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Can the Bible be trusted as absolue truth?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    You don't need facts to prove the Bible is true.... only faith.

    Read the Holy Bible a thousand times and get all the facts from various sources or see miracle being perform right before your eyes but still you will not get you to know the truth of the Holy Bible. You have to have your personal experience, and only by faith.

    Try that and you will get your answer, if not you will still be wondering, for answers will be turn to more question.

    Blind forever.

  • 1 decade ago

    The bible has hundreds of contradictions, there's a half goat half man creature known as the satyr, and the unicorn, fiery serpents, giants, cockatrices, dragons. Some newer versions have replaced the animals with more acceptable ones. Dozens of translations, and mis-translations. No historical account of the events in it. If it were true there'd be some evidence in the secular world pointing back. No evidence of a guy named Moses, no evidence of jews in Egypt, no evidence of anyone wandering the desert for 40 years, and so on.

    LEV 11:6 And the hare, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.

    Rabbits don't chew cud.

    SA2 6:23 Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had no child unto the day of her death. --- no child

    SA2 21:8 But the king took the two sons of Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, whom she bare unto Saul, Armoni and Mephibosheth; and the five sons of Michal the daughter of Saul, whom she brought up for Adriel the son of Barzillai the Meholathite: --- 5 sons

    Oops.

    Just to point out a few.

    It's evident that the bible is a human edited collection of stories, socially constructed, by many authors, over many centuries, based on the zodiac, modeled after all the Pagan writings before it, with characters and events designed to fit into a historical time line.

    Source(s): the bible
  • 1 decade ago

    Back in the eighth century B.C.E., Isaiah, the prophet who warned the Jews of their coming subjugation by Babylon, also foretold something astounding: the total annihilation of Babylon itself. He foretold this in graphic detail: “Here I am arousing against them the Medes . . . And Babylon, the decoration of kingdoms, the beauty of the pride of the Chaldeans, must become as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. She will never be inhabited, nor will she reside for generation after generation.”—Isaiah 13:17-20.

    The prophet Jeremiah also foretold the fall of Babylon, which would take place many years later. And he included an interesting detail: “There is a devastation upon her waters, and they must be dried up. . . . The mighty men of Babylon have ceased to fight. They have kept sitting in the strong places. Their mightiness has run dry.”—Jeremiah 50:38; 51:30.

    In 539 B.C.E., the time of Babylon’s rule as the preeminent world power came to an end when the vigorous Persian ruler Cyrus, accompanied by the army of Media, marched against the city. What Cyrus found, however, was formidable. Babylon was surrounded by huge walls and seemed impregnable. The great river Euphrates, too, ran through the city and made an important contribution to its defenses.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes, Whereas , there has never been a historical person, place or event recorded in the Bible that has been disproved. Not one. Furthermore, whereas a multitude of the historical people , places and events recorded in the Bible have been corroborated by secular writings. And whereas because of the absence of disproof and the existence of much corroboration we can therefore trust the Bible's reliability concerning recorded people, geography and history. Therefore we can then conclude that we can also trust the Bible as absolute truth concerning spiritual things. Yes the Bible can be trusted as absolute truth.

    Source(s): Authorized King James Version The Case for Christ, Lee Strobel The Story of Civilization , Will Durant , Volumes 1-6 The Story of Civilization , Will & Ariel Durant , Vol.'s 7-11
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No, people are highly fallible, and as can be seen, God doesn't stop them from being so.

    People are highly fallible, as are their works, the God I worship is not. I take the Bible as a great guide on how to live a good life, I avoid the parts the were written into the book that obviously reflect the culture of the times.

    I do believe Jesus was of God, so you could say the son of God, and it's what the people of the time needed, I believe He sends many people to help guide civilizations in their times of despair and need. The Gospels are fairly internally consistent to support that Jesus was historically a very good man. he tried to bring the people of his time together in the name of God, as many people of many different cultures have done throughout history, and have endured great suffering for it.

    I don't put limits on God, as many Bible literalists do. They act as if they understand God completely, know his every though and move. I for one, I'm not God.

    If you look at most polytheistic religions even, nearly all of them have one supreme force, such as Brahma in Hinduism. The similarities don't stop there. I don't think we'll approach world peace until people stop focusing on the differences in our doctrines, and focus on the similarities. The great moral messages that can be embraced if we choose to, but unfortunately seem to be the first thing forgotten.

  • 1 decade ago

    The Bible's accuracy and reliability have been proved and verified over and over again by archaeological finds produced by both believing and no believing scholars and scientists. This included verification for numerous customs, places, names, and events mentioned in the Bible.

    One among many examples is the fact that for many years the existence of the Hittites (a powerful people who lived during the time of Abraham) was questioned because no archaeological digs had uncovered anything about them. Critics claimed the Hittites were pure myth. But today the critics are silenced. Abundant archaeological evidence for the existence of the Hittites during the time of Abraham has been uncovered.

    Bible scholar Donald J. Wiseman notes, "The geography of Bible lands and visible remains of antiquity were gradually recorded until today more than 23,000 sites within this region and dating to Old Testament times, in their broadest sense, have been located." Nelson Glueck, a specialist in ancient literature, did an exhaustive study and concluded: "It can be stated categorically that no archaeological discovery has ever controverter a biblical reference." Well-known scholar William F. Albright, following a comprehensive studies, wrote: "Discovery after discovery has established the accuracy of innumerable details, and has brought increased recognition of the value of the Bible as a source of History."

    There are more than 24,000 partial and complete manuscript copies of the New Testament. These manuscript copies are very ancient and they are available for inspection NOW. there are also some 86,000 quotations from the early church fathers and several thousand lectionaries (church-service books containing Scripture quotations used in the early centuries of Christianity). In fact, there are enough quotations from the early church fathers that even if we did not have a single copy of the Bible, scholars could still reconstruct all but 11 verses of the entire New Testament from material written within 150 to 200 years from the time of Christ. Bottom line: The New Testament has an overwhelming amount of evidence supporting its reliability.

    Source(s): The Bible answer Book - Ron Rhodes.
  • 1 decade ago

    do your own research, honey. but if you believe people should be stoned to death, that women are unclean during menstruation, and the world is only 6,000 years old, please keep your absolute truth to yourself.

    and don't bank on the 'archaeological evidence has proven the bible' stuff. archaeology has only verified certain names, places, and events relevant to hebrew history. there is no physical evidence of any of the bible's theology.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well that depends on what you mean by truth.

    If you asking can it be taken literally in every situation than the answer is no.

    Why? I think it is a lot of point of view and interpretation. Also it has been changed so many times books taken out and things lost during translations.

    i think it just takes a lot of common sense when reading and in it's application.

    Source(s): Me
  • 1 decade ago

    I have included a website that contains a study guide that demonstrates the trust worthiness of the Bible.

    GOD bless

  • 1 decade ago

    ok my opinion: no it can't and heres why: It was written by MAN, and MEN make mistakes,and i do not believe in the bible, and there is little to NO scientific proof that anything in the bible ever existed. if that 'Noah's ark" thing was real, then, maaaybe, but I doubt that.

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