Posted: Apr 07, 2017 5:40 am
by Pebble
Passer wrote:
Pebble wrote:
Passer wrote:
Pebble wrote:It is only through the lens of faith that one can construe the bible as true. This seems an odd place to come to get to the point of being comfortable with accepting the veracity of the bible. Does this mean that you want to become comfortable with the lack of veracity of the bible?

I've had my faith for as long as I can remember and I've also had doubts for as long as I can remember. Recently I decided to research what it is I think I know. What I learn might lead me away from Christianity.

Why would the lack of veracity lead you away from christianity? Many christians accept that the bible is written and copied by fallible beings and to be interpreted rather than accepted as the word of god. They treat it as inspired by god, and retain a strong faith in what they take to be its core messages.

The bible is supposed to be the word of God. So I can't help think the message should be clear with no ambiguities. After all we are talking about an omnipotent and omniscient being. If I am saying the errors are down to man, then how can I distinguish that from any other man made book? It's unfalsifiable

Are you actually saying that if you were convinced of a single flaw in the bible, that you would reject the whole text as untrustworthy? If so - which bible is the authentic one? All bibles? - difficult they contradict each other. The one you grew up with? The original Aramaic texts that are available? etc