You forgot the most important, reason for lies and selfish greed and motivation.
That too... though done in ignorance most often, I think.
Sorry, tec, but your statement contradicts your own holy book. 2 Timothy 3:16 says "all scripture is inspired of god". The Bible does not claim that only some of the scriptures are inspired.
No, it doesn't actually. Not everything in the bible is scripture. I think I did say that above... you must have missed it.
Only one of two conclusions is correct:
I think there are more than two, as not everything in the bible IS scripture. So the misunderstand here, is yours (and also the religions who have taught that the bible is the Word of God, and inerrant, and all scripture... who would have taught that to you, in error, themselves)
Scripture is inspired... as in received from the Spirit, in spirit.
The book of Luke is not inspired. He states upfront that he 'investigated' all things to record the testimony of others, on what happened.
1. Either the Bible writer is lying, which means the book that contains the lie is also false,
Paul... the author of the letter to Timothy, in which he says this... is not saying what you have been taught. Unless you think that Paul thought his letters (in which he has made a distinction between something from himself, as opposed to something from God) were scripture.
2. or, the Bible is correct and you've chosen to disregard the portions of it you personally disagree with, which puts you at odds with the god you claim to worship.
The bible is not inerrant. It does not even make that claim about itself. Written IN the bible is the verse regarding the lying pen of the scribes (I am sure i put that above too)... as well as a warning at the end of Revelation for those who would add or take away from the book (why write a warning for something that cannot happen?) As well as the fact that we KNOW that people can tamper and twist verses, choosing meanings that go with what they already beleive... because we have all seen this in the NWT.
So, if by your own admission, not all of the Bible is inspired or reliable, how can you believe what it says about Jesus?
The accounts about him are contained in the same book you admit is not 100% inspired, true or reliable.
By going TO Him, to be taught BY Him.
The bible is a witness (or rather many witness) accounts to Christ. A finger pointing to Christ. So that we can learn about Him... but to truly know Him (to know also what might be misunderstood or taught incorrectly) then we may go TO Him, and have Him teach us.
The bible is not the word of God. Christ is the Word of God. The LIVING Word.
I love these illogical, self-nullifying statements Christians make. And, the truly sad part is, they haven't thought about it enough to realize what they're doing, but will argue their position ad nauseum.
No, the sad part is that you are buying into a lie that men have taught. That the bible is inerrant and inspired in its entirety. Your entire argument is based on that. You are the one who has not thought enough about it to realize what you are doing.
There is NO basis to beleive that the bible is inerrant (in fact there is basis to believe that it is NOT inerrant: Jer 8:8, and contradictions such as the one pointed out at the top of the last page), or to believe that it is an all or nothing book. It was never written as such.
These are things that you and others have overlooked... to instead listen to the lie that men and religion have taught you. I don't know why you do that. I don't know how you can say in one hand, that men don't know wha they're talking about and they are wrong (such as the wts)... and in the other hand, still give credence to the things that they teach? Is that not you trying to have things both ways?