Is the bible a fictional book?

When I was young, my foster brother was into martial arts and he was really, really good at it. Junior had all these martial art books lying around the house. He never would read them. While Junior went to his classes, and practice downstairs in the basement, I was upstairs in my bedroom reading his books. In a few... show more When I was young, my foster brother was into martial arts and he was really, really good at it. Junior had all these martial art books lying around the house. He never would read them. While Junior went to his classes, and practice downstairs in the basement, I was upstairs in my bedroom reading his books. In a few months, I had a lot of his books memories. Some times when Junior was practicing in the basements, I would sit on the stairs and yell out the moves he was doing. Junior would sit there and smile, “I see you have been reading my books again.” A year had gone by. The family went to Junior class to watch him receive his black belt. I went to school bragging to the other kids about Junior getting his black belt. I was happy for him. One of my classmates asked me when was I going to go for my black belt. I didn’t take up karate. I wasn’t interested in it. I just like reading the books. “So you know karate, but you just don’t know how to fight?” “I know how to fight. I’m sure if I had to defend myself, I’m sure I will be able too.” “Do you think you will be able to take on your brother? You have something that Junior doesn’t have, you have the knowledge. I’m sure, with what you know, you can probably take him on.” Being young and stupid, I took the dare and challenged Junior to a fight. Lucky for me, Junior threw me around like a doll. Junior told me, “just because you have the knowledge means nothing if you do not have the experience.” I windup putting the books down, and had Junior teach me martial arts. The bible to me is like those karate books I had been reading and studying for years. I knew the books, and if it wasn't for Junior taking me aside and teaching me. All I would have is the knowledge without the experience. Christians don't take offense, but Junior was sought of like God. Teaching me what the books was about. Just like God is with us when it comes to the bible teaching. Without God training us, all we have, is a book sitting in front of us. If I would have challenged anybody else to a fight (in which what we do with God. We move to other people instead of relying on God), I’m sure I would have gotten my butt whipped. Junior (God) taught me (us) karate (the word) in three years (throughout our life times) very seldom using any of the books I have studied and read. After the first few months, I have stopped focusing my mind just on the books and allowed Junior (God) to teach me from experience (Trials and Tribulations). I don't read the books anymore, As a matter of fact, the last time I went to a bookstore and read a book dealing with karate (which was years ago), I was kind of lost. Hadn't kept up with the books for so long, that I forgot some of the things I knew as a kid (one of the reason we should always keep reading our bible). I still practice martial arts today. Even though I do not know the books like I use to. Is the bible a fictional book? I doubt it. I believe the bible to be a book that opens up opportunity to get a person a chance to have a personal relationship with God. I know it did with me. For those who believe the bible to be a fictional story. I am a Christian. I know that the bible has been screwed with. But it’s not the bible that I have a personal relationship through. My personal relationship is with and through God. Not the bible. The bible is a guide to teach me, and to give me the opportunity to know, to learn and to understand who God is. Just like Junior. When it was time for me to learn about karate (the bible). It’s not what you know, but who you know.
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