can you call yourself a Christian and not read the Bible?
- 5 months ago
I mean if they read the whole thing and know it , why would they go back and re read it ? It’s not like it changed lol
- Anonymous5 months ago
Sure you can. I can call myself a doctor without going to medical school.😂
Update: If you read the Bible you will no longer believe in all the religious nonsense. Most of it conflicts with religious peoples nonsense. Reading the Bible made me distrust religion but strengthened my belief on God. Had to throw that in so not to be mistaken for a psychotic Atheist.
- 6 months ago
Yes if you pray to God and flee from sinning then you are a Christian
- antoniusLv 76 months ago
Many people think it is necessary to have a religion, or claim to. Most so-called Christians only claim to be Christians.
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- Annsan_In_HimLv 76 months ago
Many converts to Christ had never even seen a Bible prior to their conversion. In many countries in the world, the Bible is banned and if you are found with one, you can end up in prison, and if you try to convert anyone to Christ, you can even get the death penalty. You can be sure there are hundreds of thousands of Christians today who cannot read the Bible. But the Holy Spirit causes their conversion to Christ and leads them into the truth of Christ.
Usually they get to see the Bible at some stage or other, especially in this digital age where governments cannot stop all sites where the Bible is in digital format. The Internet is now taking the place of the printed page where that has become a near impossibility. Yet that still leaves blind people, and those who cannot read, and those who belong to tiny tribes where the Bible has not been translated into their language. Bible Societies are working hard in those areas to meet the need.
The Bible is the written word of God and is incredibly important for learning the gospel and helping people come to faith in Christ and to live Christian lives, plus for the governing of groups of Christians locally. The point is that if you claim to be a Christian but have virtually no interest in reading the Bible for yourself, you should be ashamed of yourself. And you probably have no idea what it means to be a Christian, and to live for Christ, not self. It would be highly unlikely that you would be showing the fruit of the Holy Spirit, or that you could clearly be seen to be different to non-Christian people around you. But the Lord knows those who are His - 2 Timothy 2:19.
- Chi girlLv 76 months ago
You seem unaware of the fact that, for the first 400 years of Christianity, there was no Bible. And during the centuries when most people were illiterate and Bibles were prohibitively expensive, Christians learned by listening to the Bible readings and the sermons, and by seeing Bible stories portrayed in the stain glass windows.
And not all blind Christians have access to a Braille Bible.Source(s): Greek Orthodox Christian
- Bobby JimLv 76 months ago
That's highly unlikely.
- AcetekLv 46 months ago
I have read the bible cover to cover and I am an atheist
- Anonymous6 months ago
The Bible existed from before time, and the Bible was complete and compiled in 90 AD. So there has always been a Bible, and without the Bible, you're not a Christian..
- 6 months ago
There wasn't a bible til about the year 400 so Peter, Paul, Matthew, Mark, never read a bible. The first Christians gathered around communion (was the most important) and preaching. They didn't have bible to bring with them on Sundays. Communion (receiving the Lord's Body and Blood) was what the Christian community considered the focal point.