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Old 10-18-2013, 01:14 PM
 
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I was going to ask, "Is The Bible Relevant Today?" Then I thought, "Is The Bible Relevant To ______?" I decided to leave today and the blank question out because I thought it might illicit more response. Feel free to put them in if helps you formulate an answer. I've read many of the latest posts on here. Thoughts on The Bible are all over the map. I thought this could be a thread where thoughts come together.

Anyone who has read more than a couple of my posts know where I stand. But, I don't want it to be about me. Besides, I like to keep my neck off the chopping block as much as I can.
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:36 PM
 
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I was going to ask, "Is The Bible Relevant Today?" Then I thought, "Is The Bible Relevant To ______?" I decided to leave today and the blank question out because I thought it might illicit more response. Feel free to put them in if helps you formulate an answer. I've read many of the latest posts on here. Thoughts on The Bible are all over the map. I thought this could be a thread where thoughts come together.

Anyone who has read more than a couple of my posts know where I stand. But, I don't want it to be about me. Besides, I like to keep my neck off the chopping block as much as I can.
Yes scripture is relevant today when read and understood by the mind of Christ.
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:46 PM
 
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Yes, scripture is relevant as long as it doesn't contradict itself, as it does with about 100 verses that support universal salvation, 100 verses that support annihilation, and roughly 25 that support eternal torment in hell/lake of fire.
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:53 PM
 
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Yes scripture is relevant today when read and understood by the mind of Christ.
Right on. The bible must be rightly divided. The Holy Spirit is our teacher.
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:01 PM
 
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The Bible is the word of truth, the written Word of God, and stands forever. Contrary to the beliefs of those who hold to a neo-orthodox position, the Bible is not man's subjective beliefs about God, but is God's objective revelation about Himself. It is therefore relevant and necessary for the believer's spiritual growth. Under the filling ministry of God the Holy Spirit who is the true Mentor, the believer who would grow to spiritual maturity must transfer from the Bible and into his soul those doctrines and principles of God's Word which is the believer's spiritual nourishment.
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Old 10-18-2013, 06:18 PM
 
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Yes, scripture is relevant as long as it doesn't contradict itself, as it does with about 100 verses that support universal salvation, 100 verses that support annihilation, and roughly 25 that support eternal torment in hell/lake of fire.
You're like a thorn in my side sometimes, but I can't help but like you Thrillobyte.
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:41 PM
 
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Thoughts are all over the map because people do not read it and do not bother to understand it.
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:24 PM
 
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Some religions need scriptures. Christians, Jews, and Muslims need scriptures.

The term scripture is not used by all. For others the Bible is just a guide or a historical document.

For others the scriptures are inaccurate because they are copies of copies and alterations are likely.

The bible is relevant as the sole and only word of God for fundamentalists and a guide to Christianity to others.
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:33 PM
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If the reader is wise and discerning enough to separate the wheat from the chaff, I'm sure s/he can find much relevance.

Sadly, some seem unable to do so and thus wallow in, and pass along, their ignorance-inspired interpretations.
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:41 PM
 
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It is while we have it. But if every bible was to vanish tomorrow, I will still be resting in Christ.
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