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

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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 5 Responses Dec 24, 2012

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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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    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 2 Responses Aug 2, 2013

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Jul 31, 2013

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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 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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Feb 18, 2013

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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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    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 14 Responses Mar 13, 2010

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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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    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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    I feel like only prayer can help us at this point...... My husband and I recently just got married. We immediately moved to a different state. On top of all the newly wed drama we...
    amcgarity amcgarity 22-25 6 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    As most of you know, I am dating a girl on here. She is a wonderful person and I couldn't have asked God for a more perfect girlfriend. But I have a weird feeling, like abandonment...
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    I've known some very not nice Christians and some very nice atheists. I am not sure all atheists will burn in hell. Think of the atheist standing before God; "You don't believe in...
    Scott1954 Scott1954 56-60, M 4 days ago

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    My husband and I just married in April 2014. I didn't even want to get married, but he did, so we did. Now I'm at the perfect time and age to have children. I'm almost 28 (will be...
    raziel1687 raziel1687 22-25, F Jan 6

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    Platana2100 Platana2100 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    If you think it's okay to scream at me in the street that the "devil will come for me and only god can purge my sins " I have news for you ! ITS NOT ☝️ I don't believe in your...
    LuiGina LuiGina 13-15, F Jan 11

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    I pressed on me too when I saw this title about 2 months ago. Usually I write about that subject 1 or 2 days later. But I thought this was such an obvious statement. Of course...
    fcnantes fcnantes 13-15, M Jan 10

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    I believe in every kind of love except for romance love!!! I don't know why I have parents that are together and they say they love each other... They have never done things that...
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    I hate going to church now I hate it so much. I hate it because all they ever do is sit songs for 85 percent of them time and barely preach and when they preach, they're preaching...
    uh2behonest uh2behonest 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 25, 2014

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    *points* see the hole over there.. I'm crawling out of it. I've had enough of sitting here thinking - wow that'd be nice if. If I had you here, would I have come back? Would I...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    The thing is, growing up, I always saw people doing these recreational activities like smoking pot, cigarettes, getting drunk, some kind of drug, etc. and to be frank, each and...
    Unalike Unalike 18-21, M Jan 7

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    I'm the most useless person who ever lived. I've never had to survive on my own, I've always been supported. No matter what, I always had a foundation to stand on. But in recent...
    IDidntWantToSignUp IDidntWantToSignUp 18-21 3 Responses Jan 10

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    I get a little annoyed at the ignorance of people insisting that there is some magical cosmic force, called Karma, that will punish people they don't like. You have Christians...
    LifeHunter LifeHunter 31-35, M Jan 6

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    I don't believe in gender, just like I don't believe in ghosts or goblins, and I don't get why after thousands of years of civilization and intellectual growth, humankind is still...
    astrophobia astrophobia 26-30 Jan 9

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    Timeline part 2. All of my metaphysical training and all my observations of the human experience, around the world and in my own life, tell me that there are no coincidences. There...
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    I believe I was put here to help people, and to lead people to help. I don't believe I can do that if they see my weakness. I would rather suffer in agony in silence knowing that...
    MsBree01 MsBree01 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    If there's one thing in life that hurts the most....it is goodbye.It's been three weeks since you told me that you don't wanna talk to me anymore. I said "okay" and "good luck...
    cooper015 cooper015 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    You can only roll your eyes so many times before you just go you know what? I don't believe you. You had me waiting for two years to be official you chose her then you come back...
    Kitten2514 Kitten2514 22-25, F Dec 29, 2014

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    Any guy: 'Can i get a pic of you?' Me: "On the internet? look bubba i know you don't trust that i'm actually a girl, i'm aware of the distrust everywhere about that. but do you...
    Meili24 Meili24 22-25, F Dec 31, 2014

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    Im always blaming myself for things that go wrong. For the first time in my life I just want to simply allow myself the freedom to feel. I am afraid. Yes, I aminsecure. but these...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F Jan 1

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    Talking to some hoe and I can't crack the account to see whats going on and being said but I do remember the past and you met her on Craigslist I believe... And I always see you...
    Nannyxd Nannyxd 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    I disagree with this. You know I believe that maturity doesn't mean anything by age I believe it means by experience. I met teens here that are wise and truthful here. I don't want...
    TheDesireToDance TheDesireToDance 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    My experiences are my reality. Whether you believe me or not doesn't change my experience. You may ridicule me of you like, but it will not change anything for me.
    Nixie1291 Nixie1291 22-25, F 5 days ago

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