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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Aug 2, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Ok, people always ask me if I believe in god. I'm, not sure but my friends S, So, and R have very interesting opinions. S believes there is no god, that gods are of human...
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    I'm fourteen years old, going on fifteen in approximately two months. I do not know what religion I classify myself as being apart of. I grew up with my family being Christian, but...
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    I claim that I don't believe in a God or some conscious transcendent force. But, I guess deep down I'm just angry with the world. It's almost like a parent abandoning a child and...
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    I don't believe it's really in the Bible... "For the wages of sin is DEATH... (not eternity in hell).." I think Hell was made up by a confused person long ago...
    LulaZee LulaZee 31-35, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    I want to believe in heaven but I don't know if I do I mean to me heaven is a child thing it's a think you tell kids to make them feel better about death I want more then anything...
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    When people tell me that I MUST have kids, I literally feel like this: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/kids I don't want children, and have never been interested in children. The...
    spacepixie spacepixie 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 10

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    The truth is, I really don't know whether to believe or not. I know that everything happens for a reason, and to quote Steve Jobs," You'll always find that you'll be able to...
    IDontWantNoTrouble IDontWantNoTrouble 26-30, M 14 hrs ago

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    I waited almost an entire month to contact him. I finally send him a positive message, asking if we could talk, and he read it on the app we talked on that night. I waited 6 days...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    God, is He, or is He not? That's one question that runs through my head once a day. I used to be a believer, but I don't know whether I should believe or not.
    BeingMe98 BeingMe98 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    This story is for she who bore false witness on me, and in doing so, cut me off from remarkable members here. (An excerpt from the play "Doubt") A woman was gossiping with a...
    Contentio Contentio 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    And I don't think anyone else does either. So many people have such strong opinions on their beliefs but there is so much divergence in them that it is hard to believe that any...
    tastyfrzz tastyfrzz 46-50 1 Response Nov 23

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    ... I am married and in a committed and Polyamorous marriage.. I love my lovers.. what I don't have to do is bring their lovers into my marriage or my relationships. If their...
    GypsyHeartedPoet GypsyHeartedPoet 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    Haha, bigots are always a bundle of fun, aren't they?? Considering I come from the Southern United States, they are absolutely everywhere, and you just learn to tune them out; you...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 10

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    " I don't want to please God.............. I just want to thank him"
    Allsmilesgirl Allsmilesgirl 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    What more lies will unravel? Why couldn't he just tell me to my face? I bet he wasn't working all of those weekends. I bet he wasn't falling asleep on me at 9 and even 8:30 at...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    How can you fall in love with someone you just met? You can have a crush, for sure, but those tend to simmer down fast after you realize that the ideal you fell in love with is not...
    Featherwings Featherwings 18-21, F Dec 10

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    Everyone thinks they have everything figured out and that they have the entire picture. No one does and no one in this family really understands me and really listens. They just...
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    Never believed in regret until recently. You make decisions based on how you feel at the time, and that should be enough to see you through it. Right or wrong, it builds your...
    Shiningstar26 Shiningstar26 18-21, F Dec 8

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    I had been married for 23 years when I fell in love with another man. I had felt disconnected from my husband for a lot of years but thought I was doing the right thing by staying...
    Alucia66 Alucia66 46-50, F Dec 11

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    marvel901jones marvel901jones 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 25

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    I sometimes think god, if there is one, is really sadistic X( I mean why do I gotta be sick?! Tomorrow's Thanksgiving man! My friends and I 'suppose to be goin out to watch a movie...
    TransmutedHeart TransmutedHeart 18-21, F Nov 26

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