Is the Bible sufficient for all religious discourse? Is no other writing or interpretive material necessary?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I think it is sufficent for those who believe in its accuracy. BUT for someone talking to a non believer, you need something else. If you quote the bible to someone who believes it is fairy tale then you just sound crazy to them. You have to talk about other things too. You might talk about the historical accuracy of the bible, other historical books and papers that agree with parts of what the bible says and help prove its accuracy. You might talk about creation science proofs, or the idea that stories like a worldwide flood exist in different cultures all over the world.

    Once you have a person admitting that there is a God or even might be a God, then you can incorporate more of the bible. And if you are talking to someone who professes Christianity or belief, but does not live their life in a way that reflects their "faith" then I think you can go right to the bible and only use external ideas when those questions arise.

    Hope this helps.

  • KC
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    It is not sufficient. There is so much more to be said. That's like saying the Constitution is the only document anyone needs to discuss World History.

    Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived. – Isaac Asimov

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No. The bible contains only preliminary information, and has very little integrity as a scholarly text. It is also condensed in such a way that it is biased. One would expect that a text purported to be the word of the Absolute God would be superlative in every respect. It would be clear, concise, and not subject to interpretation. It would present no contradiction in either context or content. There would be no need to alter such a text in so many "versions". If it were 100 percent accurate, then why would anyone change it? The fact that almost as many "versions" of the bible exist as there are "denominations" of Christians exposes the lack of reliability as a conclusive set of documents. Each "version" claims to be 100 percent accurate, thereby being the authority by which one can be led to God. Since they cannot all be accurate, the authority is subject to each individual's opinion, reducing the integrity even further.

    So, if someone is a non-Christian, and is interested in studying Christianity, the "version" of the bible to which they are first introduced is wholly dependant on the opinion of the person who introduces it. How can that be authoritive? Worse, so many Christians will instruct, "You can choose whichever you like best".

    They are marketing bibles like cereal in a supermarket, and the word of God is like the ingredients list. "I like my word of God sweet and cheap, but you can have the crunchy kind if you like it better".

  • 1 decade ago

    The bible, God's written Word is all we need. Nothing more.

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  • Jen
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Yes! No, but if you need another one how about most history books!

  • 1 decade ago

    tee hee hee hee



    No, wait - were you thinking anyone would take this seriously?

    Well, then.

    No, it's not sufficient. It's not even necessary.

  • 1 decade ago

    No, it isn't. All Holy Books should be considered.

    Source(s): I am the change I want to see in the world.
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