ksazma posted:skeldon_man posted:ksazma posted:
You rearranged the words in your KJV citation above.
Ksaz bhai, I am not a religious guy, I get a lot out of watching the documentaries on American Heroes Channel. I don't even know which hindu god is which. The versions of the bible is Greek to me. I know both Judas and Mary Magdalene had gospels. It was also said that Mary was the wife of Jesus who had 2 sons.
Bai Skeldon_man, I am not religious either. However, I try to read up on things before I comment on them and it is through these research that I learn about the things that I comment on. The stories about Mary Magdalene being Jesus' wife is not supported by mainstream scholarship. However, what is undisputed are the discrepancies between the various versions of the Bible as well as between the various books of the same version of the Bible.
Keith mentioned above that "However, saying that God wrote the Bible does not mean He took pen in hand, grabbed some parchment, and physically wrote the text of Scripture. His “writing” of Scripture was not a physical action on His part. Rather, God’s authorship was accomplished through the process of inspiration, as human writers wrote God’s message." If what Keith says here is true, then there are three reasonable conclusions to the current state of the Bible with all of its inaccuracies and contradictions.
1. If God inspired the writers of the Bible, then He must have a terrible memory.
2. If it was not God's memory that is responsible, then the writers must not have been inspired at all but wrote of their own free will.
3. If it was not God or the writers who screwed up royally, then it must be those who produced the current versions Bible.
So Keith can continue parading his sermon as not really a sermon but these facts he will not respond to without another long sermon. While nothing is wrong with someone conducting a sermon, one should be honest and not disguise it as not.
Answer: 40 authors wrote the Bible over a period of 1,500 years. These Bible writers wrote as they were inspired by the Holy Spirit (READ: 2 Timothy 3:16-17). Moses was the first person to write portions of Scripture while John the disciple of Jesus was the last. Other famous people who wrote the Bible include: David, Daniel, Peter, Paul, Jonah, Isaiah, Solomon and David.
The Scripture says in II Peter 1:20-21, "You must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit."
The Holy Spirit revealed to the prophets the messages of Scripture. The writers of the Bible wrote not according to their own will or whim, but only as they were moved, or controlled, by the Spirit of God. The Bible is God's own book!
II Timothy 3:16-17, "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." The Holy Bible affects human beings so profoundly because "all" the Bible is "God-breathed." It's more than a nice collection of moral principles; it's more than a great book; it's an inspired document, God's book. The prophets who wrote the Bible related what they saw and heard in human language, but their message came directly from God.
I 'm awaiting your questions concerning the Hold Spirit.