My bad Tammy apologies. Cofty was being flippant and it was retorical. It just got me thinking. I have sincere questions about the bible. I sould do a thread of my own
I didn't mean to put any blame on you, Kate. I apologize also. I will answer the question here if you like... or watch for the thread that you start, and be happy to join in the discussion.
As an ex-JW in a conservative evangelical church I would have to say that the majority of the church had a mediocre bible knowledge at best.
I think most of them are content to leave it to the pastor to tell then what the bibe means. They have lots of books and pamphlets designed to make them feel good which they seem to confuse with bible study.
I agree, so that when confronted with what is written in it, and without Christ as the basis for their faith, their 'foundation' (if that is in a pastor, a religion, church teachings, or the bible and what they thin it says), crumbles. Some will turn to Christ... and listen to His words (either written or spoken), and some will not.
Tammy, a yes or no answer, please: are there any contradictions to be found in God's word, the Bible?
YES or NO?
You are asking two questions above. No... there are no contradictions in God's Word. (Christ) Yes... there are contradictions in the bible. As mr.fool pointed out on the page before, which I already gave my agreement to.
Would you use that book?
Those would have to be some awesome recipes, lol. Like maybe the kind that give LIFE? So.. no... not unless there was a way to determine which recipes were the poison ones, and which ones give life ; )
Even so, my faith is not based on the book... but upon the one the book points toward: Christ, the Spirit, who is alive.
Tammy, do you believe in Christ? I suppose you will say "yes".
Actually, I will say that I KNOW he exists.
Do you believe that He exists? If you answer is "yes", you have a big problem with your belief. Right?!! (Because it´s meanless to believe in something you already know, IF you really KNOW)
But if I ask you this; "Do you KNOW that he exists?" (not 99.99999...% sure, but exactely 100% sure, beyond any doubt)
If you ask me that, then i must respond, yes.