Well the entire purpose of the Bible supposedly is for him to communicate and teach.
No, it isn't. The bible is a tool of men (men decided what went into it; men decided how to translate it; men decided how to interpret it; men decided to throw doctrines around it such as inerrancy). This tool of men is supposed to help communicate and teach... those who have not yet learned to go to Christ. Through CHRIST, God communicates and teaches. Christ is the Teacher. Christ is the Word of God. Christ is the Truth. Christ is the mediator between man and God. At some point, to listen, one has to move from the bible ( a sight tool ) to the Spirit... in faith. Walk by faith, not by sight.
Faith is about believe, it doesnt "teach" anyone the right hting to do. How does anyone know if something is right or wrong by faith ?
Because faith is in Christ; the Spirit; the unseen; what is HEARD, but not yet seen. By looking at and listening to CHRIST... one can know if something is right or wrong. Love can teach on this as well... IF... one knows love. The golden rule is a good guide... IF... one does not twist it.
Faith means to believe when you dont have proof. I would suggset that you consult a dictionary and learn what the word means. It would appear that the concept of faith is confusing for you. Different people have different levels of fiath and wha tthey believe. You cant "learn" anything from faith.
Faith does not mean to believe when you don't have proof. Faith is knowing; complete confidence in something/someone. It is being sure of what is not yet seen, but is hoped for. Hoped for because one has heard that it is so, from God, from Christ. Take the example of Noah. By faith, when warned (so he listened and heard and believed what he heard) of the flood, he built the ark. By faith, Abraham went to a land he was told to go - faith in and obedience to what he heard - even though he did not know where he was going. By faith, Peter knew that 'jesus' was the Messiah. Because it was revealed to him by God. He did not need miracles to make him believe. He did not need prophecies from the OT to make him believe this. He listened, and in faith, believed what he 'heard'. That is faith. That faith is what Christ said he would build his church upon.
I can have fiath i want to learn to Chinese, thats not going to help me get there in anyway. One needs a guide or some reference material etc.
Of course. Christ is that guide. There have been prophets in the past as well (guides), and scripture told or written down (reference material), even though this is imperfect, due to the limitations of language and its barriers. For example, consider how much gets lost in translation from one language to another... then consider how much might also be lost of something received in the spirit... when putting that into words and languages that do not have the depth to fully convey what the Spirit is saying. Leaving us sometimes with a two dimensional depicition of a three/four/five dimensional teaching. Leaving some to think that it is a literal snake that talked to Eve, rather than another spiritual being ( a seraph, and Satan ) in the garden with her. In any case, for us, Christ is the mediator between men and God. The Teacher. More than words on paper. He is spirit. He is alive. But if you have to start with what you can see in the reference mateiral (most do); then look at least to His words and His deeds and His example... over anything else. Even the reference material you are looking at (the bible) says to do that. .
You completely failed toa ddress why god spent a page telling us about Jepthah but failed to correct his human sacrifice.
. The fact that Jepthah made a promise that forced him (his promise, not God) to sacrifice his own daughter IS a warning, mP. Like... Don't make promises like that, people ... look what happened to Jepthah! Jepthah also COULD have begged forgiveness, and pleaded that his sin be brought upon his own head, and he could have asked for forgiveness and mercy for breaking his promise (that he should never have made in the first place), and himself shown MERCY, and not SACRIFICE. ' (hosea 6:6) . Peace, tammy