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Every Word In The Bible True

Is every word in the Bible true?

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Have you heard of the Adulterer's Bible?

It said 'Thou shall commit adultery'.

It was a typo, you understand.

The Bible is not perfect, because it was edited and translated by imperfect human beings. There are mistranslations and contradictions.

But that doesn't mean that it isn't a very good way of helping us imperfect human beings become a lot less imperfect.
---Nancy on 11/6/07


"like claiming that God commands people to commit genocide"

You've got to understand the context of why. You have made up your own god in your mind.

"Sometimes they are scientific impossibilities (like a global flood)."

Here you assume that improbable equals impossible. If the God you serve created the universe, how hard would it be for Him to cause a worldwide flood?
---Adam on 11/6/07

NO. The bible has profound teachings, but please don't turn it into our god. It is not an idol to be worhsipped. It is a book to be studied. It was written by men with their biases and mistakes. Sometimes they are simple errors like opposite accounts(Acts 22:9 and Acts 9:7). Sometimes they are horrible mistakes, like claiming that God commands people to commit genocide (including infants 1 Sam 15:3). Sometimes they are scientific impossibilities (like a global flood).
---Brent on 11/6/07

All scripture are given through the inspiration of the Person of the Holy Spirit. So the answer to your question is YES. God is not a liar. On the otherhand, Satan is the father of ALL lies. And don't forget, it was God that asked me, "what about Bible college", while I was discussing with Him about some further schooling. "I said why not". I got happy. Stayed there for two years I guess it was. Would God had sent me, if the Bible was anything else but true? Ofcourse not.
---catherine on 11/6/07

The Bible teaches Truths, that does not mean that every thing in the Bible should be take at face value. You need to look at the purpose for a book, or letter's original writing and what the author trying to be conveyed to whom. In the Gospels you will see multiple authors writing about the same event and you will see variances in sequence of events and who was there. The Bible is a reliable tool if you understand it limitations and try not to read interpretations into it that were never intended.
---Phil_the_Elder on 11/6/07

I can testify,to the absolute truth of the HOLY BIBLE. So far I have lived out much of it. OFCOURES, salvation isn't very old yet. BEFORE I knew what was in the bible, God started allowing some of the very experiences that is already in there. He said or warned me just like He did for His people a long time ago.
---catherine on 2/9/07

The Bible to this day quotes a dozen other books as scripture. Sola scriptora is a man made doctrine, turning the Bible into a talisman.
---MikeM on 2/8/07

Born again? Name a doctrine taught by the "extra" books of the RCC that is false. Paul draws from Maccabbees for his Hall of Faith discourse in Hebrews. Jesus draws from Sirach for the Golden Rule and the Lord's Prayer. Wisdom contains the most perfect prophesy of Christ's last hours than any other place in the Bible. First Century Christians used the larger canon and quoted it extensively. The Dead Sea Scrolls revealed the larger canon in Hebrews and Aramaic. Matthew 11:13 and Luke 16:16.
---lorra8574 on 2/7/07

That depends on which Bible your referring to. The Catholic bible has some books added to it that are not of God. They contradict the rest of the Bible. I use a King James version because that's the one I trust the most. May God lead you into His truth, in Jesus name, amen.
---born_again on 2/7/07

MikeM So you're about 70% right, crossing the threshold of the other three guys Emcee. Jack and Kelly who are usually about 50% right. The other half they fill up with, as Emcee calls it, taunts and insults. And that is the polite way around it. They are callous and will not restore. They like their errors, and hate anyone who dares suggest any different.
---jhonny on 1/28/07

Every Word in the Holy Bible IS TRUE, even if you don't believe it or don't want to hear it.
---Sister_Leslie on 1/28/07

Jhunny- what the origenil writers wrote was 'inerrent,' the RCC compiled the NT.

"dimishing and diluting of the veracity and inerrancy of scripture" literalism is a fundamentalist notion. Sola scriptora was coined by Luther, who later rejected it.

It's a fact my calvinist ancesters burned witchs in New England.

As to book burning, history dictates you start burning books, people are next.

Pluralism; a concept fundamentalist cannnot grasp, Christian or Islamic.
---MikeM on 1/25/07

jhonny: It really doesn't matter how many, the point being that Christians use the Bible symbolically. Even 300 is too many. But if you know, I think I saw it twenty years ago at Cal Tech. They have these hugh family trees of science and religion covering entire walls having a summary of each major religion.
---Steveng on 1/24/07

Yes, Taht's a good example. I was hands down on that one. As far as what you think being worthless. Is that biblical.
---jhonny on 1/24/07

Yes I do because there are scriptures that say he did as I have told many on these blogs I never say my opinion If I do I will tell you because what I think is worthless, Mth. 12:4 when Jesus was confronted for breaking the Law by picking corn on the Sabbath he came to his defense saying have you not read of David taking the Shewbread.
---exzucuh on 1/24/07

You're welcome, Jhonny, I appreciate you, too.
---Cindy on 1/24/07

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I answered MikeM., suffer not a witch to live and other OT laws in Exodus, Leviticus.

I am not mixing it up with NT.
---Cindy on 1/23/07

Being a god is ineffectual if you allow men to steal your crown. If you don't know you have one it's already stolen. Conformity is less a chalenge with the "dumbed down" proletariat.
---jhonny on 1/23/07

Exzucuh do we have problems with this one? When Christ said "ye are gods" he was not making a claim for himself. For that He would have said I am God. You suggest it as case for Christ's defense. Do you think Christ was ever defensive?
---jhonny on 1/23/07

Cindy. Apprecitated the effort you made on the other blog. Lost his wife. I plan to look up some of those scriptures, look's interesting.
---jhonny on 1/23/07

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Cindy, I just wanted to see what you thought about Matthew 15:3-4 where Jesus actually quotes an OT death penalty law and then in verses 5-6 condemns the Pharisees because they transgressed this commandment. He clearly is not in opposition of the death penalty and appears to be calling it a requirement in this case. I'm not sure how you have come up with the NT abolishing the death penalty. (also, what about Acts 25:11; Romans 13:4; Revelation 19:11-15)
---tofurabby on 1/23/07

jhonny no there are no errors in the word of God, like every prophecy that was fulfilled by Jesus this was also fulfilled, they said he blasphemed but he proved by Gods word that he had not. God said that ye are gods so if Jesus claimed to be Gods Son it was not breaking the Law. God purposely said that for the sake of his Son to use for his defense.
---exzucuh on 1/23/07

Jhonny, I tried to understand that, but could not. It was similar to someone here with a different name.
---Cindy on 1/23/07

Cindy withces were not burned by anyone ever trying to follow the law as you put it. The were burned for the "dollar". Steps were counted, words were counted, the torture process was calculated,the booty was split with the state. Widows with estate were especially vulnerable. The cath church owned two thirds of all the wealth in Europe when it was over. They followed the dollar not the law, although they claimed it was for God of course.
---jhonny on 1/23/07

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Another term used way too often that is not in the bible, is self-righteous or self-righteousness. It is scriptually recommended to be righteous, and that righteousness then belongs to you. But don't think for one minute that any of your righteousness will make you holy. If you do, that is a hard lesson in life. The flesh is in total antagonistic opposition to God, how can anything it does make us holy. It is dead. It isn't, if we don't believe it. By faith are you saved.
---jhonny on 1/23/07

Steveng, that is an interesting number, as you put it here quote: "there are over 33,000 different Christian cults and religions in the world."
---Steveng on 1/21/07
Where does that number come from, it may be accurate I just find it interesting there's such a number.
---jhonny on 1/23/07

Under John Paul 11 the doctrinal position on demon posession was altered and the doctrine of hell was all but diminished. Witchcraft is a big money maker all around. Religion uses it to build wealth, and uses it to take wealth. Further speaking the word pharmacy, the word pharmaceutical and derivatives, all derive from the Greek word used in Revelations for "witchcraft". The most prominent advances in medicine have been in physciatric medications. One year it was 80% of advances.
---jhonny on 1/23/07

"There are errors in the KJV, just as there are errors in ANY translation--or in anything that human beings have gotten involved in."

Jack, so what are some of the errors in the KJV?
---Kay6588 on 1/23/07

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MikeM, what are the 12 other books quoted by the Bible and the quotes?
---tofurabby on 1/23/07

You better believe the bible, I am living proof, it is 100% TRUE. IF you will walk close to God, you shall find out for your self. Have a good day.
---CATHERINE on 1/23/07

Frank while we're at it, there was nothing revealed to three wise men. The bible does not mention three wise men. The three was worked in by the magisterium to build triage support for the pinnacle doctrine of the trinity, which like the term "three wise men" is also not a term or word in the bible.
---jhonny on 1/23/07

Exzucuh are you saying this to show the bible has an error? Quote: "the Scripture said they were gods and that was not true and Jesus knew it,.." Here's what Jesus said anyway. Joh 10:34 "Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?" Do you think Exzucuh it's not in the law. Religion goes to great lengths to keep this aspect of the Godhead hidden, and/or the power of it disabled. Are you part of that?
---jhonny on 1/23/07

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Frank, on the one hand you say, "Let the word interpret the word" and then on the other hand make this statement, "..causing insurrection against what the word says is as witchcraft.." Whose interpretation is that.
You don't need to make stuff up for it to be heavy man. I've tested a few spirits, and seen a few tested. Divination is about the worst I've come across, and it's very attractive and very popular in religious circles, and religious people will defend it.
---jhonny on 1/23/07

Yes the entire Bible is true. Word for word, the KJV is 100% accurate regardless of what Jack and the like say. They find talking points from all the typical anti-KJV books or websites and dont bother to see if the complaints have any validity before regurgitating these same old stink. No matter how many times you prove each point wrong, they still continue to spread the same rhetoric over and over again.
---tofurabby on 1/23/07

The dimishing and diluting of the veracity and inerrancy of scripture is an old catholic battle against the reformists, who rejected their rituals in favor of "sola scriptura". Now when there are too many books to burn, and too many people and shipping resources involved to destroy or imprison, then you take the next option, which is what we live with today. The bible does not have error. Your evaluations and made up doctrines are the error. Sorry boys to spoil your fun.
---jhonny on 1/23/07

Maybe I presented this wrong so I will make it simple. In the King James Bible I find that the word will always intepret the word when the Holy Ghost brings it forth. There is no need for other books and there are no contradictions when the Spirit of God brings it forth. A rebellion, or uprising against the word to prove that which is contrary to the word is as witchcraft. And anytime a person tries to use the word to disprove it's meaning it is flat out sin.
---Frank on 1/22/07

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The scribes and pharisees knew the word of God better than you and I.Yet they didn't know Christ was born. It was revealed to three wise men. Today seminary and studying with a carnal mind has been favored over spiritual discernment. The Spirit of God reveals the meaning of the word and it's depth which Paul, a Jew even mentioned. A carnal mind is emnity with God and will only turn from God or allow enough of the word to be shown so that the person reading can retain some glory for him/herself.
---Frank on 1/22/07

Frank- The Bible quotes a dozen other books, other books as scripture.
---MikeM on 1/22/07

Your 1/22 statement is what's known as a rhetorical tautology, a common fallasy. You are using circular reasoning.

"insurrection against the Word" is witchcraft?
---MikeM on 1/22/07

The word of God always interprets the word if you use a King James Bible.**

Wrong, Frank.

There are errors in the KJV, just as there are errors in ANY translation--or in anything that human beings have gotten involved in.
---Jack on 1/22/07

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Letting the word interpret the word:
Isaiah 30:9 That this is a rebellious people, lying chidren, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:
Not exactly pushing the envelope but refusing to hear.
---Frank on 1/22/07

John 10:33-34 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God. Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?
Jesus used this scripture for the same reason I use scripture to make a point, the Scripture said they were gods and that was not true and Jesus knew it, he only said that to make them look foolish.
---exzucuh on 1/22/07

The word of God always interprets the word if you use a King James Bible. Other books are not neccessary. Rebellion, or rebelling against, or causing insurrection against what the word says is as witchcraft in the eyes of God and covetousness, or lust of another's property is as idolatry. Let the word interpret the word.
---Frank on 1/22/07

Oh yah Mike. The Maleus Maleficarum. Responsible for redundancy and repetition of confessions. The book dictated the confession to be gotten, and the torture proceded until this confession was made. Hence most everyone confessed to the exact words written. Very legal indeed eh MIke.
---jhonny on 1/22/07

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Frank, 1Sa 15:23 "For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry."
Stubborness is "pushing the envelope". Pushing it to the limit. "Rebellion" here is just, bitter contentious provoking. Paul said their was no such custom. It is oppressive. Some women followed this manner to get their husband up the ladder. He said he could be up the ladder at home with his wife. 1co14:35, "...let them ask their husbands at home:"
---jhonny on 1/22/07

Excuse-a-me, every Word of the Bible is true.
OT laws were put away. It was human error that resurrected those laws for evil purposes.

E., you believe Jesus is only a man. You have twisted the Scriptures, and your interpretations are off.
---Todd on 1/22/07

1 co7:20, "Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called."
This was an instruction by Paul to stop the "ladder climbing"
This was an instruction by Christ to stop the animal dominance patterns in the world. Matt20:25, "But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. 26, But it shall not be so among you:"
---jhonny on 1/22/07

Exzucuh, every word in Scripture if interpeted correctly is true. The passage you gave is also true since it is Christ inspired word. When you read the context of those passages you will find out that the Psalmist was focussing on the injustices of tyranny. He pictures God standing in the assembly of earthly leaders, to whom He has delegated authority, and condemning their injustices. The final prayer of the Psalmist (verse 8) is that God Himself will take direct control of the affairs of this world.
---lisa on 1/22/07

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2. Verse 1 of Psalm 80, opens up with God having called the world leaders together. "among the gods" were human leaders, such as judges, kings, legislators, and presidents (Ex. 22:8,9,28; Judges 5:8,9). God the Great Judge presides over these lesser judges. God accuses the lesser judges of social injustices which violate the Mosaic law. (Det. 24). In verse 6. you are gods, Jesus, in quoting this phrase in John 10:34, supported the interpretation that the "gods"
---lisa on 1/22/07

Jer. 9:14 "But have walked after the imagination of their own heart, and after Baalim, which their fathers taught them:"
Their fathers taught them that the man above you is the master, ruler, captain. The animal dominance pattern based on eminence. Which they use instead of following God's law, and make-up their own man-made programs of authority and doctrine. The more outlandish doctrines test the obedience.
---jhonny on 1/22/07

3. were human beings. In the play of words, He claims that if human leaders can be called "gods," certainly the Messiah can be called God. So you see Exzucuh, the word of God is true and not wrong. If you take the time to read the context of every passage, you will find that God's word does not contradict itself. There is many other verses in Scripture that will confirm that God's word is always true.
---lisa on 1/22/07

1. It is historically traditional through most of protestant and RCC history to burn witch's. The primary bases is scripture. I cite the Malleus Maleficarum, used for the legal prosecution of witches by BOTH branch's of Christianity, and endorced by clergy.

2. There is a picking and choosing of OT laws, which to enforce and which to dismiss. The 10 commandments are OT. The new covenent vs. old seems arbitrary throughout history.
---MikeM on 1/22/07

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The word says "rebellion is as witchcraft" and I notice a lot of Christians that practice witchcraft when they twist scripture to justify sin or their own wants or lifestyle. As for every word being true; Jesus said the word is truth and believe him.
---Frank on 1/22/07

Every word in the scripture is not true but it is Gods word and it has a purpose, God cannot tell a lie because if he did it would be true and come to pass, He can do no evil, because everything he does is righteous, If he destroys the world it is still righteousness.
Psalms 82:6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
we know we are not Gods, and Jesus has said some are the children of Satan.
---exzucuh on 1/21/07

Exodus 22:18, OT. Not NT. A faction took OT verse to extremes. Were men put men to death...

who layed with beasts?
sacrified to other gods?
those who afflicted widows, orphans?
those who cursed their parents?
those who committed adultery?

The punishment was also death for these sins in Exodus/ Leviticus.

We no longer punish by death for the above under the NT. The faction of society that burned witches at the stake were out of their heads, following the law in error.
---Cindy on 1/21/07

If you take that literally MikeM it means don't let a witch live. It's written in a literal sense. That was a law for God's people when the old law had to be followed. Many laws commanded to kill or stone people for commiting very bad sins. This law is one of those. This law can no longer be followed since through faith in Jesus Christ we can be forgiven for such sins.
---Matthew on 1/21/07

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John: "No one is hated of ALL men. Maybe many, but not ALL." First, your thinking too hard. Second, "Christians" will hate True Christians just like all the people hated the Prophets of the OT and the Prophets had to seek shelter.

Besides, the Bible taken symbolically (except for the metaphors and parables) is the reason why there are over 33,000 different Christian cults and religions in the world.
---Steveng on 1/21/07

Under the OT, all scriptures in Exodus and Leviticus were followed.

You shall not permit a witch to live is not in the NT.

I did some 'Bell' research. The 'Calvinism' conflicts were interesting, still going on today. I did read about the 'Family Trouble'; the Andrew Jackson visit. I do hope the troubles went away.
---Cindy on 1/21/07

**What then for the literalist do with "do not suffer a witch to live" mean today? **

The real question should be: What does the word the KJV renders as "witch" actually mean in Hebrew?
---Jack on 1/21/07

MikeM: The Ex. 22:18 law pertained to the moral & social responsibilities of the Hebrews (former Egyptian slaves) of that day. Capital punishment (stoning) for sin came swiftly upon transgressors to deter anarchy (lawlessness).

The Bible doesn't teach witches are to be executed today ; however, " all unrepentant sinners " are under a certain & eternal death sentence. The only way of forgiveness is for them to repent of sin & receive Jesus Christ as Savior, & Lord.
---Leon on 1/21/07

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Whatever the folks in the bible have said is truely said, but not always true. For instance, Job said, " the Lord gives and takes away". That's not true. God doesn't give life & take it. God doesn't give health and take it. God does give money or other blessings and take them back. He isn't double-minded.
---Rickey on 1/21/07

You need to study the culture in which it was written. You can't take something as symbolic just because you don't understand it. Leviticus 19:28 "Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead," I've heard it said that meant not to pierce your skin for the dead in spirit. I don't believe any writer would put a literal meaning in the same sentence as a symbolic meaning. It was the custom of Jews to use rocks to slash their skin when someone died. It was their way of mourning.
---faye4464 on 1/21/07

John,the verse "the love of money is the root of all evil" is true. Money equals financial gain. All satan wants is to have more than God. He wants to overcome God, which is why he was thrown out of heaven. So it was for his gain that he tricked Eve in the garden. For the love of money. We tend to blame Eve for the beginning of sin, but it was satan. Satan was the beginning of sin in heaven and he remains the author of the sin of all sins; pride.
---faye4464 on 1/21/07

MikeM, "do not suffer a witch to live" was written under the old covenant where scrifices were required. Under the new covenant, the covenant of love, we would not kill the witch but we should keep in mind the seriousness of witchcraft and do not let them live in our own homes.
---faye4464 on 1/21/07

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"Ye shall be hated of all men." I thought this vwerse was talking about Jesus, however I can't remember where it is found. Nonetheless, I find myself hated by all men. Non Christians hate me because I'm a Christian and Christians hate me because I'm not exactly like them. However, Jesus is a friend that sticks closer than a brother, and he's the only friend I need.
---faye4464 on 1/21/07

I would like a straight answer. What then for the literalist do with "do not suffer a witch to live" mean today? We know what it meant to most of the protestants and Catholics in history. If all the Bible is to be taken literally, what does it mean?
---MikeM on 1/21/07

"True" , whether or not one chooses to believe it.

1.) Everything God says is true . (Jn. 14:6)
2.) Everything God told His prophets & apostles to say is true . (2 Tim 3:16-17)
3.) Whatever else is said by others in the Bible is truly said by them as examples (illustrations) of right & wrong behavior for our benefit (understanding).
(2 Tim 3:16-17)
---Leon on 1/21/07

Please read Psalm 19:7-11; 119:137-160.
---Eloy on 1/21/07

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Every word in the bible is truly stated, however not every statement is a statement of truth. Consider the advice of Job's "friends". Counsel without knowledge, though I would think well intended by men who thought themselves to understand the mind of God. Every word is inspired of the Father & is beneficial for doctrine, reproof, correction & instructions. However it must be correctly considered & interpreted, this of course is possible only through the Direct Divine Inspiration of the Father.
---Josef on 1/21/07

Yes but not always literal.
---Matthew on 1/20/07

---Ryan on 1/20/07

Yes, but there are different ways something can be true: historically, literally, metaphoricallyk, spiritually, morally....

The list goes on and on.

Remember that the Bible is itself an anthology of different types of literature--history, poetry, prophecy, biography, didactics--and different part of the Bible need to be understood in light of what type of literature a part is.
---Jack on 1/20/07

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Every word of God is true but every word of a translation is certainly not.
An example: "the love of money is the root of ALL evil" We know, beyond a doubt that money had nothing to do with evil in the garden of Eden or Cain slaying Abel so how can money be the root of ALL evil?
"you shall be hated of ALL men." No one is hated of ALL men. Maybe many, but not ALL.
So, we have to study and use discernment because taking every word literally is not going to give you the truth.
---john on 1/20/07

It all depends what you mean by the word "true"
---alanUKquent64534 on 1/20/07

The Bible says 'do not suffer a witch to live.' Well?
---MikeM on 1/20/07

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