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Is the Bible God's Word? (Do you believe the Bible is the only word of God?)
http://www.jamaat.net/bible/Bible1-3.html ^ | Ahmed Deedat

Posted on 01/04/2009 8:07:31 PM PST by Stourme

THE CATHOLIC BIBLE

Holding the "Douay" Roman Catholic Version of the Bible aloft in my hand, I ask, "Do YOU accept THIS Bible as the Word of God?" For reasons best known to themselves, the Catholic Truth Society have published their Version of the Bible in a very short, stumpy form. This Version is a very odd proportion of the numerous Versions in the market today. The Christian questioner is taken aback. "What Bible is that?" he asks. "Why, I thought you said that there was only ONE Bible!" I remind him. "Y-e-s," he murmurs hesitantly, "but what Version is that?" "Why, would that make any difference?" I enquire. Of course it does, and the professional preacher knows that it does. He is only bluffing with his "ONE Bible" claim.

The Roman Catholic Bible was published at Rheims in 1582, from Jerome's Latin Vulgate and reproduced at Douay in 1609. As such the RCV (Roman Catholic Version) is the oldest Version that one can still buy today. Despite its antiquity, the whole of the Protestant world, including the "cults"* condemn the RCV because it contains seven extra "books" which they contemptuously refer to as the "apocrypha" i.e. of DOUBTFUL AUTHORITY. Notwithstanding the dire warning contained in the Apocalypse, which is the last book in the RCV (renamed as "Revelation" by the Protestants), it is "revealed":

". . . If any man shall add to these things (or delete) God shall add unto him the plagues written in this Book." (Revelation 22:18-19)

But who cares! They do not really believe! The Protestants have bravely expunged seven whole books from their Book of God! The outcasts are:

The Book of Judith
The Book of Tobias
The Book of Baruch
The Buck of Esther, etc.
* This disparaging title is given by the orthodox to Jehovah's Witnesses, the Seventh Day Adventists and a thousand other sects and denominations with whom they do not see eye to eye.


TOPICS: Islam; Religion & Culture; Theology
KEYWORDS: biblicalfallibility; islamofacist; lds; mormon; muslimapologetics
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This whole essay is a pretty intense read.

Mr. Deedat takes to task christians that claim the Bible is the only Word of God...from a muslims point of view.

The LDS 8th Article of Faith: We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God.

Ohhh such wise words.

I'm soooo glad I have the Book of Mormon to go with the Bible.

Mormons will find this to be a very entertaining and interesting piece of work.

Catholics will probably find it interesting and some what amusing.

Evangelicals...should probably avoid going there.
1 posted on 01/04/2009 8:07:32 PM PST by Stourme
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To: Stourme
Do you believe the Bible is the only word of God?

Yes.

2 posted on 01/04/2009 8:10:16 PM PST by bubbacluck
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To: Stourme

No. I believe God speaks to me every day in many different ways.


3 posted on 01/04/2009 8:12:30 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Stourme

The Bible and the Universe itself. Both witness to their author.


4 posted on 01/04/2009 8:15:46 PM PST by xp38
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To: Stourme

Yes.


5 posted on 01/04/2009 8:18:24 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Resist the Obamination!)
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To: Stourme

The Bible is a collection of books written and assembled by man.


6 posted on 01/04/2009 8:22:21 PM PST by mc6809e
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To: reagan_fanatic

There is a reason that the Protestants tossed those books from the Catholic Bible, reasons that hold up. I choose not to take cults such as Mormon, Jehovah Witnesses and Seventh Day Adventists seriously.

Islam is a man made religion that was a response to Emmanuel.

The Bible is the inspired word of God and is without error in the way to salvation.


7 posted on 01/04/2009 8:23:06 PM PST by Patrick1 (conform and celebrate diversity….or else!!!)
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I choose not to take cults such as Mormon, Jehovah Witnesses and Seventh Day Adventists seriously.

I choose not to take anyone that calls other people "cults" seriously.
8 posted on 01/04/2009 8:29:24 PM PST by Stourme
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To: Patrick1

AMEN!!!


9 posted on 01/04/2009 8:31:02 PM PST by Glacier Honey
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To: Stourme

I’m not calling people cults. I’m saying clearly that these three are cults. Because they are.


10 posted on 01/04/2009 8:31:49 PM PST by Patrick1 (conform and celebrate diversity….or else!!!)
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To: Stourme

Yes.

And since it teaches divine healing, salvation through the precious Blood of Jesus, and the Baptism of the Holy Ghost with the initial evidence of speaking in tongues, I also believe in those things.


11 posted on 01/04/2009 8:33:50 PM PST by pcottraux (I can't tell the difference between Carl Cameron, Chris Wallace, or Bill McCuddy.)
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To: pcottraux

BTTT


12 posted on 01/04/2009 8:40:25 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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I'm soooo glad I have the Book of Mormon to go with the Bible.

Really?

What peculiar Mormon doctrines are taught in the Book of Mormon that are not taught in the Bible?

And where is the proof of the inspiration of the Book of Mormon or the accuracy of the translation?

13 posted on 01/04/2009 8:40:35 PM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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What about Holy Tradition == the word of God that was handed down orally? But not written down.


14 posted on 01/04/2009 8:43:16 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: mc6809e

Exactly.


15 posted on 01/04/2009 8:45:42 PM PST by MyTwoCopperCoins
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To: Stourme
Creation declares HIS majesty.
16 posted on 01/04/2009 8:48:20 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: mc6809e

Religion has always been a key to power... especially if the huddled, unwashed masses are illiterates, mostly. There is no way anyone can guarantee the “divine authenticity” of such a body of literature, which has, for most of its history, been under the control of a select few.

If Mormons can believe a man in the 19-th century was a prophet, and the Mormons number in the millions, population-wise, then the same thing could have worked 2000 years ago, and beyond. They were a less-educated population too, to boot.

We don’t have talking snakes and bushes today. Because they were made-up stories.


17 posted on 01/04/2009 8:52:07 PM PST by MyTwoCopperCoins
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To: Stourme; Religion Mod
Why did you change the title of this article?

There is a BIG differance between "IS THE BIBLE GODS WORD?" and "Do you believe the Bible is the only word of God?"

18 posted on 01/04/2009 8:53:21 PM PST by Between the Lines (I am very cognizant of my fallibility, sinfulness, and other limitations.)
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I choose not to take anyone that calls other people "cults" seriously.

Would you rather learn you were wrong about your beliefs now or later?

19 posted on 01/04/2009 8:54:48 PM PST by The Brush
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****Holding the “Douay” Roman Catholic Version of the Bible aloft in my hand, I ask, “Do YOU accept THIS Bible as the Word of God?” ****

From the preface to the KJV...From the Translators to the Reader.

1 Now to the latter we answer, that we do not deny, nay, we affirm and avow, that the very meanest translation of the Bible in English, set forth by men of our profession, (for we have seen none of theirs of the whole Bible as yet) containeth the Word of God, nay, is the Word of God.
• 2 As the King’s Speech which he uttered in Parliament, being translated into French, Dutch, Italian, and Latin, is still the King’s Speech, though it be not interpreted by every translator with the like grace, nor peradventure so fitly for phrase, nor so expressly for sense, everywhere.

***

• 11 The translation of the Seventy dissenteth from the original in many places, neither doth it come near it for perspicuity, gravity, majesty; yet which of the Apostles did condemn it?
• 12 Condemn it? Nay, they used it, (as it is apparent, and as Saint Hierome and the most learned men to confess) which they would not have done, nor by their example of using it, so grace and commend it to the Church, if it had been unworthy the appellation and name of the Word of God.

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• 1 But it is high time to leave them, and to shew in brief what we proposed to ourselves, and what course we held, in this our perusal and survey of the Bible.
• 2 Truly, good Christian reader, we never thought from the beginning that we should need to make a new translation, nor yet to make of a bad one a good one, .... but to make a good one better, or out of many good ones, one principal good one, not justly to be excepted against; that hath been our endeavour, that our mark.


20 posted on 01/04/2009 8:55:10 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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