For practicing Christians who have read the Bible?
Topic: Research bible verses
July 18, 2019 / By Janelle Question:
I am not a troll, and I am not trying to personally attack any person who reads this, I'm simply asking questions and requesting honest, logical answers.
The Bible states that all ladies should always have their heads covered. In Deuteronomy, it's stated that a marriage only counts if the women is still a virgin. If she's not, she needs to be killed. Anyone who cheats needs to be killed.
For homosexuality, Leviticus 18:6 states:
"You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female. It is an abomination."
In a similar verse 2 chapters later, in Leviticus 20:13, it states:
"A man who sleeps with another man is an abomination and should be executed."
The Bible is a holiness code written 2,000 years ago. It also doesn't allow round haircuts, tattoos, working on Sundays, wearing mixed fabrics, eating pork or shellfish, getting your fortune told, treating your body like a temple and even playing with the skin of a pig (where do you think many sports came from?) All are punishable by banishment, imprisonment, or execution.
How can you believe anything the Bible says when it's this corrupt? And if you chose to believe one thing from it, why don't you accept everything else?
Why do you allow yourself to believe in a God who is a source of war and hatred all throughout the world? Why do you believe an Atheist who devotes his entire life to helping others will go to hell, but a Christian who murders the innocent will go to heaven if he simply asks his corrupted God for forgiveness?
I am an Agnostic.
Best Answers: For practicing Christians who have read the Bible?
Ernestine | 2 days ago
I do not view your questions as an attack in anyway. I see these questions as being very compassionate from a person who truly cares about the safety and dignity of human beings. I feel compelled to answer these questions. I do not wish to change your mind, but only to give you my personal opinions on these matters based on tireless research and spiritual seeking (I been in all sorts of Protestant churches, an Eastern Orthodox Church, the Mormon Church, and even studied Eastern religions).
How can you believe anything the Bible says when it's this corrupt? Remember, the Laws of Moses are a holiness code that acted as a forum of secular law for the Israelites. Many things listed seem corrupted because our understanding of morals have evolved a lot from this time period. Anyone who defends a certain political view by quoting these laws is doing so out of personal biases and a juvenile perspective of the Bible.
And if you chose to believe one thing from it, why don't you accept everything else? There are several parts of the Law of Moses I do believe are sins, but I don't agree with the punishment system being carried out (think of Jesus and the woman who committed adultery and you can see why we shouldn't carry out these punishments). However, I don't believe the Law of Moses is a morality code (why is it immoral to eat shellfish or wear clothes of different fabrics?).
Why do you allow yourself to believe in a God who is a source of war and hatred all throughout the world? God is not the source of these things, humans are the source of these things. Since the Bible was written by men, a lot of the descriptions of God are tainted with personal cultural biases as well as understandings.
Why do you believe an Atheist who devotes his entire life to helping others will go to hell, but a Christian who murders the innocent will go to heaven if he simply asks his corrupted God for forgiveness? I don't. I believe that repentance is the change in heart and salvation is the healing of the corruption of the soul. Saying your sorry for something because you don't want to suffer the consequences is not true repentance. Giving yourself fully to others without a sense of reward is true salvation.
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Originally Answered: Christians, does it help to read the bible while under the influence?
Well, I'm pretty badly attention span-deprived at times,
and while I have found that a little sip of alcohol -- and I'm talking
about like a teaspoon, not a half a glass full--
can help my focus and concentration capacity tremendously
for a little while to get certain " frustrating & tedious" things done
when I really, REALLY gotta get things done (like a massive list of
moving chores I had last year with a tightly compressed time deadline
and I was finding that going "Hey! Squirrel!!" every 15 seconds wasn't
at all helpful!).
However, that said, I don't think being blotto would give me much of
a leg up in Bible Study.
Can't speak for you, but I doubt it would be that helpful in your case, either.
(Edited for content -- due to sleep deprivation, not alcohol ingestion! :P)
1) The Bible states that all ladies should always have their heads covered.
Inaccurate claim. This cannot be found anywhere in the Bible.
2) In Deuteronomy, it's stated that a marriage only counts if the women is still a virgin.
Inaccurate claim. The Bible - including Deuteronomy - has regulations regarding women who are married more than once. One prophet in the Old Testament was commanded by God to marry a prostitute.
3) If she's not, she needs to be killed.
Completely erroneous interpretation - probably intentionally so. Are you sure you're not a troll?
4) It also doesn't allow round haircuts, tattoos, working on Sundays, wearing mixed fabrics, eating pork or shellfish, getting your fortune told, treating your body like a temple and even playing with the skin of a pig......All are punishable by banishment, imprisonment, or execution.
Clearly - plainly - you do not know what it is the Bible teaches. I am forced to conclude that you have not actually read it yourself.
5) How can you believe anything the Bible says when it's this corrupt?
When you have to invent corruption - especially as much as you have invented here - to blame the Bible for containing corruption, I am forced to conclude that you realize it is wholly lacking in corruption. Why, then, should I - someone who has actually read the Bible - believe that this fictional corruption is present in the Bible?
6) And if you chose to believe one thing from it, why don't you accept everything else?
I believe everything that the Bible teaches. Why would you think that I don't? Answer: you would think that if you had read it but not read it carefully, or you would think that if you have never read it.
7) Why do you allow yourself to believe in a God who is a source of war and hatred all throughout the world?
Logical fallacy of many questions. The answer: God is not a source of war or hatred throughout the World. Humans are that source.
8) Why do you believe an Atheist who devotes his entire life to helping others will go to hell, but a Christian who murders the innocent will go to heaven if he simply asks his corrupted God for forgiveness?
I do not believe these things - not as you have stated them.
Conclusion: you have not read the Bible - or, worse, read it and failed to understand what you read - and you have been misinformed regarding what Christians believe.
- Jim, http://www.bible-reviews.com/
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Ok, here we go : 1. through out the Bible there are what is known as *covenants*, and those covenants separate the TIME LINES of God.... 2. Before Abraham there was NO separation of peoples, we were ALL the same in Gods eyes and dealings. 3. Abraham was *called out* to form a *peculiar people* which we know as the Jew or Israelite or Hebrew.... 4. There was NO Law during Abraham's time the Law came to be with Moses 5. The Laws, which included worship, living, etc. where ONLY for those who God where dealing with, and that was the JEW ... 6. The Law is still ONLY part of the Jewish peoples lives and faith ... 7. Jesus came 8. Jesus hung on the Cross, died was buried and arose again after 3 days ( a NEW covenant came into being) 8. Jesus became the Law and ALL that that entails, Temple worship, sacrifices, etc...... 9. The Gentiles were and are a *Grafted In* peoples, a called out peoples for the Body of Christ, The Church, The Bride... 10 . We are ALL now under Grace NOT Law.....11. Law and Grace do not and can NOT mix... 12. You either know Jesus as your Lord and Savior or you are under Law, and if under Law, you are a slave to it, each and EVERY one of them and that includes Temple Worship , sacrifices, etc...... The problem is there is NO Temple to worship in......
We do accept it all...... We are NOT UNDER it all..... Study the Bible and notice the different *covenants* I mentioned, but remember there are MORE than I type of here......
God *separated* peoples through out the Bible..... You have to take that into consideration to know what and to whom it all is written and directed to...... that simple....
Child of God - X atheist
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The bible says no such thing about ladies covering their heads ALL the time. The bible says no such thing as marrying virgins only. Either you don't know what your talking about or you have been mislead.
Obviously men should not lay with men, you don't need to be a rocket scientist to understand moral values here.
Tattoos and marks on your body (special hair cuts to bring attention to the foolish person) are all about PRIDE. Common sense is all that is required to figure that one out.
The bible says we are not to eat filthy food, again just common sense. Those animals, shellfish are earths vacuum cleaners. You don't go making soup out of vacuum cleaner bags do you? Again, just common sense.
True Believers don't MURDER people. You are not thinking. Christians may murder, but they have nothing to do with the bible or the God of it.
What you have stated is all just common sense IF you even know what that is. Think about what you are writing. Stop and think for a minute.
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The bible tells you the history of a people, how they were founded, their culture, their significant historical events, and the theological significance of those events.
How you live out your Christianity should depend on your understanding of the significance of that history, that theology, and the facts that it expresses about you, and world.
The bible is not meant to tell you how to dress.
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Originally Answered: I want to be an artist really badly, but for some I hate practicing! How can I make practicing enjoyable?
Practice can be really sucky sometimes, even for people who enjoy it most of the time. Like what you're saying, I've struggled with a lack of motivation in the past (and sometimes still do), but unfortunately everyone finds their inspiration and drive in different places so all I can offer is what has helped me. Finding music that makes you feel elated or like you want to move can help -- the energy can be focused into what you're working on. I've also found that, if I just can't seem to find the drive to work on something, one of the best things to do is try something completely different. If you're interesting in digital art, try doing something traditional (if you're going to be a concept artist you'll be working with traditional mediums too so it can't hurt either way). When my digital stuff just doesn't seem worth the trouble, I usually grab a huge drawing pad and some charcoal or a smaller pad and a dark soft-lead pencil (I use a cheap General's layout) and go to town without any real regard for structure or composition. Draw basic shapes around you or start scribbling and look for the beginning of something to draw in the scribbles. It helps loosen things up (for me anyway), keeps your skills up to par, and has done a lot for my more structured stuff as well. If boredom is a problem, the issue is probably repetition, so doing something different (even if it's not something you usually like) can help a lot.
I hope this helps. Like I said, everyone finds their drive differently, but these are the things I've picked up and I've improved in leaps and bounds since I started employing them, so maybe it will work for you as well? In any case, I hope you're able to pursue what you're interested in and good luck with your work!