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Message Subject Bible contradiction proof + Citations
Poster Handle Anonymous Coward
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I have been a Bible believing Christian for over 35 years. I have spent time in church and out of church. I have spent years doubting my faith. And I have also spent years where I have experienced the true Spirit of God/Christ flowing through my life.

There are major differences within the churches and denominations as to whether or not they believe Scripture is the perfect word of God or not. Some Christians believe it is error-free and others believe it has some errors; but that the overall flow of the stories and documents reveal that God exists, that he is real, and that we have a spiritual significance while on earth and in the afterlife.

Christians are who they are because of their spiritual relationship with God and with Christ. True Christians have accepted the spirit of God/Christ within them. There is always a struggle between the divine nature and the human nature within all Christians. However, if you watch a true Christ-seeking Christian over time, you will see that -- over the years and over time -- they become more and more Christlike. It is a life-long spiritual process. And, if I may say so -- it is WORTH IT!

Believing that the Bible is error-free is not a requirement to be a Christian. It may be a requirement to be a member of a certain denomination.

So this is what I am trying to say: If you want to know what Christianity means -- then start your own search. Seek Christ yourself.

A good place to start is with the question....
"Who is Jesus Christ and what did he teach?"

Start with that question - because that is the question that is most central to Christianity.

Start reading the books of the Bible that tell about the life and teachings of Christ. Read the books of Matthew and Mark to start. Write down your thoughts and questions. Keep a journal of those thoughts and questions as you read. See what happens. Start with Christ and get to know the spirit of Christ (the Holy Spirit); and the Holy Spirit will lead you into all truth. Seek and you will find.

 Quoting: nightowl

Reading is not intuitive. Its like saying you need a drug to affect or effect the natural cycles of your body system. Are you saying without the drug your body wont function. What about those without the drug? What about those without the education to read?
 Quoting: Ohwell

This post was written here for the GLP members who read this thread. It was a direct challenge for anyone who hasn't read the full teachings of Christ to do so. If you are on GLP then you most likely are able to read; and you have access to read the teachings of Christ, recorded in writing and passed down through history.

Start with the book of Matthew: [link to www.biblegateway.com]

then go on to Mark: [link to www.biblegateway.com]

If you still want to read more versions of Jesus's life and teaching from his disciples writings, then go on and read the books of Luke and John too.

I challenge anyone who is here reading or commenting, but who has never read the gospels -- to do so, and soon! It is free and readily available right at the links above!

Then, after you have read, ask yourself - do I personally need to make a decision about Jesus or not? Do I think he told the truth or not? Do I think he embodied the true Spirit of God? Or do I think these stories are all made up? Should I follow him or not?

That's really all that matters. It's not what every other Christian thinks or what the majority of Christians think. The teachings of Jesus will clearly show that to you.

And it's your decision.

I am not offended if you choose to read or hear the gospel message and do not accept it. I am saddened because I believe that you may be missing out on a great peace and fulfillment in your life - but I do not judge you for it or condemn you for it. It is not my place to do that. After all, one of the teachings of Jesus is "“Do not judge, or you too will be judged." (in the book of Matthew 7:1)

So OP and others who have never read the Bible or the gospels....are you willing to read the teachings of Christ and make a decision about Him and who he was for yourselves?

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