*what I thought was the love of my life" isn't helping. He's the type who thinks the bible is just a book a bunch of guys made up?
Apparently 1) he really knows how to get to you and 2) obviously he never has ever even read the Bible but bases nearly everything he believes on the opinions of some of his associates.
You need to state what you believe and continue to practice what you believe, ignoring his attempts to upset you.
---Lee1538 on 6/10/09|
David you wrote 'I think the bible is made up too and I don't go around judging Christians. Why can't we all just respect each other and live in harmony?'
I agree, respect and harmony are wonderful ideals. However if you reject the Bible you obviously reject God the lawmaker, (the infalible one outside of human influence),who tells us how to live.
If there is no rule making God your understandable desire for respect and harmony is just your personal opinion. In reality how can there be concrete rules for behaviour if only personal opinion 'rules'? Why should anyone agree with your definition of respect and harmony?
I am not attacking you just asking you to explain the basis upon which you ask for respect and harmony.
---Warwick on 6/9/09|
*i believe the bible and its contents but do you think that some of its meaning and content got lost in translation and printing?
When translators have to navigate from one language to another and in light of the fact, that some of their ancient languages possess words whose meanings cannot be accurately translated into a modern language, then of course, some things can be lost in the translations and printing from its orginals.
However, such does not influence any basic doctrines of the faith.
---Lee1538 on 6/9/09|
Lee c you wonder if 'some of its meaning and content got lost in translation and printing?' Is there any part of Scripture you had in mind when you posed this question?
---Warwick on 6/8/09|
i believe the bible and its contents but do you think that some of its meaning and content got lost in translation and printing?
---lee_c on 6/7/09|
You will probably encounter many guys like this, and if your faith is not strong, their responses will annoy you, because you are trying to build up your faith, but here comes mr. "look at me i think im smart cos I dont believe."
Just tell him that you believe that you believe, and that nothing he says is going to change that, but you respect his opinion.
---amand6348 on 6/7/09|
I know Leon, Satan is our enemy!
Never stop studdying,you'll make it!
---1st_cliff on 6/3/09|
I'm not your enemy Cliff. God bless! :)
---Leon on 6/3/09|
Go to where tyre was, find a piece of anything from the city or rebuild it.
Easy and you will make the bible, wrong ok! Oh yes, youll need some scuba gear.
Many nations would come against Tyre (Ezek. 26:3)
The walls of Tyre would be broken down (Ezek. 26:4)
Dust would be scraped from her, and she would be left like a bare rock (Ezek. 26:4)
Tyre would be a place for the spreading of nets (Ezek. 26:5)
Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, would build a siege wall around Tyre (Ezek. 26:8)
Nebuchadnezzar would plunder the city (Ezek. 26:9-12)
Here you go.
The stones, timber and soil of Tyre would be cast into the sea (Ezek. 26:12)
The city would never be rebuilt (Ezek. 26:14)
---TheSeg on 6/3/09|
Why can't we all just respect each other and live in harmony? If there is one good thing I learned from you guys it's that "God" is a symbol of peace. Knowing that, how can his followers be so willing to go to war?
---David on 6/2/09
You have gotten the wrong message....it is no wonder you don't belong to any mixed up doctrine. You believe Scriptures are made up because you have accertained by the misleading...lost...representatives.
Read scripture for yourself. As the only Teacher to let you "see".
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
---Trav on 6/2/09|
Leon, "Surreal"?? Nah, (Of course you know all about that world) You must have led a sheltered life way out on the farm somewhere! Life in the big city is a "nightmare" Real things happen.
"Standing in God's armour"??? Where you standing in a doorway downtown? I think I saw you last halloween!...J/K
---1st_cliff on 6/2/09|
Now tell me, would you really let a difference in religion end a loving relationship between a man and a woman? So what if he isn't Christian, he has the right to believe and say whatever he wants. I think the bible is made up too and I don't go around judging Christians. Why can't we all just respect each other and live in harmony? If there is one good thing I learned from you guys it's that "God" is a symbol of peace. Knowing that, how can his followers be so willing to go to war?
---David on 6/2/09|
I have three children. We raised them in the fear of the LORD and lived Christianity before them. We spent time in different activities with them at church. One is planning to enter into a Christian ministry.
One goes to church and walks with JESUS.
One has quit going to church find a job moved out and lives on his own. He prays and refuses to do drugs. I pray that he will do better.
When we truly live our relgion and show love to our children. They may rebel but it much less likely.
---Samuel on 6/2/09|
You're funny Cliff. :D That "real world" you described is the "surreal world" you live in. You know the drill so well it sounds like you've had first hand experience with Mr. Eric (the home-grown terrorist) Skinhead at your door. That's your unholy, hellish nightmare Cliff!
Me? I'm standing in God's armour against the wiles of the devil. No muss, no fuss in the name of Jesus & power of God! :)
---Leon on 6/2/09|
Leon, Do you really live in the real world??
When your daughter shows up at the door and says "Daddy I want you to meet Eric,"(Skin head with tattoos up the side of his neck and rings in his lips)
You freak out, but she says "But daddy I love him"
You're gonna win this argument??Not in this lifetime!
---1st_cliff on 6/1/09|
Thousands of years of research and scholarship have been applied to validating the scriptures. The Bible is a valid historical document and I have complete faith in its accuracy.
It sounds like you are weak in your faith if you are willing to let a romantic relationship call your faith into question.
I would suggest you find the company of some stronger Christians and that you study and pray with them.
Life is very hard for Lone Ranger Christians, and if you pursue this unbiblical relationship with an unbeliever it will only take you further away from God in all likelihood.
---obewan on 6/1/09|
Sister Shannon, see Alan8566's answer also repeated by Jerry.
---larry on 6/1/09|
Since large portions of the Bible have been confirmed or stated to be plausible for the time and places written. Most of it can be proved not to be made up.
---Samuel on 6/1/09|
Cliff: "Naturally", you can be counted on to say something as completely inaccurate as that. :) Unfortunately, natural men (Eph. 2:14), like you & Shannon's "dude", don't have a clue.
---Leon on 5/31/09|
Leon, "Drop the dude"? Shows you don't know much about human nature. You can't reason with EMOTION!!!
Proof? Trying to reason with you!
---1st_cliff on 5/30/09|
Shannon ... You know the answer already
---alan8566_of_uk on 5/25/09
Alan: I like short but astute answers. This is a classic, and is quite likely the truth.
---jerry6593 on 5/30/09|
"He's the type who thinks the bible is....made up?" His problem, not yours.
Help??? "All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God"
"Bid the servant pass on,.. but stand thou still a while, that I may shew thee the word of God. By [the] word shall every controversy and every stroke be [tried]: [As for] God, his way [is] perfect, the word of the LORD [is] tried: he [is] a shield and buckler to all them that trust in him, for every word of God [is] pure: The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever. As It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Blessed [are] they that hear the word of God, and keep it."
---Josef on 5/30/09|
The love of NO man is worth your eternity. There are true believing men left in the sea yet. Perhaps, fish for one of those and save your faith.
---Vicki on 5/26/09|
The Bible is NOT made up. It was written by men, inspired by the Holy Spirit. Hebrews 4:12-13, 2 Timothy 3:16-17. The Bible can also prove itself through prophecies that have come to pass, and recent excavations that have uncovered places and things from the Bible.
---Leslie on 5/26/09|
If your friend is saying that the Bible is just a bunch of made up trash, then I think that that is a pretty good sign that they are not a believer. Are you a believer?
2 Corinthians 6:14 clearly applies to YOUR situation. It says that believers should not be unequally yoked with non-believers.
If you and your friend are not both believers who are 100% committed to following Jesus Christ, then the "best" helpful advice that I can give you is to end the relationship and start seeking Jesus Christ.
---Sag on 5/26/09|
I think what you are asking me, is why dose he pick some to believe in him. I think its to show us, the one that believe how righteous he is! Some of us believe we are saved, and because of this, the other are lost. The lord himself told me, if I believe with ALL my heart in him, anything I ask, will be done! This is why, I believe in him, the way, I do!
Look deep in to these words!
Joh 5:39 Search the scriptures, for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
(And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.)
I receive not honour from men.
---TheSeg on 5/26/09|
Shannon, I used to be the type of person who believed as your love does. The truth is that the Bible is whatever we give it as a value.
Believers believe God and so see it for what it is, his word. Someone who refuses to believe God as a child has a spirit at work in them (eph 2:2) that allows them to devalue the word and not believe God.
Theirs is the condemnation of John 3:19 get away from this fool if you aren't married to him. Bad company corrupts good character and soon you'll be wondering how you came to be the devil's chew toy.
Proverbs 26:3 The fool's fortune is the rod of correction and if you hang with one you'll become one.
---Pharisee on 5/25/09|
Shannon, are you a Christian? Sounds like you've been dancin'...with the devil (2 Cor. 6:14-18) & now you may want to go in one direction while he's leading you in another. For your sake (as well as his) drop the dude!
---Leon on 5/25/09|
First: If "the love of your life" does not share your faith, obviously, he's not the man for you.
Next: Where does the Bible use the expression "getting [back] into the Word"?
---Cluny on 5/25/09|
---mima on 5/25/09|
Who do you love more? Who takes care of you really right? But we are not here just to have . . . use . . . God to take care of us and solve our problems. But first we are to be pleasing to Him . . . no need to please ones who think they are too good for and too smart for God. That's conceited, to think Jesus isn't good enough for me. And if Jesus is so better than us is so unconceited, that He loves and cares about all people and would die for us, then why could I be conceitedly picking and choosing and judging who is good enough for me to love and care about? There are relationships witch are conceit, of loving only the ones we use for what we want.
---Bill_bila5659 on 5/25/09|
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What you're telling us is that you are unequally yoked and now you are reaping the consequences and doubt is creeping in. You will become more and more distant from God as time goes on if you don't get out of this relationship. If you're looking for ways to convince him the Bible is God's word for us then I think he will have to get saved first. Unsaved people do not understand the things of the Spirit.
---john on 5/25/09|