I don't believe in the bible, but I've read it in order to get an understanding of the religion and history behind it. It's always good to at least understand all religions even if you don't believe in them. It's also a book I found very confusing and old. It's very hard to read through.
because it's very long and hard to understand... but they do read most of it I believe in Greek mythology, but I don't have everything memorized, but I understand it and that's really what religion is about, understanding and believing
I read the bible and I have faith that it's all true. Sometime life gets in the way and I don't read the bible. At least that's what people tell themselves. It's because we aren't perfect, but we should try out hardest to understand God harder. And you can do that by reading the bible.
For the multitudes who have not read the bible but profess to believe that every word in it is the God-given truth, what the bible actually says is irrelevant. It is the fact that it has been almost universally proclaimed as the one and only, ultimate authority that has such great appeal for them. That claim to infallible authority is based on circular reasoning - the bible is true because the bible says it is true, making it virtually immune to logic, reason or evidence. Therefore it is an argument they cannot lose, no matter how uninformed , inarticulate, irrational or just plain dumb they are. They can wave it around like a talisman to ward off evil (ie - knowledgable) people.
Not only do most Cheistians not read the Bible, they fail to grasp the history of its existence. Having chapter and verse drilled into their conscience by well-meaning and trusted authority figures during impressionable youth is the initial path of most committed believers. Thus indoctrinated, the "truth" of dogma is inlaid into the psyche before the full development of reasoning and critical thinking skills. Fact is not at issue, acceptance is. For the majority, this is sufficient; there arises no interest to belabor the point any further. Hence belief takes the place of knowledge. Both are compromised.
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: ?I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.? Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles,
If more people would read and study the Bible they would be amazed at the history, science, and poetry, just to name a few topics in Gods word. This is your manual for life, and raising a family, read it with the Holy spirit and find out for yourself.
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If they call themselves Christian then they feel they should say they believe the Bible, yet many people who say they believe it don't even know what is inside of it. Some so called Christians don't believe the devil exists which is totally a non-Christian belief. I met a man who claimed he was a Christian and he refuses to believe in angels even though he claims to believe the Bible. I told him what the Bible says about them, and he refused to talk about it. My pastor says that if Jesus is not Lord of all in your life, then he is not Lord at all. Without even reading the Bible or finding out what it says, you don't know what true Christians believe.
Many people don't read the Bible but realize it's importance and value. This is meaningless unless the Bible takes effect in their lives. The Bible is extremely accurate and can be proven scientifically. It has historic events in it and everything has been proven true. This emphasizes the scripture at 2 Timothy 3:16 where it states "All scripture is inspired by God."
Some read the Bible and know that it is not just a book about God but a book from God. (2 Timothy 3:16). If you truly believe in the Bible - you will respect the viewpoints of others but you will NEVER compromise your belief for anyone. So, there will be situations where as adults - they will have to agree to disagree.
THE BIBLE or Holy Scriptures has been referred as "THE DIVINE LIBRARY" by the Roman Historian , Jerome:
*** si p. 299 Study Number 4—The Bible and Its Canon *** THE DIVINE LIBRARY 4 What man knows today as the Bible is in fact a collection of ancient divinely inspired documents. These were composed and compiled in written form over a period of 16 centuries. All together this collection of documents forms what Jerome well described in Latin as the Bibliotheca Divina, or the Divine Library. This library has a catalog, or official listing of publications, which is limited to those books pertaining to the scope and specialization of that library. All unauthorized books are excluded. Jehovah God is the Great Librarian who sets the standard that determines which writings should be included. So the Bible has a fixed catalog that contains 66 books, all products of God’s guiding holy spirit.
*** jd chap. 1 p. 5 par. 3 Jehovah’s Messages for Then and Now *** English author Charles Dickens noted about the Bible: “It is the best book that ever was or will be known in the world . . . because it teaches you the best lessons by which any human creature . . . can possibly be guided.”
Is reading or not reading the bible the basis of truth? isn't it most people do not read science of astronomy book? does that mean science of astronomy is not true? isn't it most people hate mathematics? does that mean mathematics is not true? you got wrong interpretation and analysis if that is the kind of thinking you have..
though i do not believe that most people do not believe the bible, but to answer your question why most people do not read the bible based on your observation, because we HAVE NO OBLIGATION to tell you if we are reading it or not.
do you want them or us to invite you every time they or we are reading the bible?
how did you know that most people do not read the bible?
do i need to tell you or to text you that i am reading the bible today?