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Old 10-25-2007, 09:32 PM
 
Location: The world, where will fate take me this time?
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Once a great man of God told me that sacred scriptures from all religions were created in such a clever way that they had 2 meanings, the obvious message was intended to inspire the average man, while the other was meant to help the serious spiritual seeker on his/her quest for God, since that day I've followed his advice, but I would love to know the opinions of my fellow forum users and brothers.

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Old 10-25-2007, 09:37 PM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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I read the bible like I examine a piece of art.
I always try to get to know the artist, so I have a better handle on how to judge his work of art.
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:34 AM
 
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Do you follow the bible literally or do you interpret it with your discrimination and intuition.
I try to follow the Bible literally following the discrimination and intuition given by the Holy Spirit!
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:50 AM
 
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My church teaches, and I agree with it's teachings on this, that the bible was written by man, translated by man, and is interpreted by man. Interpretation is a living and on-going process. We also expect a person to study the bible and make an intellectual decision as to whether or not the scripture has meaning for today's world. Then, it can become a wonderful guide for life.
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I try to follow the Bible literally following the discrimination and intuition given by the Holy Spirit!
This is exactly what I was going to say!
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:53 AM
 
Location: ARK-KIN-SAW
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This is exactly what I was going to say!
I guess I just like to repeat kaykay..but shes right Cg81 I agree with what you said!
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:58 AM
 
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Scripture, Tradition, Reason.
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:59 AM
 
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I guess I just like to repeat kaykay..but shes right Cg81 I agree with what you said!
I agree with you arguy and kaykay... oh wait.. should have looked at what you were agreeing with first! (we might have an endless circle goin' on!)
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Old 10-26-2007, 08:06 AM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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I try to follow the Bible literally following the discrimination and intuition given by the Holy Spirit!
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This is exactly what I was going to say!
I guess I just like to repeat kaykay..but shes right Cg81 I agree with what you said!
In other words y'all don't trust anything but the bible?
If the bible told you to hate your mother than you would do that without questioning?
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Old 10-26-2007, 08:11 AM
 
Location: ARK-KIN-SAW
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Originally Posted by cg81

Originally Posted by arguy1973 In other words y'all don't trust anything but the bible?
If the bible told you to hate your mother than you would do that without questioning?
the bible doesnt say that though..it says to honor thy father and thy mother..

and of course we are supposed to question things..if you look at Biblical questions..you will find the answer to what you are asking or searching for in the Bible..

why would you be confused?
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