Why do you understand the Bible?

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  1. wondering

    wondering Member

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    Hi Runner
    I agree with paragraph 2.
    What I cannot accept with my brain, I cannot accept with my heart.

    I once said that God is problematic in the OT because the Hebrews, Israelites and Jews attributed everything to God,,,even what He did Not do. If one can accept this, everything becomes easier to understand.

    That's all I'll say in this thread.

    PS your last sentence is also true.
     
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  2. JohnDB

    JohnDB Staff Member Moderator

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    Christian:
    Yes
    What I can see from history...

    God set things up perfectly and no sooner than it was set up man tried his best to destroy what God set up. From the Garden in Eden to Aaron's sons to Achin to Annanias and Sapphira.
    But God
    Had Messengers to help set things straight. From Abel to Noah to Joseph to Moses to Jeremiah to John the Baptist to Constantine to Martin Luther to Billy Graham.

    There comes times in our history that God had to just about wipe Everyone out. From the flood to The Exile to Diaspora to the Dark Ages...just to erase the board and start again.

    Then when dealing with prophecy... apparently we have another "Erasure" coming up in the future. This one is going to be final.

    When we major on the minors... like hand washing (they once measured the water for each hand)
    Or completely forget/discount what God has said (Hezekiah, Elijah, Joash, or Luther) the reckoning is coming.

    Today there's a hostility like never before...words and actions don't ever seem to match and nobody seems to notice.. but that's how this nation started...with a guerilla war between the denominations trying to escape the guerilla war in Europe.

    *Sigh*

    Do I have flaws in my theological positions?
    I'm sure that I do.

    Can I change?
    Maybe...but I don't think so.
     

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