You've not heard of the Holy Bible; the inspired WORD OF GOD?
Of course. Again, the issue is not whether a particular belief can be argued by means of Scripture. Even slavery in America was defended using the Holy Bible.
The larger question is what the Holy Bible actually means. Given that there are tens of thousands of Protestant denominations who disagree with one another - and yet claim that they are all based on the Bible - it stands to reason that the Bible as it is written is not sufficiently clear and requires proper intepretation and adaptation.
Thus, when one wishes to correctly understand the meaning of the Scriptures, would it not make sense to compare one's current understanding with that of the Christian community that existed around the time it was written?
So, yes, I know there's a Bible. The question for Protestants is: if how you interpret the Bible is true, why is it that the Christian community did not share your beliefs for the first 1500 years of its existence?
posted on 05/04/2008 7:21:08 PM PDT
("Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?")
I am not responsible for what others believe. That said. there are very few basic tenets of the orthodox (small ‘o’ is intentional) Christian faith. Churches that depart from those are in error.
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