Why do some people use the bible to validate their claims?
It doesn't matter how many flaws in the bible are pointed out, how many inconsistencies, or that the bible has been copied over and over again in different languages so errors are common. Not to mention that using common sense should show anyone that the bible is just fictitious nonsense. It is obvious that it is not the word of God, it is the word of men who think they know what they are talking about but they don't. If you look hard enough in the bible you can find proof of anything. What they don't realize is that whatever is written in that book is does not prove a thing.. Whoever believes that garbage is the word of God needs their head examined.
- JeffLv 54 months agoFavourite answer
Because they use it as a weapon against the people they hate.
So they want to be able to say: "See! God hates you, too!"
As far as the inconsistencies - they simply ignore them.
They look right at you and say "they don't exist!" All idiots. Seriously.
- PubliusLv 74 months ago
If the Bible is true, then referring to it can settle the issue. Don't commit the logical fallacy of throwing the baby out with the bathwater, pard. And appeals to ridicule and personal incredulity are also logical fallacies. When will you atheists learn and apply basic logic?
- yumaLv 54 months ago
La Biblia “está inspirada por Dios” (lea 2 Timoteo 3:16). Pero puede que alguien diga: “¿Cómo puede venir de Dios la Biblia si la escribieron hombres?”. La Biblia responde esa pregunta al decir: “Hombres hablaron de parte de Dios impulsados por espíritu santo” (2 Pedro 1:21). Fue Dios quien los guio. Podemos compararlo a un jefe que le pide a su secretario que escriba una carta. ¿De quién es la carta? Es del jefe, no del secretario. De la misma manera, la Biblia viene de Dios, no de los hombres que él usó para escribirla. Dios los guio para que escribieran los pensamientos de él. Así que podemos decir que la Biblia es en verdad la “palabra de Dios” (1 Tesalonicenses 2:13).
- jimmyLv 74 months ago
The problem with the bible is that it's a book of faith, not a book of proven fact. We know for a fact that a 600 year old man can't build an ark, a man can't live in a whale, and a serpent can't speak. All Christians have is faith and faith is not fact.
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- nineteenthlyLv 74 months ago
I see that like many fundamentalists you prefer the historical-grammatical approach to Biblical hermeneutics to more intellectually respectable approaches. Why do you think that is? What you say is largely irrelevant to a serious academic approach to the Bible by secular scholars and is more like what you'd find in a Biblically literalist college without much respectability in academic terms.
But taking that idea seriously for the purpose of this answer, if someone were to ask you if Darth Vader was Luke Skywalker's father, would saying "yes" be true or false? If someone were to quote a verse from Proverbs and it struck a chord with you, would that then be invalidated if it turned out it was from a source you didn't like?
- Anonymous4 months ago
Regarding the repeated copying: Most pastors that I have talked to insist that it was written by biblical scibes, but divinely inspired, and therefore perfect. I think that they consider it blasphemy if you tried to check to see if it really is perfect. The various versions of the bible can be checked against each other, and thereby prove that there are errors. Reverend Melissa Scott (like her dad, Reverend Gene Scott) are figuring out what the earliest versions of the bible meant, by translating from ancient Greek and ancient Hebrew. Hebrew was an extinct language at one time, since Jews were forbidden to speak it. They brought it back, somewhat, so it is not a perfect version of ancient Hebrew. So, there will be some translation errors.
- Anonymous4 months ago
It doesn't do that.
It is their claim. They have yet to validate a word of it.
- Anonymous4 months ago
Because they buy into the bull, that is why it is called the buybull by those who recognize the inconsistencies and ridiculousness.
- 🤔 JayLv 74 months ago
Because they have never read it... They hear the Clergy ranting about the Gospels and it gives them chills. Their egos get a boost when they claim "The Bible told me!"
- Ernest SLv 74 months ago
What is higher authority than God's word?
And it doesn't matter how many times the alleged flaws and inconsistencies are shown to be false and empty accusations, people like you continue to falsly allege.
- DougLv 54 months ago
The Bible is the perfect Word of God. This is true regardless of whether you believe it to be true.
Because we have all sinned against a perfectly holy and righteous God, we all deserve eternal separation from God in hell (Rom. 6:23). However, God loves us so much that He sent His only Son Jesus to die on the cross as our Substitute so we don't have to go to hell. Christ died for our sins, was buried, and rose from the grave three days later (1 Cor. 15:3-4). He gives eternal life freely to anyone who simply believes in Him for it. No one can be saved by doing good works. Salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone (Eph. 2:8-9).
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life" (John 6:47).