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Building a Strong Spiritual Foundation, Even if the Bible is Fallible


I ran across the following article the other day: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bart-d-ehrman/the-bible-telling-lies-to_b_840301.html?ref=fb&src=sp

The article discusses the fact that much of the New Testament is not written by the apostles and other authors that most Christians attribute to them. While this should not come as any kind of shock to anyone who has seriously studied the Bible, it may come to a shock to many Christians, who believe that the Bible is literally the infallible word of God (Jesus). As an attorney, and someone who has spent years studying the Bible, I can assure you that the Bible has enough hearsay, contradictions, and outright misinformation, that you could never have it admitted as as a literal and factual piece of evidence in a court of law.

The simple fact is that the Bible is fallible. Even if you could prove that the various books were indeed written by their purported authors, the Bible would still have been written by human beings. All humans are fallible, because each of us has prejudices, life experiences, cognitive conditioning, etc. which all help to shape how we view the world around us, as well as how we view God. Even if I had a direct revelation from God, the moment that I attempt to put pen to paper (or fingers to keys nowadays), I would have already corrupted God’s message in some way. I would have corrupted  God’s message, because 1) There is no way that I can fully comprehend the full scope of God; 2) I can only comprehend the message from God within my own cognitive framework; and 3) As soon as I attempt to convey the message, I will have put my own “spin” on what I experienced. Therefore, I can never write anything that can be construed as the literal word of God, nor could someone 2,000 years ago. Read more…

Is There a God?

March 21, 2011 4 comments

Jason II in the Light

Many people who lack faith in God say that God has never spoken to them; the response to that is “have you been listening?” At first this might seem too simple, and a bit smug; however, it is an essential threshold question. To hear God speak you must first be receptive and willing to listen. God’s greatest gift to humans is our soul that allows us to have a personal relationship with God. Our soul is the direct line of communication with God, it is how we experience God. Everyone knows that feeling in the pit of our stomachs, or the “little voice in our head”, before we do something good or bad, or when we are about to make a major decision; that feeling is our soul, the soul is telling our “active self” what we should do. Now then, whether or not you listen to your soul and follow God’s plan is entirely up to you; however, if you do not listen to your soul, then you cannot say that God did not try, or even worse that God has somehow abandoned you.

It is unfortunate that in today’s society, many people become jaded, or disheartened with the world around them, and somehow blame God. These people often point to God as the cause of all their problems, and therefore think of God as some sort of enemy, or even stop believing in his existence all together. Before beginning the path of spiritual development you must first understand and accept that there is a spiritual realm, as well as some sort of higher power in the universe. After all, it does not make much sense to be actively seeking spiritual development if you do not believe that there is some sort of higher power or a spiritual realm. It is not important what “model” or “form” of God you believe in, nor is it important what name you call “God” by. Read more…

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