Do you think that the bible is a true, chronological recording of actual events or that it is mainly a book of fictional stories meant to teach life lessons and morals by which to live?
Bible is mostly fiction. Jesus if he existed did not die for sins or any of that nonsense. that was Constanntine Augustine and Pauls idea. Bible has bad morals # God punishes Eve, and all women after her, with the pains of childbirth and subjection to men. 3:16
# God likes Abel’s dead animals better than Cain’s fruits and vegetables. Why? Well, no reason is given, but it probably has something to do with the amount of pain, blood, and gore involved. 4:3-5
# Lamech kills a man and claims that since Cain’s murderer would be punished sevenfold, whoever murders him will be punished seventy-seven fold. That sounds fair. 4:23-24
# God is angry. He decides to destroy all humans, beasts, creeping things, fowls, and ":all flesh wherein there is breath of life.": He plans to drown them all. 6:7, 17
# God repeats his intention to kill ":every living substance … from off the face of the earth.": But why does God kill all the innocent animals? What had they done to deserve his wrath? It seems God never gets his fill of tormenting animals. 7:4
# God drowns everything that breathes air. From newborn babies to koala bears — all creatures great and small, the Lord God drowned them all. 7:21-23
# ":Into your hand are they (the animals) delivered.": God gave the animals to humans, and they can do whatever they please with them. This verse has been used by bible believers to justify all kinds of cruelty to animals and environmental destruction. 9:2
# The ":just and righteous": Noah (6:9, 7:1) plants a vineyard, gets drunk, and lies around naked in his tent. His son, Ham, happens to see his father in this condition. When Noah sobers up and hears ":what his young son had done unto him": (what did he do besides look at him?), he curses not Ham, who ":saw the nakedness of his father,": but Ham’s son, Canaan. ":A servant of servants shall he [Canaan] be unto his brethren.": This is a typical case of biblical justice, and is one of many Bible passages that have been used to justify slavery. 9:20-25
# God sends a plague on the Pharaoh and his household because the Pharaoh believed Abram’s lie. 12:17
# Hagar conceives, making Sarai jealous. Abram tells Sarai to do to Hagar whatever she wants. ":And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled.": 16:6
# The angel tells Hagar to return and submit to her abusive owner, Sarai. 16:8-9
Jesus says that God is like a slave-owner who beats his slaves ":with many stripes.": 12:46-47
":His blood be on us, and on our children.": This verse blames the Jews for the death of Jesus and has been used to justify their persecution for twenty centuries. 27:25
Jesus explains why he speaks in parables: to confuse people so they will go to hell. 4:11-12
Jesus believed the story of Noah’s ark. He thought it really happened and had no problem with the idea of God drowning everything and everybody. 17:26-27
Jesus tells us to cut off our hands and feet, and pluck out our eyes to avoid going to hell. 9:43-49
# Jesus criticizes the Jews for not killing their disobedient children as required by Old Testament law. (See Ex.21:15, Lev.20:9, Dt.21:18-21) 7:9-10
# Jesus initially refuses to cast out a devil from a Syrophoenician woman’s daughter, calling the woman a ":dog":. After much pleading, he finally agrees to cast out the devil. 7:27
# Jesus says that he has come to make people blind. 9:39
# Once again, Peter accuses the Jews of murdering Jesus. 5:30
# Stephen blames the Jews for persecuting the prophets and murdering Jesus. 7:51-52
# The Jews are again blamed for the death of Jesus. 10:39
# ":I [God] will destroy the wisdom of the wise.": 1:19
# Christians can judge everything and everybody, but no non-Christian can judge them. 2:15
# Slaves should not desire their freedom. 7:21
# Jesus, who was without sin, was made into sin. This made the real sinners sinless. 5:21
# Keep away from unbelievers. Neither marry nor be friends with them. 6:14-17
# Paul set an example for televangelists by robbing some churches. 11:8
Everyone is predestined by God to be either saved or damned: they can do nothing to affect their final destiny. 8:29-30
Women are commanded by Paul to be silent in church and to be obedient to men. He further says that ":if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in church.": 14:34-35
# If anyone dares to disagree with Paul on religious matters, ":let him be accursed.": 1:8-9
# Those who try to follow the law are cursed 3:10
# Witches, idol worshippers, and heretics will not go to heaven. (Guess where they’ll be going.) 5:20-21
Slaves must obey their masters ":as unto Christ.": 6:5
# God selected us to be either saved or damned, and there isn’t a damned thing we can do about it. 1:9
# Every non-Christian is liar and an antichrist. 2:22, 4:2-3
# Christians are alive: non-Christians are dead. 5:12
# Christians are ":of God:": everyone else is wicked. 5:19
Hello Matt D.. 🙂
Yes, I think it is true..all the scientific evidence has proved that the chronological recording is correct.. 🙂
As for mainly a book of fictional stories..in which are taught to us life lessons and morals which to live..
adj 1: related to or involving literary fiction: ":clever fictional devices":: ":a fictional treatment of the train robbery": [ant: nonfictional]
2: formed or conceived by the imagination: ":a fabricated excuse for his absence":: ":a fancied wrong":: ":a fictional character":: ":used fictitious names":: ":a made-up story": [syn: fabricated, fancied, fictitious, invented, made-up]
I might have missed something..in the question..But if the Bible was fictional..than how could it teach us life’s lessons and morals to live by..it means it was all made up..so then there would be no morals or life lessons.. 🙁
In Jesus Most Precious Name..
With Love..In Christ..
Never in history has any book created such discussions. The bible predicted that isreal would one day own a land they left over 4,000 years. Do you think its coincidental that isreal is geographically located where it is today?
Jesus said he is the way, the truth and the light. If you put this into context what does it mean?
A way: Route to a destination
The truth: The indisputable word of God
The light: That would show the way, for the blind in faith to get to God.
Put his together and you will understand who christ is and what the bible is meant to be. It is a map of how God wants us to live, what has happened and what is to come.
Even if christ appears today, people would still not believe, so the fact is what Christ has moved religion from the physical to the spiritual, so the bible, christ, christianity and any other thing that has to do with God should be in the heart. As even Christ said he is the temple (taking the physical to the spiritual). Bredren let the temple of christ live in your heart.
I believe that the Bible is a collection of true events meant to teach life lessons, morals and point to the Messiah, Actually it’s a lot more than that but that’ll do to answer your question.
The Bible contains the literal happenings of many ancient peoples, mainly the Israelites, or the lineal descendents of Jacob or Israel. It contains a literal and true record of the creation of the world, the creation of man, the premortal appearances, birth, mortal life and ministry, death and resurrection, and glorification of the Son of God, Jesus Christ, literal history and prophesyings of many prophets of God, including the ministry of the 12 Apostles of whom Christ ordained special witnesses, the organization of Christ’s church on the earth in the meridian of time, the apostasy of the church, prophesyings of its restoration, letters from apostles, the apocalypse, the Judgment, and the eternal world.
The Bible is the single most comprehensive and literal word of our divine Parent, God. It is His word, as far as it is translated correctly. And it’s safe to say that we have a pretty decent translation, all though there could be some errors. It’s amazing to see that the Bible has survived as well preserved as it has. Search it and pray for the Holy Spirit as you do and you shall gain a treasure house of knowledge that’s worth more than all of the worldly riches one can attain. I would never give up the things I know from reading the Bible for any of the riches of this world.
the bible is both, it often times recouts a true story of things that happened during different times, all the writings were inspired through God, it is also fiction through many of the parables that the disciples adn Christ use, these storys are used for the people to be able to relate to different concepts and on their own terms, but many of them did not happen, all in all it is a true story, because Jesus did tell those parables, it was meant to teach life lessons adn morals, and simply how to live our lives adn grow closer to God adn have a living relationship wiht Him
The Bible is not in chronological order. But you can get books that put the Bible in chronological order. I believe that everything in the Bible is true. 100% fact.
The Bible is true. It was written under divine inspiration from God. If you don’t believe in God, you would probably think that it is just a story. Tomorow’s headlines are in the Bible today. It tells you what is going to happen in the future, what happened in the past, and ways to help us live in the present.
The bible is the written word of God and it tells what happened to all that believed or not believed. It is a wonderful book that can bring great comfort to all who believe. It is the most powerful book ever written.":For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, and whosoever believeth in him shall have everlasting life.": John 3:16
There are some proof that the bible are truth
roman exist as they exist in the bible
how ever Noah ark have not been found.
some king in history book are the same as in the bible
there are some facts.
The Bible is a true story. You can pray over it as you read it to get a feeling for its truth.