Oct 2, 2000
All right, you want to make a chat. First, when people read the bible, there must be two kinds of the people, believer or non-believer, right? Although you claim that you used to be a believer, you have never been a believer, have you? You just wanted knowledge of the bible, not believing in God, like Pharisees, right?
When you come to believe in God and the bible from the bottom of heart, there is something you will come to undestand. That is what I realized after I believed. That's why I said you would not understand it. Furthermore, this is a thing that only believers would understand, and beyond any explanation. If you say that I am a fundamentalist because I believe in God, I am willing to be called it.
If you realize that there is God, that is no matter with the errors in the bible. If people cannot believe in God and the bible, they normally walk away. That is no problem, right? Why do you insist on the bible, abnormally? You claim there are errors in the bible. Fine. So, what?
Good luck, anyway.
You claim there are errors in the bible. Fine. So, what?
The consequence is great.
If there are errors in the bible, then the bile can no longer be said to be divine words:
(1) The bible is true because it is divine words. (faith)
(2) There are errors in the bible. (fact)
(3) Therefore, the bible is not divine words. (consequence)
A simple fact that something is written in the bible is no longer sufficient to assert that it is a truth. You can no longer base your claim on the bible, saying "because the bible says so".
You can no longer claim Jesus died for your sins, saying "because the bible says so." You can no longer claim God exists, saying "because the bible says so." You can no longer claim if you have faith you will be saved, saying "because the bible says so."
Indeed, you can no longer claim that if you have faith in the bible you can understand it, saying "because the bible says so." Why? Because there are errors in the bible, and therefore, the bible is not divine words. The bible cannot be a base for truths.