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Featured How do you be a Christian when the Bible is so faulty?

Discussion in 'Religions Q&A' started by TruePathFinder, Jun 22, 2018.

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    That is interesting. I have not got a catholic style upbringing. This is a tiny bit of a tangent but do you have an opinion about the reason for parables and telling things in a way that people get the wrong idea of what is being said? For example Jesus as quoted in the gospels directly tells disciples that he is speaking cryptically on purpose and is therefore misunderstood by many. I have my own ideas about it. I think he doesn't want us to hang on his words. I think we are supposed to learn to be loving people and then discern things for ourselves, so that there is no harm then if a parable seems impenetrable. What, then, is a parable for? Why not just say it? Is truth dangerous?
     
  4. Patrick Miron

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    My friend {by the way our great granddaughter Serenity was just here for a short visit:)Everything in the Bible is TRUE; but not everything is factual {literal}

    Here's a rule to assist US in RIGHT understanding of the Bibe:

    NEVER EVER CAN, MAY OR DOES, ONE VERSE, PASSAGE OR TEACHING HAVE THE AUTHORITY OR THE POWER TO MAKE VOID, INVALIDATE, OR OVERRIDE ANOTHER VERSE, PASSAGE OR TEACHING... were such even the slighest possibility{its NOT!}; such would render the entire Bible as worthless to learn or teach The Faith...

    So if you can be specific and give examples; perhaps we can unravel the mysteries for you?

    But know that the Bible is NOT a history book in the sense we know them today.

    While the Literary From ought to always be the first assumed translation, it BY NO MEANS is the ONLY literally form utilized. Which is WHY only the CC can give a Full and truthful translation of it. TRUTH logically is a singular thing per issue.


    Legal, historical, prophetic, apocalyptic, ancient biographical, epistolary, wisdom, poetic, dramatic are other FORMS found in the bible

    The Bible also contains some or all of the following literary forms:

    Allegory: A narrative in which literal meaning corresponds clearly and directly to symbolic meaning. The story of the Garden of Eden is often considered to be an allegory.

    Biography: The nonfictional story of a person's life. The gospels are regarded as biographies.

    Didactic literature: Literature intended to instruct or educate. The Book of Job is an excellent example of didactic literature, as is much of the Book of Proverbs.

    Epic: A lengthy narrative that describes the deeds of a heroic figure of national or cultural importance. The Book of Joshua could be regarded as an epic.

    Fiction: An invented narrative, as opposed to one that reports true events. Biblical scholars regard the Books of Daniel and Esther as works of fiction.

    Historical novel: Scholars designate 2 Maccabees as a historical novel because its author fully intended his audience to understand his fictional narration as based on events that actually occurred and on people who really lived. This book is in the Catholic Old Testament.

    Nonfiction: A narrative work that reports true events.

    Legend: A story about a heroic figure derived from oral tradition and based partly on fact and partly on fiction. The stories of the early judges and Kings Saul, David and Solomon could be regarded as legends.

    Myth: A story about the origins of a culture's beliefs and practices, or of supernatural phenomena, usually derived from oral tradition and set in an imagined supernatural past. Much of the Pentateuch deals with the origins of Hebrew beliefs and practices, set in a supernatural past.

    Parable: A short narrative that illustrates a moral by means of allegory. The gospels are well known for their parables. .”

    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_the_literary_forms_in_the_Bible

    God Bless and guide you,
    Patrick
     
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    Yea. in a "nut shell" its because TRUTH can only be singular per defined issue.

    So the uncoding of the parable mystery is that precisely that only HIS Chruch and Faith can share the fullness of God's teachings... Mt. 13: 10-11 "
    [10] And his disciples came and said to him: Why speakest thou to them in parables?
    [11] Who answered and said to them: Because to YOU it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven: but to them it is not given."

    Jesus is speaking here directly, and exclusively to His Apostles {see Mt 10:1-8}...One True God {1st Commandment} One True Faith Mt.15:18-19; John 17:17-20; Mt 28:19-20 and Eph. 4: 5; and just One True Church Mrt 16:18

    God Bless and guide your path,
    Patrick
     
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