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Trav, my beliefs come only from Scripture. The conclusions I draw, the questions I ask are based upon Scripture and the NonBiblical story you promote.

I am not Catholic and do not follow that churches teachings.

See Genesis 6-9 the floodwaters "..rose greatly on the earth and all the high mountains under the entire heavense covered." Genesis 7:19) "under the entire heavens" is used 6 times elsewhere always meaning universal, (entire planet) never local-Deut. 2:25, 4:19, Daniel 9:12,Job 28:24, 37:3- e.g. Job 41:11-'"Whatever is under the entire heavens is mine" said the Lord."'

From Scripture show me where 'under the entire heavens' is used to mean a local area?
---Warwick on 2/10/10


The churches I attended believed the bible was the inerrant and infallible Word of God. As a born again Christian the Holy Spirit has never given me any reason to believe otherwise. After reading the old testament 23 times and the new testament 28 times, I still believe in it completely. Even common sense logic tells me that a God with the power to create everything has the power to inspire mere mortal man to write down His inspired Words. There will always be those who try to change or manipulate the Word of God to justify their beliefs and/or lifestyles. If the Word was God (John 1:1) then God's Word is good enough for me.
---Bob on 2/10/10


The Bible is our words about God. God did not write the Bible. God wrote the original copy of the Ten Commandments that Moses broke.

Christ did not write any thing himself that survived either.

What we have in the Bible a collection of writing by a number of authors of various ability who wrote about their experiences with the divine nature of God.

There were numerous manuscripts written and what was included in our modern Canon of just 66 books decided by fallible human beings not God.

To even imply the God protected the content, translation and reproduction of the Bible is mindless wishful thinking.

The Bible is a wonderful collection of religious writings but know the limits of what you are reading.
---Friendly_Blogger on 2/10/10


Trav,
You believe anything but Scripture
---Warwick on 2/10/10

You are adamant about this subject. Addressing only what seems logical too your doctrine. You must. Your foundation is built on ur theory of Noah. It's called Catholic. Universal man. One world stuff. I've never tried to convince you, the dialog opened to/for "sheep",Bereans. Not all wolves drowned in the flood.

Noah, was perfect in his Generations. As it were in the days of Noe...A remnant will be kept against all your Catholic work.
Jeremiah 23:3
And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds, and they shall be fruitful and increase.
---Trav on 2/10/10


Trav, the ark was plenty big enough. See 'Noah's Ark: A Feasibility Study, John Woodmorappe. Or 'The Creation Answers Book, 2006 p.177-85.

Only locals judged? God says "I am going to put an end to all people" Genesis 6:13, "I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made."

God says the floodwaters "..rose greatly on the earth and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered." Genesis 7:19) "under the entire heavens" is used 6 times elsewhere always meaning universal, ( entire planet) never local-Deut. 2:25, 4:19, Daniel 9:12,Job 28:24, 37:3. Job 41:11-'"Whatever is under the whole heavens is mine" said the Lord."'
---Warwick on 2/9/10




Trav, in Genesis 7:19 we read "all (Hebrew 'kol') the high mountains under the entire (Hebrew 'kol') heavens were covered." Sometimes a single 'all' (kol) may mean local but the double use of 'kol' in Hebrew eliminates the possibility this verse refers to a local flood.

You propose your local flood covered an area of 450, 000 sq. mile. Scripture says the mountain peaks were not seen unlil "first day of the tenth month." You must therefore be proposing that there existed a large area totally ringed with a mountain wall (about 2,900 miles long) of exactly the same height, with not one valley or trough for the water to flow away in 10 months? You cannot be serious!

You believe anything but Scripture
---Warwick on 2/10/10


If the flood was local:

Why a massive vessel to house 8 humans and local animals? Would take 34 for your theory
Why were only locals judged worthy of destruction? Un-perfect in Generations..as opposed to Noah. Gen 6:9.
---Warwick on 2/7/10

Answers next to yours. YOU show persistently that your doctrine requires a modern word understanding for an ancient language, and ancient times ancient geographical knowledge. Translators of scripture witness against these theories, as even they did not KNOW of the present ERETS. A Catholic foundation of sand.
There were other men, and it is problems for your doctrine. It will weaken your witness as more facts are made discovered. But, maybe it should.
---Trav on 2/9/10


The question is absurd. What is the point of this blog and the bandwith if the answer is anything other than yes?
---larry on 2/8/10


Absolutely! The Word of God is the only thing which will never pass away. "It is alive, active, sharper than a two edged sword......." It never "returns null and void". We all need to "study (it) to show yourselves approved". I am speaking of the non-cultic translations. Basic well accepted Christian translations. God allowed the book in its present state and I am sure He stands behind it.
---jody on 2/8/10


Earl, as you should know there has only ever been one perfect man, our Lord Jesus Christ. In the past He taught God's perfect truth face to face. Now we have His word, and the Holy Spirit

Jesus said: John 14:26 "But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you."

AND

15:26 "When the counselor comes whom I will send to you, from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes out from the Father, he will testify about me."

We have God's perfect word, and His perfect Holy Spirit. What more could we need?
---Warwick on 2/8/10




Warwick,
From your last statement,then that would mean that only perfect men see the bible as perfect -true?
---earl on 2/8/10


warwick and michael u guys are 100% right
---jovani on 2/8/10


Good point Michael E, only imperfect man (who has never seen perfection) says the Bible is not perfect.

How can imperfect creatures judge what is perfect?
---Warwick on 2/7/10


if the Bile isn't perfect, how can we call it the Word of God?
Who told you the Bible wasn't perfect, man or the Holy Spirit?
---michael_e on 2/7/10


Knowing who the Holy Spirit is makes all the differnce.

God confirms HIS WORD.
He's Shown us from the Beginning- HIS WORD has false witnesses.

He is True Witness of HIS OWN WORD-in HIS NAME to confirm it.
I Am that I AM.
I Am that-as Holy:Matt 6:9
I Am that-as Spirit:Jn 4:24
I AM that-as Word:Jn1:1
I Am that-as flesh:Jn1:14-15
I Am that-as Teacher:1Cor 2

HIS name is ONE.
Zech:14:9
Is9:6
Jn10:25Jesus answered them"I told you and ye believed not:the works that I do in MY FATHERS NAME,Bear witness of Me.
Jn17:11And now I am no more in the world but these are in the world,and I come to Thee.Holy Father,keep through THINE OWN NAME whom Thou hast given Me,that they may be ONE,as WE.
---char on 2/6/10


I didn't say that I don't trust the Word of God. What I said is that there are various interpretations of the same scriptures. The Bible has been translated and interpretted repeatedly and therefore the doctrines located in the Bible have been ignored by some and changed by others. It takes thoughtful study to discern truth from fiction. HappyLDS

This has some truths in it. Yes there are various interpretations. Yes it has been translated many times. Yes doctrines are ignored by some. But what the Bible teaches has not changed. True it takes thoughtful Holy Spirit inspired wisdom to discern truth from error. It also requires trusting the Bible above the word of those who teach against the bible and use their words as above the Bible.
---SamueL on 1/4/10


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I didn't say that I don't trust the Word of God. What I said is that there are various interpretations of the same scriptures. The Bible has been translated and interpretted repeatedly and therefore the doctrines located in the Bible have been ignored by some and changed by others. It takes thoughtful study to discern truth from fiction. The Holy Spirit will confirm truth for us.
---HappyLDS on 12/30/09

ok I get what your saying now, I apologize for not understanding at first but let me ask you this, you dont believe that the holy spirit has confirmed to us that the bible we have today is perfect? because i feel God wouldnt allow us to have the bible with flaws in it.
---Jovani on 1/4/10


Look HappyLDS, how do you expect to get the truth without trusting in the Word of God? Its the Bible that lets you kno these things, you wouldnt know if there was a Holy spirit if you hadnt read the bible so what you trying to say exactly? Im not trying to rip you, idk what you trying to say.
---Jovani on 12/24/09
I didn't say that I don't trust the Word of God. What I said is that there are various interpretations of the same scriptures. The Bible has been translated and interpretted repeatedly and therefore the doctrines located in the Bible have been ignored by some and changed by others. It takes thoughtful study to discern truth from fiction. The Holy Spirit will confirm truth for us.
---HappyLDS on 12/30/09


jovani on 12/24 i agree, with your post, but no one will answer, because either the bible is the PERFECT word of god or we don't have the word of god. He said he would preserve His Word, if it isn't preserved in the bible, where is it? If he preserved it in the originals and lost it, it isn't preserved.
---michael_e on 12/30/09


The holy scripture is holy in their original writings.
---Eloy on 12/26/09


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Maybe it is a case of overreaching when imperfect creatures such as we even imagine we can judge perfection. Would we recognize perfection if we saw it?
---Warwick on 12/26/09


The meaning and intent of scripture is perfect. OUR interpetation and meaning is so imperfect. Thats why we must carefully seek the Spirit in prayer for the correct meaning in our lives. HE(Spirit) is our teacher, just a bible in hand will not do.
---duane on 12/24/09


To all people who disagrees that the bible is perfect , please answer this:The Word of God is our sword and how can God equip us with a sword that is not perfect and can break? (Ephesians 6:17)
---jovani on 12/24/09


I cannot say the Bible is perfect. Because the men who wrote it were not perfect. But it is the inspired revealed word of GOD. Therefore it is to be trusted above all other books and writings of anybody. No matter who they are or who they claim to be.

In one Gospel it is two demoniacs and in another it is one. Mistake of GOD. NO. GOD does not make mistakes but different people remeber slightly differet. So What?

JESUS was the word GOD and man. Do you think he never smashed his finger? Tiny unimportant mistakes are just that.
---Samuel on 12/24/09


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Look HappyLDS, how do you expect to get the truth without trusting in the Word of God? Its the Bible that lets you kno these things, you wouldnt know if there was a Holy spirit if you hadnt read the bible so what you trying to say exactly? Im not trying to rip you, idk what you trying to say.
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if the bible is not perfect, it couldn't be the word of God 2 tim 3:16 says it is given by inspiration of God. what is not perfect is the way we study it. If we study god's word god's way it is perfect.
---michael_e on 12/24/09

I agree with michael_e. Its the way we study it that should be in question, not the scripture itself.
---Jovani on 12/24/09


if the bible is not perfect, it couldn't be the word of God 2 tim 3:16 says it is given by inspiration of God. what is not perfect is the way we study it. If we study god's word god's way it is perfect.
---michael_e on 12/24/09


The answer to that question is evident on these blogs. The Bible is compiled of many books written by several authors - all messengers of God but all human each with a different style of writing. The interpretations and translations have been performed by humans and humans make mistakes. I once compared the KJV to another version and I found several scriptures which read completely different.

No doubt I'll be accused of heresy by Catherine and others. Frankly I've gotten pretty used to it and their opinions are just that - their opinions. I have learned to study it out in my mind and ask to know the truth - the Holy Spirit will witness the truth to those who ask. It's that witness that I trust.
---HappyLDS on 12/23/09


Yes, the Bible is perfect! It is God's word. And I dare anyone to say it isn't. If you are chosen you can understand it. And you can know the author.
---catherine on 12/23/09


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the bible is not perfect. if it was nobody would be doubting it by asking this question. it is a book of stories from a long time ago. probably passed down orally, (and thus errored everyime rehearsed,) and then written and editted (so things were left out or added by each editor)

it was written by a man, even if it is the word of god man works for hid own benefit and could have changed anything at anytime.
---katie on 12/22/09


The Bible is absolutely perfect. The Bible itself is the Word of God and obviously God is perfect. Saying that is not perfect is based on translations from one language to another but the message itself is very clear. (Hebrews 4:12, 2 Timothy 3:16-17) The Word of God is our sword and how can God equip us with a sword that is not perfect and can break? (Ephesians 6:17) People who translate are not trying to break the Word but rather to make it easier to understand for people of another language. People who say is not perfect are trying to lead people away from trusting the Bible. Dont worry guys, the Bible is dependable because its perfect (2 Peter 1:19-21)
---jovani on 12/22/09


\\ The words of the Lord are Pure Words, refining the soul. The Word of God, called the Bible is able to heal, "He sent forth His word and healed them."

The word became flesh and dwelt amoung us -that's Jesus. If Jesus is perfect, then His words are perfect.\\

And you don't think when John 1 says "the Word was made flesh" it's a metaphor for saying that Jesus is the perfect embodiment of everything in the Bible, do you?
---Cluny on 8/19/09


The bible is man's words relative to their religious experiences. I do not believe that God has miraculously prevented each biblical writer from errors in judgement, errors in memory, errors in writing, nor do I believe that he has protected each translator from making mistakes or even inserting bias. I believe that those who look for each word, sentence or verse to be perfect are making the Bible their God and not God himself. I believe the bible is best read and understood as to broad concepts of goodness, not to over analyze each bit of minutia, that often becomes distorted by over magnifying the miniscule and by over emphasizing the passing comment.
---sophia on 7/27/09


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Gods word is perfect with the understanding of how the word is compiled one can draw a Goldy conclusion to any concept of the gospels knowing the flaws you still reach a PERFECT understanding of what is right which is for the believer the righteousness of salvation all else is just knowledge!
---Carla on 7/27/09


1stCliff you wrote 'I don't believe things just because "everybody does" It has to "fit".'

The question is- fit with what?
---Warwick on 7/24/09

I think Cliff is saying....the Bible and modern teachers/preachers/doctrines of it cannot/do not make it link/flow without contradictions. I've experienced it myself. So have you, and yet you ask above "fit with what". You try and put dinosaur eggs and other add-ons to make your doctrine...authoritive. Ha.

Replace the Hebrew in Just in Two Key areas and all scripture starts making complete sense....no one will ever muddy it up with any false doctrine or heresy. Scripture even provides the door for this....to those who look for it.
---Trav on 7/26/09


Warwick, It has to fit logic, reason, sensibleness and truth!
IE Bible- God created earth,man and everything to sustain him and gave him a mandate!
Fundamentalist- God created earth as a stepping stone to heaven (changing His mind) intending to scrap the earth and just have man live in heaven!
Problem- God already has a hundred million Angels there and man was created a "little lower" than Angels= Caste system!
Nah! It doesn't fit!
---1st_cliff on 7/24/09


1stCliff you wrote 'I don't believe things just because "everybody does" It has to "fit".'

The question is- fit with what?
---Warwick on 7/24/09


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Warwick, Scripture is ....God's word!
Fine ,I agree ,first you must define "scripture" not just any writing someone thinks is "holy"!
Citing Peter ,he's talking about OT prophesy, no problem here!
Peter speaking about Paul's writings doesn't mean it was available to the masses.
That Paul's writings constitute "scripture" I find difficult to swallow in that Jesus denounced the Pharisees of which Paul was "chief".
I don't believe things just because "everybody does" It has to "fit"
---1st_cliff on 7/22/09


1stCliff, Scripture is not man-made, but the revelation of God, God's word.

We know it was written by men but it came from the Holy spirit. For one example in Ephesians 3:4-6 Paul writes of the mystery of Christ 'Which was not made known to men in other generations, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to God's holy apostles.'

Also 'For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit' 2 Peter 1:21.


The NT has only been available to the masses in the last few hundred years? In reality Peter spoke Paul's writings in 2 Peter 3:14-16-two thousand years ago.

What, the moon isn't a cardboard box!
---Warwick on 7/21/09


Thru it all, it does contain the instructions for salvation when you get the gist of it! Orally or written takes "interpretation!"
---1st_cliff on 7/20/09

Right'0 Cliff ole chap. Christ noted it.
Some are witnesses against prophets as found here at cn.
Matthew 22:29
Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
Luke 24:45
Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures
2 Peter 3:16
As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
---Trav on 7/21/09


the only comment about this question is be careful what you obey that pastors or other christians preach from the bible.

ie. if they say that tithe is the key to success, then that is wrong. there are plenty of other verses that the bible teach about skill, knowledge & wisdom not tithe.

then that is where the bible becomes imperfect when you are given the wrong verse in the bible to obey.
---mike on 7/21/09


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Warwick, Wrong again,I don't hold the bible "purists" in contempt, I'm a "realist" not living in a fantasy like you. You can believe the moon is a cardboard box if you want.
Fact #1- the bible was written by men.
Fact #2 - the bible was assembled by men (in committee) with much dispute!
Fact#3 - O T -all they had were scrolls read by rabbis (most of the populace were illiterate!
Fact #4 - NT available to the masses only in the last few hundred years!
Thru it all, it does contain the instructions for salvation when you get the gist of it! Orally or written takes "interpretation!"
---1st_cliff on 7/20/09


Words mean specific things according to your era. 17th century English of KJV is mostly meaningly to Americans today. Slang creeps into vocabulary distorting definitions.

And consider how God could have pre-ordained a translation of the Bible into today's vernacular, thereby opening a new doorway to understanding that previous generations lacked a foundation to understand. If the translation just uses a new word that didn't exist 200 years ago or 2000 years ago, that does not mean it's not the word of God.

If churches keep using KJV in 800 more years, it will be latin to the masses and they will not hear the Word, they will just hear a language they do not understand.
---stephen on 7/20/09


Is the Bible perfect?
This is a great question, although I am curious why it is asked.
I find it interesting that most fundamental type churches have a doctrinal statement that says something like, "plenary, inerrant, inspired in the original manuscripts are without error," or "We believe that the whole Bible in the originals is therefore without error." Problem, we don't have have original manuscripts. So the statements are...I can't come up with a word, the statements just don't make sense.
But...the Bible is able to lead one to salvation in Christ.
---Rod on 7/20/09


>King James had the original version translated from Greek and Hebrew and made changes in places that suited him.

Not exactly. The KJV was dedicated to King James. He didn't order changes to be made. The translators worked with the best manuscripts they had at the time.
---David_C on 7/20/09


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1stCliff ....
You expose your true belief here- 'If God was the creator of the Bible, if?

It is now clear why you hold Bible believers in such rude contempt.
---Warwick on 7/17/09

Cliff,the pot calling the kettle black. He has run away from most scripture, or hebrew that erodes his sand castles.

Oh, he likes a few scriptures...but, would rather support sand castle profit centers with mislead muslims,friends and scientists. He worships at their feet as doc'd.
2 Timothy 3:7
Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
2 Timothy 3:6-8
---Trav on 7/20/09


1- Is the Bible perfect? As we have it today no. There has been too many changes (additions to, subtraction from and total retranslations) to the original that we can not say that it is perfect. To date, there are at least 100 different translations of the bible. Which one is the Holy version? There is no such thing as a "Holy Version". It is either holy (pure untampered with) or it is not. It can not be both. A version is someones version of the truth. King James had the original version translated from Greek and Hebrew and made changes in places that suited him.
---Kimberly on 7/17/09


1stCliff you wrote 'If God was the creator of the bible He would have seen to it that the parchment would be durable enough to last for centuries!'

You expose your true belief here- 'If God was the creator of the Bible, if?

It is now clear why you hold Bible believers in such rude contempt.
---Warwick on 7/17/09


The bible without mans interpretations additions and deleting of his word from the Hebrew and certainly from the original Greek is perfected to a T according to Dr Ivan Panin findings which is both fascinating and proof that Gods word was indeed perfect and inspired by The only Mathematical Creator of the universe YAHWEH.

Try writing your family tree numerically in 7s and this means not just names but using nouns, places,your whole family history both past and present using the same formation of 7s both numerically placed in order and also future which is a physical impossibility.
Check this out for yourselves!

Salome.
---Carla3939 on 7/17/09


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The problem with creating a perfect bible is that all manuscripts would have to agree!
Fact is there are no two identical manuscripts extant! Much of the early script is fragments!
If God was the creator of the bible He would have seen to it that the parchment would be durable enough to last for centuries!
---1st_cliff on 7/14/09


"Is the Bible perfect?" Yes.
Perfectly suited for its intended purpose.
---josef on 7/12/09


we have language because God gave them to us.The bible is the inspired,aka holy spirit inspired, word of God.Jesus quoted many passages from it,and many passages begin with God saying to write this down,just as revelation begins in the new testament.The faliable part comes from the minds,and hearts of men interpreting truth incorrectly.God dont make mistakes,men do. The word is jesus himself.I would say as jesus did,OH YEA OF LITTLE FAITH.
---tom2 on 7/12/09


I believe it was originally inspired by God as He spoke to wise men whose spirits were attuned to His. But every translation from the original language may have at least a few minor errors.

Even if there were no errors, we are inclined to misunderstand the meaning due to our unfamiliarity with the original language and culture in which it was written.

In matters pertaining to our spiritual lives, we need to read in dependance on the Holy Spirit, whom Jesus sent to "lead us into all truth".

Fortunately, if we are His, His law is also (2 Cor 3:3)... written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God, not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.

---Donna66 on 7/11/09


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Eric you forget we sinners saved by the grace of God, and through no effort or goodnes of our own, have the inspiration of the Holy spirit to guide us in understanding.

Salvation, study-time, proper attitude and The Holy Spirit are a powerful combination.
---Warwick on 7/12/09


The question to answer is, How powerful is your god/GOD. Could he use some 40 imperfect men over 1500 years to write a perfect book for us or not. My GOD is able.
---patrick on 7/12/09


Before, I cared about you, me, or God for that matter. I read the bible. I ask myself, how do I think, I know Christ? I didnt! So, I took Christ out of the picture. I needed to prove him to myself. how? By looking only at the O/T. before Christ! Funny thing is very thing in the O/T talks about Christ. I saw a picture of him in it. For me, this meant, I would now have to take the O/T out of the picture. So now, I found myself without Christ, but also without a Bible and without a God.

For, how else do we start to know about a God, if not by the Bible!
No man can write this (fallible)!
Truth!
---TheSeg on 7/11/09


\\When the KJV of the Bible was written, or for that matter any other version translated from the original scrolls, man inserted the periods and commas. Putting a period or comma in the wrong place can change the meaning. Translating from one language to another is never perfect since there can be much lost in the translation.

With that said, I believe the KJV to be the best translation we have.
---Gary on 7/8/09\\

Which recesion of the KJV, Gary? There have been several, the last 2 being in 1769 in Britain and 1904 (by ABS normalized according to American spellings.)

In Ephesians 2:8 alone, there are 8 changes in spelling AND punctuation in that one verse from the 1611 original to the 1769 revision.
---Cluny on 7/11/09


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Nothing written in human language is perfect because there are no perfect languages. They all have the capability of being misunderstood, even by those fluent in them.
---eric1968 on 7/10/09


No. It was written by man and is therefore fallible.
---amand6348 on 7/10/09


You know, I remember someone here wrote, the reason God didnt make the sun on the first day. Was he didnt want man to think it was a God. What a beautiful thought! Well, why does the bible have mistakes? Well!

I would never say the bible is not important. But, come-on is it not all God doing? Can God not give you all, without any outside help? Does he need the bible to teach? Well, maybe, it seems to me Ive been hit over the head a few time with it. Finding more and more truth, in the word written in red! Like, above all love God, this includes the bible.
God love you all.
---TheSeg on 7/10/09


If its the bible, reading it would make you perfect? Is it not rather Christ the word of God, which teaches you through God spirit? I can accept the bible as lighting the match or as a good starting point. But, to say its the bible and not the one true living God, that is teaching you. Well, you tell me! Does not the bible itself tell you?

The words I give to you, they are spirit, and they are truth! My spirit will remind you and teach you, all I have said! Its not the book, its God, doing this! God is perfect and his spirit is perfect! But, only the word written in your heart can become perfect. And these three are one!
---TheSeg on 7/9/09


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We do know one thing..the MESSAGE of the Gospel of Grace is perfectly stated in scripture.
---kathr4453 on 7/9/09


The bible is an imperfect lens that is used to view a perfect image. The tool itself may be flawed by the hands of man, but the image revealed has been made perfect by the spirit of God. If you use the glass correctly, you will view perfection everytime.
---TIMOTHY on 7/9/09


Yes, God's Bible* is perfect (pure, holy) in that God, it's author, is perfect. (2 Tim. 3:16-17) Everything we need to be saved (regenerated) is contained therein, from Genesis to Revelation.

*God's Bible is that which is accurately translated from the existing Hebrew OT & Greek NT manuscripts.

No man or fallen angel (creature) can usurp Creator God's authority & override His perfect will. Anyone who tries to alter God's Bible faces dire consequences from Holy God. (Proverbs 30:5-6)
---Leon on 7/9/09


If by bible you mean the word of God the answer is simply yes.


God is perfect therefore his word is perfect, end of discussion.
---larry on 7/9/09


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Pharisee, I think you have that backwards..you said: A Bible is only as perfect as the conclusion you draw from it.

No matter what conclusion YOU draw from it, it's still true. It doesn't change the truth that's in the bible just because a person draws a conclusion from it.

I think you like to write cliche's but this one doesn't hold water. The Bible is Truth, Jesus said so. Why not just admit that? It's in John Chapter 17. Thy word is Truth.

Man's conclusion doesn't matter - it doesn't change the truth of the bible.
---anon on 7/9/09


The Bible is PERFECT in EVERY way. Hebrews 4:12, 2 Timothy 3:16-17 - in other words, the WHOLE Bible (O.T. & N.T.) is written by God and is God's spoken word written down on how we are to live. Yes, men wrote the Bible, but they did it like a secretary takes dictation for her boss. God gave them the words to write down, and they did just that.
---Leslie on 7/9/09


I dont see the bible as perfect, after all man did pick the things, put in it. Not all things are in it! But, the words that are in it, let me see how imperfect we are! Not because of our sins! But, because of the judgment of sin! And not God judgment, because of the way, we judge! The way I see people point, how they judge. As, if to say, and do say! At least I try not to sin! Not seeing themselves, blind they are! Yes, blind! Some of you, not all, in trying not to sin, offend even the every heaven! Was the word in the bible, which showed me Christ! But, it was Christ who shows me God!

God Bless!
---TheSeg on 7/9/09


The words of the Lord are Pure Words, refining the soul. The Word of God, called the Bible is able to heal, "He sent forth His word and healed them."

The word became flesh and dwelt amoung us -that's Jesus. If Jesus is perfect, then His words are perfect.

If the word of God was written by man inspirted by the Spirit of God and God is perfect, then Yes the Word of God, the Bible is perfect.
---anon on 7/9/09


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A Bible is only as perfect as the conclusion you draw from it.
---Pharisee on 7/8/09


No, the Bible is not perfect. The Word of God is perfect.

When the KJV of the Bible was written, or for that matter any other version translated from the original scrolls, man inserted the periods and commas. Putting a period or comma in the wrong place can change the meaning. Translating from one language to another is never perfect since there can be much lost in the translation.

With that said, I believe the KJV to be the best translation we have.
---Gary on 7/8/09


God is perfect,his word also. Now we as humans are far from this perfection in and of ourselves,even when we have a relationship with God through jesus.To deny the perfection of scripture ,is to deny the perfection of almighty God,saying that somhow God is faliable when actually the fault lies in us,in our perception,our intrepretation of scripture.So as I said ,God is perfect and so is his word.
---tom2 on 7/9/09


Yes. Yes. Yes.

Ah-hah . . . but you didn't define perfect (o: So, I don't have to define what I mean by "Yes." (o:

What God's words mean is perfect . . . His love meaning and His intention for each part of the Bible is perfect, more than words can be perfect. "These things we also speak, not in words which man's wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual."
(1 Corinthians 2:13) So, what is truly perfect is the things that God's words are talking about, including being made perfect in His love (1 John 4:17-18). And Isaiah 55:11 shows that God's word shall do all that God pleases . . . better than we can now know perfect to mean.
---Bill_bila5659 on 7/8/09


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Depends on what you mean by "the Bible" and "perfect."

Obviously ALL translations, including the KJV, are man-made, and anything mere humans are involved in can be improved upon sooner or later.
---Cluny on 7/8/09


I don't mean to be offensive. However, this is a really silly question. I'm laughing!

Of course the Bible is perfect. One of my friends once told me that version 2.0 has never been published BECAUSE version 1.0 is error-free and never needs updating. :<)

If an error is found, it must be a "translation error". The original Bible texts were in Hebrew and/or Greek. Translators made version in other languages, like English. It is very possible that these translators made errors because NO person is perfect. Still, the Bible is 100% perfect!
---Sag on 7/8/09


NO, the bible is not "perfect". ONLY GOD is perfect. Make that clear distinction now and forever.

No one is "good"/PERFECT but God only (we can practice "goodNESS", but we cannot be "good"/perfect...."good" is an "absolute"). Nobody can really be "GOOD", we can only do goodNESS.

We are to live under and be judged under the PERFECT law (law of liberty, James 1:25 and 2:12).

"When the PERFECT comes, the IMPERFECT shall pass away (1 Corin. 13:10).

The bible is TRUE and VALID, but not "PERFECT". The bible contains words that God spoke 2000 years ago and earlier, but "perfection" belongs only to GOD.

Verses from the RSV.
---more_excellent_way on 7/8/09


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