me, being an atheist, that possibly quite a bit is true. To the extent that any history is true. All history is colored by misconception, false perception, just plain error -- AND RELIGIOUS AND POLITICAL AGENDAS.
The idea that the bible is an "inspired" work, the "word of god", is beyond ridiculous, however. We don't need an imaginary "big brother" in the sky for explanations of things.
See my profile page
and look for the link about Sitchin and the 12th planet.
If you are not a typical religious wacko, and are actually interested in truth rather than just regurgitating your religious dogma, you will find the works of Sitchin AND MANY OTHERS writing of ancient civilizations and religions fascinating and informative.
But if you are a typical Christian wacko, no amount of exposure to anything other than the bible would be able to make any kind of impression on your pea-brain.
I believe the Bible is absolutely true and 100% accurate. 66 books written by 40 authors over a period of approximately 1600 years, it is God "breathed"...its authors being inspired by God. There are prophecies that were written hundreds of years before they were fulfilled. No less than 109 prophecies of the old testament were fulfilled with the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ alone. How can anyone deny the validity of God's written Word? There is no other book by which it can be compared!
AMAZING! Something that was predicted earlier in this book, came true later in the book. I am struck by the awesome power of prophecy and have no choice but to assume that the bible is the complete, 1000% word of a bunch of humans with nothing better to do on a Sunday.
Seriously? Are we also to believe that Thor roamed Midgard slaying giants and Zeus ran around copulating with human women right and left? Better check your family tree, you could have divine relations.
Do You Trust The Bible As It Was Written Long After The Events Happened Based Preserved Memories?
No, I trust the Bible after I have checked it out to see if what is written in the corrupt English translations is so.
Acts 17:10-11 (KJV) And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. 11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
Also, beware of men who call others fools, for in their arrogance they are set up for a mighty fall:
Matt 5:22 (KJV) But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
May I suggest some swift repentance for a certain commentator here!!??
I always find it an amazing fact that those who do not practice christianity do not believe in the bible and have all these reasons or excuses not to believe and the ones who are daily in the book and studying and involved in christianity actually believe in the bible.
whats the common saying?: experience is the best teacher.
I say the bible is an amazing book but the god behind the book is so much more amazing.
Soooo..........I tried answering this question, but apparently got very overzealous...
Anyways...I posted my answer as a hubpage if you care to read it...
http://hubpages.com/hub/ReDo-You-Trust- … d-Memories
the bible was preserved psalms12:6,7the word of the lord are pure words purified seven times,thou shall keep them O LORD,THOU SHALT PRESERVE THEMFROM THIS GENERATION FOR EVER.
The bible is here to give people a background a basis for trust but what we need to trust is in the believe that God does exist and that he is worthy of our trust.
yes. i don't need another evidence or artifacts for me to believe that. we experience the power of the word of God in the Bible in our daily life.
YES I do trust the Bible, I trust that God in all His power Has the ability to preserve His message to us.
My page on Bible history & validity of it.
Memory is a very important aspect of the Christian Tradition :
http://hubpages.com/hub/Mystery-of-Memo … ons-Book-X
You'll all be happy to know I've been 'inspired' from above to answer this question regarding trust and the Bible.
IN MY OPINION, It's just a collection of silly stories designed to scare, bribe and reward/punish people into doing what they are told by the folk who hand out the little money basket several times each mass.
It's a tax free means of gathering (lots of) money and a way to power for the heads of church, without them really being accountable to anyone for their actions. Similar to the Mafia I guess, but less honest.
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