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What Makes Something Biblical

If something is not written in the Bible then does it mean that it is not Biblical?

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Okay, I will take a crack at this. Anyone who is reading this from a computer (instead of parchment or papyrus) is doing something non-Biblical (including myself!)

There are millions of things that are not written in the Bible, and to take the extreme view, anyone who uses a computer is a sinner (including myself) because there is no mention of computer chips, circuit boards, vacuum tubes or even electricity!

Think! The Bible is a great book, and a great tool. However, seeing as how the last book in the Bible is 1900 years old, or so, then some concepts are dated. What is important is what the Bible says, and not what it doesn't say.
---Blogmeister on 8/16/11


Sounds like Leslie is losing it! A Nervous Breakdown or something!
---John on 8/15/11


Leslie, lighten up please, what kind of person are you? so you cannot win in the other blogg you just jump to a new one to continue your rage? if you where offended by the moderator you should forgive your enemy. 7X70 as Jesus said.
---andy3996 on 8/15/11


what about the missing years of christ? we don't know what age christ was he just emerged at age 33? did he work & help his father in their daily living? it is only recorded that he is the son of joseph the carpenter.
it is NOT written therefore not biblical(?)but people were living working.
if we are to follow christ that is one example for us to follow - working not asking for tithe.
---mike on 8/15/11


To the Moderator and MOST others on Christianet what makes something Biblical is if it is NOT in the Bible and if it is in the Bible, it does NOT offend them in their own sins.
---Leslie on 8/14/11




Atheist, if mankind believes that he can do without a phony God... ---andy
ANDY (I) was refering to the general mentality and feeling in YOUR heart, DID YOU READ THE REST? OR YOU'RE SO BUSY TRYING TO RUN FROM GOD that whilst God is always desiring for the severe atheist (YOU) to accept him. now here is something biblical that whilst we where still enemies Christ gave his life for us to reconcile us to the Father.
MY concern for YOU is really genuine
GOD LOVES YOU
---andy3996 on 8/14/11


if mankind believes that he can do without a phony God... ---andy

OF WHAT USE IS THE BELIEF IN A PHONY GOD? bUT YOU ARE FREE TO THINK WHATEVER YOU WILL.

Atheist have never had a problem keeping slaves that I have read about.---Samuel

Funny, I do not know single atheist who has slaves or has engaged in mass murder. I think you may be over generalizing on this one.




atheist, you equate a belief foundational to the actions of one's self to a mustache?
Interesting....
---micha9344 on 8/13/11

People who kill people, unless they are directly defending themselves or country with clearly provable and justifiable reasons are mentally sick or damaged.
---atheist on 8/14/11


atheist, they where all free-thinkers.
fact is that atheism is an evil thing, not from a human perspective, but from God's. if mankind believes that he can do without a phony God, then mankind will stop searching salvation.
whilst God is always desiring for the severe atheist to accept him.
now here is something biblical that whilst we where still enemies Christ gave his life for us to reconcile us to the Father.
---andy3996 on 8/13/11


Karl Marz became an atheist at a yong age according to his biorgraphy. Atheist have never had a problem keeping slaves that I have read about.

Christians fought slavery and established the basis that all men are equally important in the eyes of GOD.

Biblical is used in two different ways. One it is written in the Bible. So using that definition the anser to the question would be yes.

But the term is also used to mean does not contridict the Bible. Which would make the answer no. So you have to find out what definition you are using.
---Samuel on 8/13/11


They were all megalomaniacal psychopaths.
---atheist on 8/13/11




atheist, you equate a belief foundational to the actions of one's self to a mustache?
Interesting....
---micha9344 on 8/13/11


Atheist,

Logic 101: Work out the common philosophy: Pol Pot, Stalin, Mao, Hitler, Lenin, Ho-Ho Chi-Chi Min etc etc.

No, atheist, they didn't all eat rice, and no they didn't prefer military uniforms.

Submit your [correct] answer by Monday or get an F.
---Marc on 8/13/11


Having read a number of the comments here, I am completely baffled by the ease and the extent to which so many professing christians are willing to go to justify, excuse and accommodate wickedness. Slavery, under any circumstance, is evil and God, the Creator of the universe, has never sanctioned it or gave those who had slaves a righteous pass.

Professing christians, stand up! And make your abundant words mean something more than rhetorical debating points.
---Allan on 8/13/11


ATheist
Now Karl Marx was baptised in church, and he kept a slave for 30 years, didn't pay a penny in wages, had a child by her and banned the child from ever being in the household. Nice men these christian men.
---andy3996 on 8/13/11


\\Now Karl Marx had a mustache,\\

In all the pictures of him I've ever seen, Marx had a full beard.

Did he ever have just a mustache?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/13/11


Marc,

Now Karl Marx had a mustache, and he kept a slave for 30 years, didn't pay a penny in wages, had a child by her and banned the child from ever being in the household. Nice men these men with mustaches.
---atheist on 8/13/11


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Atheist,

At least the Jewish law was clear: take up war against the Jews, and if you lose, you'll be a slave, get into debt, you pay off this by working for someone for 6 years.

Now the atheist Karl Marx kept a slave for 30 years, didn't pay a penny in wages, had a child by her and banned the child from ever being in the household. Nice men these atheists.
---Marc on 8/12/11


Cluny,

Exodus 21:20-21

20 Anyone who beats their male or female slave with a rod must be punished if the slave dies as a direct result,but they are not to be punished if the slave recovers after a day or two, since the slave is their property."

So slaves can be beaten with a rod, so long as they can get up after two days...
---atheist on 8/12/11


atheist:

Slavery is practiced today, just not by that name. Look at the penal system. Everyone who is incarcerated in a prison has no freedom of movement or association, is told what to do and when, must work for little or no pay, and has his life totally controlled. How is this different from slavery?

Of course, in this case it is justified (i.e. someone is imprisoned for what he has done, rather than being snatched as spoils of war).

The Old Testament prescribes temporary slavery for repayment of debts, but again, that is similar to garnishment of wages, and forbidding someone from fleeing a jurisdiction until a debt is paid off.
---StrongAxe on 8/12/11


\\The Bible references the treatment of slaves, even discussing how much they can be beaten.\\

Can you quote the appropriate BCV that say/s this, atheist?

\\So if slavery is biblical, does that mean that by the word of god slavery is permissible and proper?\\

Some things, such as slavery, were tolerated in Biblical times that would not be tolerated today. Alas, slavery, condemned by Christians and Jews, is still practiced by mahometans.

Glory to Jesus Christ.
---Cluny on 8/12/11


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Atheist, NO that does not make slavery biblical, it makes it regulated by law. the law was added because and i quote Jesus "of the hardness of your hearts" He said this concerning divorce, but it can be apliccable to any other subject treated in the law.
it is biblical rather to liberate slaves, inspite there are laws to regulate this evil. the prophet Malachi stated this clearest
Malachi 2:10 Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother... also 1 tim 1:10,1 Cor7:21 & 22 are also good examples.
---andy3996 on 8/12/11


the conclussion of the matter may sometimes not seem clear, yet of course one needs to understand that the bible is written from a different perspective.
it's a book that God gave us so that we could find our way back to God. it openly deals with the weaknesses and failures of great men, because the book is not about men, it is about God making a way back to him because he loved mankind so much even when they where still his enemy. yes God gave us laws, that seems strange, but it was because mankind was so lost that God in HIS mercy, took us back one step at a time. so many eroneous things are described in the bible (slavery, polygamie,murder, deathpenalty) but that does not make them biblical.
---andy3996 on 8/12/11


Andy,

The Bible references the treatment of slaves, even discussing how much they can be beaten.

So if slavery is biblical, does that mean that by the word of god slavery is permissible and proper?
---atheist on 8/11/11


Andy,

That doesn't make anything very clear does it?
---atheist on 8/11/11


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Scott, some of the words you've left out.

'Jesus spoke these words, lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said:''FATHER, the hour has come. Glorify your SON, that your SON may glorify you, as you have given him authority over ALL FLESH, that he should give eternal life to as many as you have given him...And now O FATHER glorify me together with yourself, with the glory which I had with you BEFORE the world was.'''

According to The Watchtower wasn't Jesus a mere angel before the world was? So does that mean an angel and the Father had equal billing? Sounds pretty, pretty pagan to me!
---Marc on 8/11/11


\\Polygamy is concidered unbiblical because bible volume rejects it generally as the Divine form of marriage.\\

What do you mean by "bible volume"?

And can you quote BCV where the Bible rejects polygamy as "the Divine form of marriage"?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/11/11


Atheist, to a christian the difference between biblical and unbiblical is not black and white matter.
Example to eludicate how christians interpret something biblical or not.
there are laws regulating polygamy, Jacob had two wives and David also had multiple wives, still Polygamy is concidered unbiblical because bible volume rejects it generally as the Divine form of marriage. So it is not because something is in the bible that it is biblical.
---andy3996 on 8/11/11


Marc,
So was there an answer given to the question(s) about John 17:3? Or are you attempting to divert attention?

Some of these red-herrings have been out of the water too long and we can smell them a mile away.
---scott on 8/11/11


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Scott wrote: ''keen bible students, Jehovah's Witnesses note that in his final hours Jesus, prayed to his father saying: "Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent." John 17:3, NIV

So if 'it is written' that the Father is "The only true God"...who is Jesus?''

If Jesus isn't God Almighty why did Thomas say TO Jesus ''The Lord of me AND THE God of me.'' (John 20:28) Thomas addressed Jesus as both The Lord and THE God.
---Marc on 8/10/11


atheist, read Genesis 1. God created everything that is.
He did regret making man and I surely understand why.
---shira_3877 on 8/10/11


Atheist, have you read the "Case for Christ" written by an Atheist
---John on 8/10/11


Andy,

Maybe we should just back up to the terms, "unbiblical" vs "biblical." That seems like a hard enough starting place.

Can people come to an agreement on what that means?
---atheist on 8/10/11


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Atheist, the question you ask seems sollid, i appreciate that someone with your convictions and still "the nerve" as some describe it, to blog here must still be looking for truth in answers, honnestly i donot know either what these expression imply, since these do not seem correct english words, so it would be better that you ask the person usingthese words what his vieuw upon them is.
---andy3996 on 8/10/11


Atheist blog 8/4/11
Is something that you must do Biblitory?

What does it mean that something cannot be Biblicated, or re-Biblicated.
you where asking it as a true question or retorical?
---andy3996 on 8/10/11


Atheist, Yes, Jesus loves you. It's been on my heart for a while to write you. I woke one day thinking of you, and thinking that the Lord desires you to be called 'atheist no more'. When I am driving I sometimes listen to a song based on the Song of Solomon, where the Lord speaks/sings to His bride, and the bride responds. As I listen, He says, can you hear my voice, beckoning to you. While this is for me, it is also for others, I believe you included. You keep coming to mind as I listen to this. Can you hear His voice? calling to you. He is the (Rom 4:17) "...God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were." May Almighty God bless you and may you know His love for you.
---chria9396 on 8/10/11


Atheist, you still did not explain rebiblicate and debiblicate.
---andy

I am unfamiliar with those terms. I was hoping someone could give me the meaning.
---atheist on 8/9/11


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Atheist, you still did not explain rebiblicate and debiblicate.
---andy3996 on 8/9/11


Shira,

"He made...microscopic bugs...."

How do you know that?

"He made man but how simple we are."

How do you know that? And, it doesn't make any sense.

"The brightest scientist can't figure out how to get it back in the womb."

Why would anyone want to do that?

"...the world revolves at the exact time its suppose to." What time is that?

"...you will burn forever..." Jesus loves me? I will outlast the Sun?


What is your answer?
---John on 8/9/11

Probably. But any certainty regarding his life. No.
---atheist on 8/9/11


Atheist, it doesn't take a real smart person to look around and see all the great things God spoke into existence. He made the microscopic bugs that produce just like the big ones we see in our yards. How complicated He made man but how simple we are. Isn't it a miracle how a baby comes out of the womb but the brightest scientist can't figure out how to get it back in the womb. Haven't you ever wondered how the world revolves at the exact time its suppose to. Just think if it was off course just one little bit, you would freeze to death or burn to death. If you don't accept Jesus, you will burn forever and ever and ever and ever and on and on......
---shira3877 on 8/9/11


Atheist, I gave you several Logical Secular facts concerning the existance of Jesus (Historically).

I even quoted many many non-Christian Historians and sources outside of the Bible. Also quoted Jews,Romans, and Greeks.

Then I asked you.....

Do you now believe Jesus existed historically?

You have not answered me.

What is your answer?
---John on 8/9/11


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A theist: "I am always so flattered"

Ahh, then my joy is complete. How I do like to flatteratize your imaginifications to providerate meaningfulitude in the emptinosity of your atheristic existination.
---jerry6593 on 8/8/11


Something is biblical when it is done for the good of someone or a group, but is not commanded directly in the bible. Example: The early church sold what they had and had all things in common.
We are not commanded to do that, but we may and claim that to be bilical.
---francis on 8/7/11


Jerry,

I am always so flattered that you take time to imaginate what my thinkanations might be...
---atheist on 8/7/11


Many things in the Bible are not seen by the natural man, because they are spiritually discerned. For example, if you see that a person is using much energy to write because the point on their pencil is dull. The Bible commands, offer to sharpen their pencil for them. The nonChristian will wrongly say, "That is not in the Bible, for the word pencil is not even in the scripture." But the Christian will say, Not so, for indeed it is Biblical, for the word of God commands us to love one another, and to do good, therefore this word of "caring for another, and doing good" includes sharpening someones pencil when you know that doing so will help them.
---Eloy on 8/6/11


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//What does it mean that something cannot be Biblicated, or re-Biblicated?
---atheist on 8/4/11 //

What do you care?

I would think that you would be more concerned with that which is "athenticated".
---jerry6593 on 8/6/11


There are many things "in the Scriptures" that are not correct as far as Biblical teaching goes, i.e. polygamy, lying, murder, etc. Just because something is mentioned in the Scriptures does not make it right, nor does its exclusion make it improper. What matters most is "Does it agree with the teachings of the Scriptures?"
---tommy3007 on 8/6/11


Cluny, one could use the same for over overhead projectors and internet preaching. Jesus said you will go to the extremities of this world, not you shall blogg untill. i see your point, and agree
---andy3996 on 8/6/11


\\what an absurd analogy seeing the Bible is SPIRITUAL knowledge \\

I think it's a WONDERFUL analogy. And if you could discern spiritual things in a spiritual manner, you would agree with me.

Actually, you can make a good case for forbidding ANY means of transcribing the Bible other than by handwritten media. After all, the Lord delivered His word to Isaiah the prophet, saying, "Moreover the LORD said unto me, Take thee a great roll, and write in it with a man's pen ..."

How does this allow for printing presses?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/5/11


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Non-/unbiblical simply means that something is not mentioned in the Bible, not that the Bible is against it.

Printing presses are "unbiblical"--but how many people who rail against "unbiblicalness" in other things have Bibles that rolled off a printing press?
*****

what an absurd analogy seeing the Bible is SPIRITUAL knowledge

either one believes EVERY Spiritual Word and acts on their life by following Christ and Gods Way or they act on the world and ITS ways, traditions, and lusts ...false christianity practices many NON-Biblical customs yet I guess use the printing press analogy to claim and christianize their practices ...anything AGAINST Christ and GODS WAYS is not Biblical 1John 2:22
---Rhonda on 8/5/11


So a car is unbiblical.
and a celphone and a plane and and and.

the most intersting points (however i fail to agree) are about making rebiblical and 1st 3rd corinthians.

i believe the canon of the bible is closed since Jeromes time and accepted as canon (western church) are the 66 books the ortodox church does make it more complicated, still there is an agreement between all that if something is not biblical that does not make it antiChrist.
---andy3996 on 8/5/11


"If something is not written in the Bible then does it mean that it is not Biblical?" No.
Biblical refers to that which is in agreement with the principles, doctrines and/or tenets contained therein.
E.G. Bible is not written in the bible, however the word is biblical in that it can be thought of as synonymous with the word of God, as being that which expresses or implies the same idea.
---josef on 8/5/11


We are Missing 1st and 3rd Corinthians. If we find them will they be added to the Bible. Would they be Canonical?
---John on 8/4/11


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Is something that you must do Biblitory?

What does it mean that something cannot be Biblicated, or re-Biblicated?
---atheist on 8/4/11


Nonbiblical or unbiblical is not the same thing as anti-Biblical.

Non-/unbiblical simply means that something is not mentioned in the Bible, not that the Bible is against it.

Printing presses are "unbiblical"--but how many people who rail against "unbiblicalness" in other things have Bibles that rolled off a printing press?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/4/11


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