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Inerrancy of the Bible and other Religious Texts

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Ceridwen018, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. Fade

    Fade The Great Master Bates

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    The whole point about that is that when he needed guidance in the form of which number to use to make the call, he chose the phone book as his authority. You see, faith without works is dead. Then when the phone book "told" him what number to use, he acted on that information without question, and as a result, benefited from it. Try that same thing with the Bible and see what happens.
     
  3. Fade

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    Do you have Gods phone number? At least an up to date one, cos I'd like to give the old fella a call and ask him if the bible is inerrant.
    There is absolutely no way to verify anything in the bible. A phone book can be verified simply by calling the number. In this regard I'd say the yellow pages is inerrant. You need faith in the bible because it can't be verified, you don't need faith in the phonebook because it can be verified. Do you understand the difference?
     
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    I sure do, Fade. It's JEREMIAH 333. And the call is free too.
     
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    Au contrare ... go to it's Author and ask Him yourself ... like I said Jeremiah 333.
    Make the call today!
     
  6. Fade

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    Mmm, I got some dude in bangladesh trying to sell me an extended warranty for my laughing buddha statue. I guess Gods job has been outsourced. It's a damn shame.
     
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    It sure was, Fade! Right again! It was outsourced to His Son. But don't worry, He's knocking at your heart's door right now - (Revelation 3:20). You're not scared to go to the door, are you?
     
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    If it's those blasted jehovahs witnesses again I may have to get medievil on someones ***.
     
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    By the way AV, in another thread you mentioned that the old laws no longer applied. Does that mean the 10 commandments don't count anymore?
     
  10. Fade

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    Ah yes, revelations. You mean you believe in this? If you do then yes I would be afraid to go to the door for fear that someone like you might be behind it.

    Revelation Highlights

    1. John believes "the time is at hand," and that the things that he writes about in Revelation will "shortly come to pass." 1:1, 3
    2. Jesus has white hair, eyes of fire, feet of brass, and has a sword sticking out of his mouth. 1:13-16
    3. False Jews are members of "the synagogue of Satan." 2:9, 3:9
    4. God has seven spirits. 3:1, 5:6
    5. John has Jesus lie by saying: "Behold, I come quickly." 3:11
    6. God gave power to someone sitting on a red horse "to take from the earth ... that they should kill one another." 6:4
    7. God makes some horse-like locusts with human heads, women's hair, lion's teeth, and scorpion's tails. They sting people and hurt them for five months. 9:7-10
    8. Four angels, with an army of 200 million, killed a third of the earth's population. 9:15-19
    9. An angel tells John to eat a book. He does, and it tastes good, but it makes his belly bitter. 10:10
    10. God will send an earthquake that will kill 7000 people. 11:13
    11. " And there was a war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon." So even in heaven, one can't be safe from war or dragons. 12:7
    12. Only 144,00 celibate men will be saved. (Those who were not "defiled with women.") 14:3-4
    13. Those who receive the mark of the beast will "drink of the wine of the wrath of God ... and shall be tormented with fire and brimstone ... and the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever." 14:10-11
    14. "The great winepress of the wrath of God ... was trodden ... and the blood cam out of the winepress, even unto the horses bridles." 14:19
    15. The seven vials of wrath: 1) sores, 2) sea turned to blood, 3) rivers turned to blood, 4) people scorched with fire, 5) people gnaw their tongues in pain, 6) Euphrates dries up, 7) thunder, lightening, earthquake, and hail. 16:1-21
    16. The great harlot is described as being "full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication." She has a rather large and prominent sign on her forehead, will be made "desolate and naked," and her flesh will be eaten and burned with fire. 17:1-16
    17. Jesus, whose clothes are dipped in blood, has a sharp sword sticking out of his mouth. Thus attired, he treads the winepress of the wrath of God. 19:13-15
    18. An angel calls all the fowls to feast upon dead human bodies, or as the angel calls it "the supper of the great God." (Angel food?) 19:17-18
    19. The beast and the false prophet are cast alive into a lake of fire. The rest were killed with the sword of Jesus. "And all the fowls were filled with their flesh." 19:20-21
    20. When the thousand years are over, God will send Satan to deceive us all. 20:7-8
    21. God will send fire from heaven to devour people. 20:9-10
    22. Whoever isn't found listed in the book of life will be cast into the lake of fire. 20:15
    23. Those who are fearful or unbelieving will be cast into "the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone." 21:8
    24. John quotes Jesus (1900 years ago) as saying he will come "quickly." 22:7, 12, 20
    25. Anyone who adds to the words in Revelation (or to the rest of the Bible) will be struck with plagues, and anyone that tries to remove anything from it will have his name removed from the book of life. 22:18-19
     
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    No, I did not call your belief "pathetic". I called an omnipotent and omniscient God who demands "entire trust - body and soul" sadly pathetic and primitive. Do you make such demands upon your children?
    Thank you.
     
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    **MOD POST**

    Let's get back to the topic of the thread: The inerrancy of the bible and other religious texts.
     
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    Does the bible state that it is inerrant?
     
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    To my knowledge, it doesn't.
     
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    The Bible cleary states that it is "inspired". Inerrancy has been added by man as far as I can tell.

    But God continually works through what is imperfect so that the glory is his alone. It is the Spirit that gives meaning to the Scriptures for us. If you can't see the wisdom in it, it's not the Bible's fault.
     
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    However you care to define God is up to you, but I think to describe the God that many of the members here believe in as sadly pathetic and primitive is a little tactless; but of course you have a perfect right to your opinion.

    As to would I make such demands upon my children, the answer is "No" - because I am not God.

    Thank you for accepting the apology, which I need to reiterate, because once again, I had misinterpreted your post.:)
     
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    Well that settles it for me then.

    I'm going to take a swing at some circular logic here, bear with me...

    If the bible is the inerrant word of God (presumably the only object in the world that can claim this status) and the Bible itself doesn't state that it is inerrant. And no other inerrant document exists to make the claim then by definition the bible cannot be inerrant. Because only someone/something that isn't inerrant has made the claim.

    Does that make sense?
     
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    Who's on first?

    But really, who are you suggesting is making this claim of innerancy?
     
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    Ceridwen,
    I'm still studying and praying on this issue, but I'm seeing less that the Bible makes mistakes than that man interprets it with his own political agenda (consciously or subconsciously)...hence all the denominations and the wide range of beliefs within a denomination.

    For example, some would interpret (can't resist, Katzpur:D ) the few mentions of tithing in the Bible to mean that we are required to tithe 10% of our income while others do not.
     
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    Anyone who claims that the bible is inerant? I thought thats what this thread was about?
     
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