Who here takes the bible word for word?

Do you believe that the bible is meant to be interpreted or is it "the word?"

Update:

Jenn 1...

I hope you're kidding... because you just contradicted yourself. If the first 5 people lived 900+ years... the Earth would not 5000 years old now would it?

Ladies and Gentlement... Jenn just showed how you should read the bible word for word.

Please people, by all means read it ( I do)... but PLEASE don't take it literally!!!!!

I just wanted to see how many people took it literally and not how god intended... to teach... not to order

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  • jen
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    MAXIMUM OF JESUS GENEALOGY AND DANIEL'S PROPHECY OF FIRST AND SECOND COMING OF CHRIST [ Matt.24:3,36, God alone knows day and hour ]:

    Gen.1:1,2; Job 38:4-7,30-32, Angels see, Gen.1:3-25, no age or time given

    universe or angels, Gen.1:26-31 [ 2:2,4 ]; Gen.4:25 [ From death to

    salvation of man, is time given ]. Gen.5:3, Cain kills Abel, Seth is born.

    Gen.5:3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 25, 29, son #9, Noah son #10, born year 1056.

    Yr 0130.

    In 0000 yrs-yr 0130- Cain kills Abel, Seth is born. Gen.1:26;-4:25;-5:3.

    In 0800 yrs-yr 0930- Adam dies age 930, was created, son at 130.

    In 0112 yrs-yr 1042- Seth age 912 dies, born year 130, son at 105.

    In 0098 yrs-yr 1140- Enos age 905 died, born year 235, son at 90.

    In 0095 yrs-yr 1235- Cainan age 910 died, born year 325, son at 70.

    In 0055 yrs-yr 1290- Mahalaleel age 895 died, born year 395, Son at 65.

    In 0132 yrs-yr 1422- Jared age 962 died, born year 460, son at 162.

    In 0000 yrs-yr 0987- Enoch age 365 died, born yr 622, son at 65, dead 435 yrs.

    In 0234 yrs-yr 1656- Methusaleh age 969 died,flood yr, born yr 687, son b-187.

    In 0000 yrs-yr 1651- Lamech age 777 died, 5 yrs to flood, born yr 874, son 182.

    At 0600 yrs-yr 1656- Flood year,Noah son #10, at flood, 8 in family, born 1056.

    Gen.7:6, flood year 1656 to Abraham, son #20 in genealogy of Jesus.

    * Above: before flood, below is after flood.* In 350 yrs, Noah age 950 dies,

    year 2006,Gen.9:28,29 and sons age 2, 35, 30, 34, 30, 32, 30, 29, is 222 years.

    In 0222 yrs-yr 1878- Terah born, age 205 dies, 427th yr after flood, Gen.11:32.

    In 0205 yrs-yr 2083- Abraham's covenant, Gen.12:4,7; Isaac born-Gen.21:5-25:7,9,

    In 0025 yrs-yr 2108- Isaac age 5 = 2113 + 400 = 2513, Gen.15:13,16 Prophecy to

    generation 4, Exo.6:16-23,26 ], Abraham dies age 175, year 2183, Matt.1:1-17.

    [2083 + 430 Exo = 2513+ 450= 2963,Samuel+ 20, Saul 6, David 40, Solomon 4= 480].

    In 0105 yrs-yr 2288- Isaac age 180 dies, Gen.35:28,29. Gen.25:26, Jacob age 120.

    In 0027 yrs-yr 2315- Jacob age 130-147 dies, Gen.47:9,11,28. Family in Egypt.

    In 0053 yrs-yr 2368- Gen.50:24-26. Joseph dies age 110, no lineage of Jesus. Ends

    Book of Genesis.Jacob, Judah, Pharez, Hezron, Ram, Amminadab, Nashon, Salmon, Boaz, Obed, Jesse & David. Ruth.4:18-22; 1Chr.3:9-17; Matt.1:1-17 [ Jesus Rev.5:5 ];

    TO MOSES [ Next lineage of Jesus is David son #34 ]:

    In 0065 yrs-yr 2433- Moses born, Pharoah's death threat of infant males.

    In 0080 yrs-yr 2513-Exodus 7:7; 12:37,40,41,430 [ 40 + 301 + 69 + 40 = 450 ].

    Judges ~~~~~~~ 2513 Acts 13:20,21, 450 yrs, Judges 10:3,11:26 [ 301 + 109 ].

    [ 8, 40, 18, 80, 20, 40, 7, 40, 3, 23, 22 [ 301 ], 18, 6, 7, 10, 8, 20, Samson, 20].

    Moses yrs-yr 2513 + 450 = 2963 + David 26 years, Solomon, 1Ki.6:1,4 years.

    In 0040 yrs-yr 2553 + 410 = 2963 + [ 20 + 6 + 40 + 4 solomon = ] 480 yrs.

    In 0480 yrs-yr 3303- 1Ki.6:1, 480 years after Deut.34:7; God's name temple begun.

    In 0036 yrs-yr 3069- Solomon dies, 1Ki.11:42. God's name, 1Ki.5:5; Psm.81:18.

    In 0391 yrs-yr 3460- [ 606 BCE, Judah kings end at Babylon, with Daniel & son #48,

    2Chr.36: 20-23; Jer.25:12; Dan.9:2.

    [ 17, 3, 41, 23, 8, 1, 6, 40, 29, 52, 16, 16, 29, 55, 2, 31, 11, 11] 391st year.

    14 generations to Jesus. 1) Jehoiachin. 2) Salathiel. 3) Zurubabel. 4) Abiud. 5) Eliakim. 6) Azor. 7)Sadoc. 8) Achim. 9) Eliud. 10) Eleazor. 11) Matthan. 12) Jacob.

    13) Joseph. 14) Jesus son #62, son of Mary of the lineage of Nathan, son of David ].

    Daniel's Prophecy yrs after Babylon [less 606 BCE = ] 2300, 2500, 2520, 2580, 2670

    Dan.9:2,24-27 [ 490 years]. ^^^^^^^^^ 606 BCE, CE = 1694, 1894, 1914, 1974, 2064

    [ 7x 7 = 49 ], [ 7X 62 = 434 ]. Year 3460, to years of = 5760, 5960, 5980, 6040, 6130.

    [^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ] Rev.20:1-6, the 1000 year reign, with Satan in pit.

    ~~~~~~~ 3419 - 607 BCE is Minimum to 6090 is same time as 6130

    ~~~~~~~ 3460~ Isa.44:28 [ Prophecy, 200 years ], Ezra 1:1-3. Dan.9:2. Dan.10:1.

    In 0073 yr 3533- 533 Daniel, Ezra and Cyrus.

    In 0077 yr 3611- 475 Mordecai, Esther and Ahasuerus, Artaxerus and Nehemiah.

    In 0001 yr 3611- 455 + 35 = 490 [ Dan.9:24-27, 7x 70 = 490 ].

    In 0012 yr 3623- 443 Malachi, Haggai and Zechariah - 82 = Greece.

    ~~~~~37 yr 3660- 406 Jerusalem rebuilt. 178 yrs to Maccabees 164.

    At 0404 yr 4064- 002 Jesus born, to give eternal life, John 3:16; 17:3; Rom.14:9-12.

    At 0002 yr 4066- 000 Matt.2:11,13,16, Jesus age 2 [In his 1000 year reign is life].

    ~~~~~~ yr 4066- ~~~ + 1694, 1894, 1914, 1974, 2009 CE last is 2064 CE.

    Babylon + yrs- 606 BCE 2300, 2500, 2520, 2580, 2615 yrs = 2009 CE, 2670.

    From year 3460 to year 5760, 5960, 5980, 6040, 6075 is at 2009 CE, yr 6130.

    CE

    In 0028 yr 4094- 028 CE, Jesus baptised age 30, by John, Luke 3:21-23.

    In 0007 yr 4101- 035 CE, End 490 [ End of Daniel's Prophecy-Gentiles ].

    In 0063 yr 4164- 098 CE, New Testament done [ 98 - 1611 = 1513 years ].

    Moses dies in BCE 1513 + 098 CE, N.T. done + 1513 = 1611 CE, KJV Bible.

    WORD FOR WORD.

    Source(s): Bible.
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  • Boz
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Not really as you have to contextualise and even then word meanings change or have different cultural images.

    " I am worm and no man" if taken literally would give the evolutionists a field day as it tends to prove man was once a worm and had thoughts the same as a man.

    The Bible is composed of 66 books by many authors and in several genres, like a library. Only so can God dissolve His word to be assimilated by all kinds of people.

    So best to take the essential message of Gods Word and the only way of proving its relevance is to apply it to your life and circumstances and see the result for good, hopefully!

    Source(s): Read Book of Hebrews. " God spake in times past through prophets but in these last days through His Son..
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  • auton
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Oh definite! speeding toddlers on rocks? Stoning human beings to dying for any indiscretion? The bible would not evaluate a worldwide inclusive of numerous billion human beings, basically an extremely small component of the worldwide which consisted of below a million. different clever why could the magic selection be 144000 people who particularly get to bypass to heaven? and that i'm nonetheless waiting for somebody to instruct me particularly data of the Unicorn that are pronounced 9 situations! If that became right into a mis-interpretation what's to declare the finished e book has not been mis-interpreted?

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  • ander
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    The bible is meant to be understood.

    Some of it is allegorical or parable.

    There is symbolism.

    I study and ask about it if a passage is difficult to understand. It is good to take the ible word by word until it is understood.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I do! the Bible reads 2 ways, the way it is here on earth, and a spiritual way. All Christ's parables have 2 meanings.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I take the Bible in context. I also believe it is inspired Word of God.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Is this a trick question?

    Cuz after all the Bible is open to interpretation :)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It's the word. I take it wholeheartedly. It's true, the whole truth, nothing but the truth. It's also the bomb diggity. Just think of it this way. Jesus spoke the word into existence so it must be true.

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  • imrod
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    I believe you must understand the Bible like you do any other work of literature.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It is "The Word of God". You cannot interpret it to say what you want.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The bible should never have been taken seriously.

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