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Why do people believe the Bible is the Word of God?

  1. keishialeelouis profile image74
    keishialeelouisposted 3 years ago

    Why do people believe the Bible is the Word of God?

    I have my own reasons, but I'm curious about what other Hubbers think.

  2. Austinstar profile image85
    Austinstarposted 3 years ago

    They use circular reasoning. The bible says it is the word of god, and they believe it. Then they correct themselves eventually and say that the bible is the "inspired word of god" because it is very obvious that a god did not come down to earth and actually write it.
    I also find it weird that people think the other holy books of the world were not written or inspired by a god or gods, just the Christian bible. Some people actually believe that the Christian bible is the ONLY "holy" book in the world.

  3. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 3 years ago

    Because their elders have told them time and time again.
    Imagine if no one ever told you the bible was the word of God until today. Would you instantly believe them? Not likely!
    On the other hand if you are a student (history) and have examined the biblical canonization process of how it was determined which books to include and exclude; the Codex Sinaiticus, the Council of Trent of 1546 for Roman Catholicism, the Thirty-Nine Articles of 1563 for the Church of England, the Westminster Confession of Faith of 1647 for Calvinism,and the Synod of Jerusalem of 1672 for the Greek Orthodox; you would also have look at the politics of those times as well.
    You'd then have to ignore science that proves the world is billions of years old instead of being several thousands of years old. You'd have to believe Adam lived to be 930 years old. Noah had his first son after he was 500 years old, Samson killed 1000 men with the jawbone of donkey, God created foreign languages to discourage man from building a tower that would reach heaven, Anyone who curses their mother and father should be put to death, anyone on works on the Sabbath should be put to death... and so on.
    In the end I reached the conclusion:
    God made man and man made religion.

    1. Austinstar profile image85
      Austinstarposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Very good synopsis of the issue of the bible being written by mankind and not a god. Why would a god use paper to write on anyway?

  4. getitrite profile image77
    getitriteposted 3 years ago

    I believed that the bible was the word of God because the generation before me, who were indoctrinated themselves, LIED to me. That's  it in a nutshell.
    When I investigated the bible for myself, it proved itself to be nothing but ancient nonsense. If I choose to continue believing such brazen nonsense, it's only because I lack the courage to think for myself.

    1. Austinstar profile image85
      Austinstarposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yes! Each generation has been indoctrinated to believe that the bible is the word of a god. People are finally waking up about it. It was written and put together by people who thought the Earth was flat. Only a few people could barely read or write.

    2. dashingscorpio profile image87
      dashingscorpioposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Anyone who sees the bible as a historical factual document is choosing faith over logic and science.
      Having said that there are some pearls of wisdom that can be gleamed from some of the fables and parables. smile
      "The kingdom of God is within"

    3. getitrite profile image77
      getitriteposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It amazes me that some people, who still believe this nonsense, pretend that they read the bible for THEMSELVES, and found it to be completely accurate-- Deceiving themselves into believing that their continued belief is NOT based on INDOCTRINATION

  5. peachpurple profile image83
    peachpurpleposted 3 years ago

    i was taught to believe the bible by the nuns in my school. my parents didn't say anything but brought us to church

  6. keishialeelouis profile image74
    keishialeelouisposted 3 years ago

    Your responses are interesting, but are not completely logical. Not everyone experiences generational indoctrination. I did not come from a particularly religious background. I was never forced to read the Bible or go to church. My dad was an agnostic at my birth. My mom had left her church upbringing and my grandmother and grandfather on my dad's side were not religious either. In fact, my grandmother said she would never step foot inside of a church. Sadly, as far as I know, she kept true to her word until the day she died. My grandfather was baptized the same day I was--we didn't plan it since he lived in Ohio and I lived in Georgia at the time. My dad and mom started going to church together in Georgia when I was in college in NY... but this is a long story.

    Today I stand before you as a Bible believing Christian. A thinking Christian. I did not have one mentor in particular, but God did send some good friends who have passed in and out of my life.

    So my faith journey has not been a typical one-- while most people run away from the Bible in their teens and twenties. God drew me to Him. I found that Science pointed to Him. History Pointed to Him. Logic pointed to Him. Personal experience pointed to Him--including miracles. Other religions pointed to the Bible as being the authoritative word because of their holes.

    If I listed all of the reasons I believe the Bible to be the word of God, it would be a tome--and since there are already so many good ones written, I don't feel lead to write one more.

    P.S. Atheists have been around since ancient times and the Bible explicitly calls them out. So it's not really a "new" movement.

    1. getitrite profile image77
      getitriteposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      The only difference is that the current atheists aren't afraid of Christians. Religious beliefs are challenged frequently. So many young people are starting to see religion for what it really is...Another one of the government's tools for control.

    2. keishialeelouis profile image74
      keishialeelouisposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      How does the U.S. government use religion to control people? I consider myself a believer in Christ who is free to think, say, and do as I please. In fact--were so "free" that our government is almost at an impasse and is being rendered ineffective.

    3. getitrite profile image77
      getitriteposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Since there is no evidence whatsoever of any God to be found, it is clear that Governments from the past invented these gods as a way to control people by fear.US Government sanctions religion by granting tax exemption
      Research the Council of Nicaea

    4. keishialeelouis profile image74
      keishialeelouisposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Ignoring evidence doesn't mean it cannot exist. Jumping to conclusions based on a faulty foundation doesn't help you either.

    5. Soraya Gazzaz profile image59
      Soraya Gazzazposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Atheists and Jews were killed by Christians in the ancient time. Especially the Jews, killed every eastern!!! big_smile

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