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I Believe In God, But Don't Believe the Bible Is Perfect

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    Beautiful But Faulty

     The Bible is full of beautiful truths and wisdom, but I can't believe it is the inerrant Word of God, God being perfect. this is why........... GE 1:3-5 On the first day, God created light, then separated light and darkness. GE 1:14-19 The sun (which separates night and...
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 12 Responses Nov 19, 2008

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    The Bible Was Written By Men...

    ...and men are fallible. Although they were presumably sanctioned directly by God in many cases, the factor of individual perception should always be taken into account. It's mind boggling when you consider just how many individual perceptions were involved in...
    sparkledust sparkledust 26-30, F 15 Responses Mar 13, 2010

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    I Believe In God, But Don't Think the Bible Is Perfect.

    I feel that since mankind is not perfect and men wrote the bible and translated it, that the bible does not exactly match God or Jesus' thoughts or meanings. I think it is tainted by man's limitation and predjudices, but still weighs more to the side of what God...
    Growing Growing 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 23, 2009

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    I do not believe the bible is perfect.

    But I believe in God and He is perfect.
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    Morality

    Morality is not just an obligation equal in importance to the cult or religious obligations of Israel, but that morality is perhaps superior to the cult. The crimes that are denounced as being utterly unacceptable to Yahweh, infuriating Yahweh to the point of destruction of the...
    newnature newnature 46-50, M Apr 9, 2011

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    I Believe..

    I believe at one point the Bible may have been perfect, but now it is not, is have been corrupted and mistanslated by the likes of imperfect men. Have you seen the translations in the Living Bible? they have nothing in common with the original Bibles such as the King James Bible...
    Soothsayer8 Soothsayer8 18-21, M 4 Responses Nov 19, 2008

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    Just...Don't Know.

    A young girl with heavy stiff curls sat gingerly on the edge of an old rickety stool in the old stone church basement. She was sharing the stool with a friend whose artificially curled updo would have been better suited for a TV toddler pageant show than for a Sunday Church...
    Sarahbellas Sarahbellas 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 2, 2013

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    God Is Perfect.

    I believe God is real and perfect, but how can anything man does be perfect? I believe God did inspire men to write, but I don't believe the Bible is the only form of inspired writing, and I do not believe we got all correct information in the Bible. I believe sin has corrupted...
    OfADifferentColor OfADifferentColor 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 18, 2013

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    The Holly Bible,quraa,taurats Are Just One Message Send By God.

    I believe in God and I'm 100% sure about the accuracy of the holly Quraan. I respect the Abrahamic religions cause these religions are the only real message that has been send by God to make human beings believe in everything God has put infront of our life events. Living,dying...
    VAMPIREGORGEOUS VAMPIREGORGEOUS 26-30, F 13 Responses Mar 31, 2012

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    The Heresy Of Biblical Inerrancy

    Yes, the preaching of Biblical inerrancy is a heresy. The Christian Church from very early times never claimed that the Bible was perfectly dictated to the authors by God. The Bible is actually a mini library of 66 books (plus the Apocryphal books for my Catholic brethren) that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Dec 24, 2012

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    Can I Ask A Question(logical) Without Upsetting People??

    Why do humans have this NEED to believe in an all powerful being(GOD)& if asked they get insulted& say(more or less)-Prove that God dosn't exsist instead of the other way around??
    jettys jettys 56-60 7 Responses Mar 7, 2012

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    Indestructable Word Of God

    I will give the short version...My wife and I had an Astro Van in 1999. Thieves decided to steal it and use it to do some more crime. The police found it 3 days later and called us. I asked the condition and they said the thieves drove the van into the middle of a farm field and...
    davsharnais davsharnais 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 19, 2012

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    What Choice Do We Have?

    We have the Bible It has ancient origins. It is or has been written by men Men can be influenced Men are human Centuries have passed Life now is much differnt from those times but we still have the same Bible largely It tells us about Life We sin the same way we...
    anthony2001 anthony2001 61-65, M 2 Responses Aug 24, 2012

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    My Surprising Discovery After I Rejected The Bible

    Now that I've been going through changes in my life, and especially changes in what I believe, I've really been wrestling with my view of the Bible. This week and next week I am taking a seminary class on the second half of the Old Testament. I know, right? Kind of strange for...
    InquisitiveShadow InquisitiveShadow 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 31, 2013

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    Certain Things I Don't Believe

    I believe in God but allot of the things in the Bible, including the stories from the bible. Like, you HAVE to believe the exact words and not part of it, and I don't read the Bible anymore because I find it kind of sexist. And the stories in it are kind of against feminism...
    CGFE CGFE 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2009

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    God Is A Pretty Loaded Word

    I don't believe in God as most religious people do.  I don't look to a man who sits up in the sky watching and writing down everything I do so he can judge me later.  I don't believe in a deity that would create a universe like this one, and then create a hell to throw...
    NeonBlueMidnight NeonBlueMidnight 26-30, M 8 Responses Oct 10, 2009

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    Response To This Question "if Jesus Said In Matt 12 Vs 25 That House That's Divided Cannot Stand. Why Does Christianity Has So Many Denominations"

    Look at the context of that scripture. Jesus had just cast out devils from a demon-possessed man. The Pharisees murmured and said Jesus performed this miracle by the power of the devil. Instead of saying, "Guys, do you realize how stupid what you just said sounds?" He sai, "If...
    ballet ballet 31-35 2 Responses Sep 10, 2012

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    Religion Is Faith?

    religion is faith, faith is believing something without evidence..if you need proof you cant call it faith! I feel in my heart, body, soul and mind in God, for no reason other than it just feels right, I dont believe in the Bible because I just dont!! It doesnt feel right to...
    kellyxox kellyxox 22-25 5 Responses Dec 20, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    i personally.... don't share your belief on quite the same level, i think. I think it's super neat that you can find something that you have put your faith into believing. I think...
    a1uM1nuM448 a1uM1nuM448 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    My intention with this post isn't to be inflammatory, but to rather state what I believe and why. I don't think less of people who believe in god, in some ways I envy them. I don't...
    dontknowmylife dontknowmylife 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 8

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    Some of my few closest friends told me that I'm charming and very lovable -- but sadly, hard to understand. I guess it must have been true. At first I didn't believe them because I...
    igniteblues igniteblues 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I just recently found out that my husband is talking to several women online....in a very sexual way. He apologized and regrets it.... We talked it out and want to grow from that...
    Brownie27 Brownie27 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    she doesn't trust me. when i tell the truth, she doesn't believe me... "i was at school." "stop digging a bigger hole for yourself by lying to me!" ... she hates me. i make her...
    KatieRosess KatieRosess 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I believe homosexuality is a sin. 25 years ago there were gays but most people I ran into thought it was wrong. I know a lot of people today still do but they are afraid to openly...
    Shellybelle Shellybelle 41-45, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I believe homosexuality is a sin. 25 years ago there were gays but most people I ran into thought it was wrong. I know a lot of people today still do but they are afraid to openly...
    Shellybelle Shellybelle 41-45, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    It seems a common misconception among theists I talk to that atheists don't believe in god because they think they have some definitive proof that Go does not exist. That isn't...
    Leannaix Leannaix 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    This is only my opinion, I don't mean to offend anyone. I feel like the Bible is simply a guideline. A very outdated guideline. The Bible says so many things that don't apply to...
    LadyFranco LadyFranco 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    I don't really like to judge people especially those I do not know. If somebody made mistake, particularly to the show business, people will accuse and bash them and even...
    JancenDC98 JancenDC98 16-17, M Sep 5

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    Yesterday at the suggestion of an EP user, I read Psalm 11 and I did. I read the Notes too. I was so blessed that I would like to share it w/you all. This Psalm is about King...
    RhodeIslandLady RhodeIslandLady 56-60, F 3 Responses Aug 27

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    I don't believe entirely that sufferment and pain bring teach us much. I believe they do other thing way better: they hurt us, they kill our spirit. They hurt so much that we can...
    Fernandotavares Fernandotavares 22-25, M Sep 4

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    God is great, I totally believe in God and a heaven. But I don't believe in all these religions.
    alyssab11 alyssab11 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I swear, THE most annoying thing in my life is battling against the preaching of god believers. Why can't we just be peaceful in the silence of our disagreement? I don't believe...
    rainallthedays rainallthedays 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Dear Christians, please DO NOT tell me what to do. Okay, maybe I'm ready to burn in hell. Maybe, I don't care. God is dead to me. I think that being a good person is better than...
    TheAverageIdiot TheAverageIdiot 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    Two things. I don't believe religion is a good thing and I don't believe religions are real. Religions are there, but they aren't real to me. Because there are so many of them...
    LeonardFinch LeonardFinch 16-17, M 3 Responses Aug 25

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    Go for absolute deadbeat loser men, with the mindset of "oh, I'm going to change this guy". There's about a 90% chance that's not ever going to happen. There's more of a chance of...
    HeyIThappens HeyIThappens 18-21 Sep 2

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    I don't care if you're Muslim, Jewish, Buddha. You could worship purple dinosaurs for all I care. We all have a right to believe in something. It's your choice what you believe in...
    dachick297 dachick297 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    I don't care as long as you don't use your beliefs to justify hatred and bigotry and don't go around trying to convince others to believe as you do.
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 2 Responses Aug 23

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    WOW.....that was an amazing feeling...I just felt God come on me and convict me of so much...my fears, my hurt, all the abandonment in my life....and I bald my eyes out...then He...
    SexyPayton SexyPayton 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I do believe that people that need drugs and alcohol are just throwing their lives away, I personally don't have any troubles with anyone drinking around me but the drugs have got...
    acissej10 acissej10 13-15, F 6 Responses Aug 30

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    Some people may not like you but you don't have to please all of them. You only have to please God .
    sunshinemae sunshinemae 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    she was so perfect.. everything was amazing! the way she made me feel was unreal, like when I held her the world stood still. I have had bad relationships in the past so I am very...
    josh8565 josh8565 22-25 2 Responses Sep 3

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    Center of attention once again but you don't understand no you don't understand then they try to tell me who i am but they don't understand no...you want a perfect picture to...
    Yovanna Yovanna 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I shave my armpits but not my legs, leg hair is there for a reason. I mean, I often wear tanks and that's why I shave my armpits- to reduce rumors bullying lies opinions etc. I don...
    dogsandwolves dogsandwolves 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    Yes I've been complemented. I've been called pretty the occasional cute, I've even been told I'm perfect (witch I don't believe) but even tho I get compliments I never know how to...
    internetrodo internetrodo 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    To the girl who don't Believe me when I tell you. Emily your perfect 😘 love you
    AlfieEscandellDerosa AlfieEscandellDerosa 13-15, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    This is a song by Dido and it very nicely describes how I feel about love. How I am capable of falling in love deeply yet I hold myself back for my own good. "Don't Believe In...
    daeneryss daeneryss 26-30, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I need to write this somewhere to get it out of my head. I have been feeling extremely suicidal recently and I just had one of the most disturbing yet eye-opening dreams. I...
    SaphiraJane SaphiraJane 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    whenever i try to please my parents by striving for my best in many ways, i would always end up in an argument with them, said being too immature. i don't think i am immature, why...
    yunisaurus yunisaurus 13-15, F Aug 22

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    3:30am and I'm awake in tears, I can't stop my mind from throwing the recent past in my face. Dating a recovering drug addict is so hard especially when he has messed up and hurt...
    secretdestiny secretdestiny 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago