The gospel of Luke begins by saying just as many have writing the things held in common among us; it seems good to me also. Does this sounds like an announcement that what you are about to read is the word of God?
That’s the part of the beauty of the bible that most people will tell you: just as Jesus is truly human and truly divine; so does the bible is truly human and truly divine.
So that is what gives the Christians the cold shoulder in conceding to the human errors in the bible. If you show to a Christians an error or a contradiction in the bible he would say yes but it is inerrant in the original manuscript. Does that sound ridiculous? Is like promising some one that you will give him what you don’t have. If the original is lost then how can you prove it to me?
If the missionary will make this concession; if he can say alright not all of the bible came from God. He will be more believable.
Christians says God is the father of Jesus but I always ask: what do you call God? Probably father. They always say no God is the father of Jesus marry is the mother. Then I ask them you mean god took mary as a wife?
Did God say this is my word? The word bible is not in the bible. Of course what the Christians are emphasizing on is a false interpretation of the scripture.
Interpretation is not a foundation. Christians often interpret bible to their advantage according to the interest of the churches.
For instance nowhere did Jesus says listen everybody: I am God. There is not an explicit statement saying that. What we have is bunch of interpretation. A kind of conflict between what Jesus says and what Christians says he meant. But its not justified because it could mean this and it could mean that. It’s not explicit.
If you know what it means you can’t be sure how much of it came from god; if you say it all came from god; you can’t be sure what it means.
If you know what the bible means then you don’t know how much of it is god word; if you want to say all of it came from god then you cant be sure wat it means
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