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

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    I believe the bible is an amazing tool

    and gives us wonderful concepts. It seems to me though some people forget how many times it's been translated. If you're reading it in English those aren't the exact words of Jesus. There what a scholar believes fits best and someone's we don't have a great word for that in...
    Thespistx Thespistx 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 20

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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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    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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    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 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 31, 2013

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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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    I believe it has much truth

    but it's often misinterpreted and since god itself didn't write it's inspired then it isn't flawless Though I Will admit it's my amateur opinion and don't know far enough to say either way for sure
    shannonsjourney shannonsjourney 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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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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    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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    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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    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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    greencafe greencafe 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 18

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 4 Responses Dec 20, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I don't think I ever have.. My father was (still is) very religious man and he would take me and my brother to church every Sunday. We would pray, attend to church activities and...
    SuicidalSam SuicidalSam 22-25, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    And I'm sick of people getting offended and demanding proof. I don't owe them an explanation anymore than they owe me one. I was born Christian and no number of scriptures...
    sixstringsattached sixstringsattached 13-15, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    My mind seems to be racing through millions of thoughts tonight, and I can honestly say that sleep feels so far away at this moment. I often wonder about life, and about my purpose...
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    I don't believe in God. When I say it out loud, it's hard for me to understand why. I've always believed in God as a kid. I was raised that God heals all and we must pray everyday...
    Shygal3029876 Shygal3029876 18-21, F 15 hrs ago

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    I've been so played I've reached the point where I don't believe ANYTHING I'm told. That's what happens when you've been bs'ed for years and years and years.
    smokingrocks1 smokingrocks1 56-60, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    to have a boyfriend or girl friend it is only ever about looks figure how good you are in bed 3 main thing's men or women go for I don't have eny of them advantages I just don't...
    susangoga susangoga 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    When you don't feel happy, I'll love you LOL! When you feel lonely and sad, you can think about the new place you want to go, the country you want to travel to and the good things...
    HappyOrUnhappy HappyOrUnhappy 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    I've been plagued by contempt for my father for many years, and I'm trying to figure out if it's just an issue with my brain, with me as a person, or if I was actually emotionally...
    expandingforward expandingforward 36-40, M 2 days ago

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    I know I'm probably going to get criticized for what I'm going to say but I just realized how awful it is for gays to have marriage rights. I was always against it but about a year...
    JesusismySaviour JesusismySaviour 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    Frankly, my relationship with my mother sucks. I do not want it to suck. I do not want to be angry with her, but I am so tired. I moved back home over a year ago to get my life...
    DV527 DV527 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've had a close friend we're gonna call "Anna". And she and I have been close since middle school, no matter how many times my family has moved .. We've always remained close. Our...
    beyondrepair321 beyondrepair321 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Well I don't know where to start. My parents are getting a divorce soon. And it is my moms fault. She has been having an affair for god knows how long and my Dad is always very sad...
    youchewy youchewy 18-21, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I honestly don't think I do.. It all has to do with what happened when I was younger.
    flexb flexb 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Perfect responses for these: "You'll change your mind": How do you know? You're not a fortune teller. Or: You'll change yours about wanting kids. "You're selfish!": Thank you for...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    It is horrible. I don't care if it is not a person yet, it will one day be a person. Even if can't afford to take care of it, or don't want it, give it up for adoption. If you don...
    AnyExperience AnyExperience 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I think the problem is, a lot of times, parents don't try to understand. I don't think mine ever do. There's a video by a YouTuber called SuliBreaks, called "Parents are the...
    TheOpeningViolinist TheOpeningViolinist 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Sometimes I feel like people think I'm a "weenie". My god brother is a year older than me but way cooler, he was/ would probably super popular in high school because he's hot. He's...
    FutureVet2014 FutureVet2014 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    My mother wishes she never had me, even if she denies it. Ok, This is my story, hope is not too long, excuse my orthography. ...And how do I know that? She has told me several...
    Onixgurl Onixgurl 18-21, F a week ago

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    i think people have rejected me before i give them a chance. sometimes i think God doesn't like me. my husband is a major cause of my insecurities, as well as my emphasis on what i...
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I am gloriously 40 next month, genuinely looking forward to it. I also have a 23 year old daughter from a previous (read, teenage fling) relationship. I love my daughter...
    milotank milotank 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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    look I'm 15 and I'm already 6ft2 and i hit puberty really early . i really don't look my age . thank god to cuz i already got hit on by a girl in collage . she thought i look like...
    beaches21 beaches21 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 18

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    I want to start with a disclaimer: I am not being hateful and am trying my best not to be judgmental, so please don't attack me for my lack of understanding. I don't understand...
    anhonestgirl anhonestgirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    I know that suicide isn’t allowed in Christianity. But I have already failed God. I am already a walking sin. I’m nothing worth saving. I’m nothing worth pitying. I am...
    colourflame colourflame 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 17