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Many of us think bible is the word of God, but I think it is the word about God rather than word of God.

For example

Some books in the bible were written by a murderers who though God wanted to kill the enemies of Israelites. Just like the famous atheist Hitler who killed Jews saying "Jesus Killers". But later we see its recorded Jesus rebuking disciple for their wish to destroy a Samaritan village for not accepting them (Luke 9:51-56)

Some of the chapters were written by people in who's time slavery was not considered inhuman (1 Corinthians 7:22) they said, slaves should obey their masters. If you have a slave now you will be behind bars.

Some of them were written by people who thought  men can get married multiple times by divorcing their wives, Jesus rebukes them in (Matthew 19:3-9)

Some of them were written by people who thought Jesus will come back within days (1 Corinthians 7:29, 15:51)

Some of the books were written by prisoners.

Some of the books were written as poem whose literal meaning should not be considered as Truth, rather than it should be considered as a metaphor

Some of the idioms also should not be considered as God's word, but should be researched to find the right meaning.

When people wrote bible they made human errors in writing.

Apart from this there are translation mistakes, editor's mistakes etc.

 

If I open my bible, I will not get answer for the following questions

For example:

Is it right to have a Facebook account?

Is it right to watch Television?

How to drive a modern aircraft is not in the bible

When the doctor says I can save only the mother or only the child during childbirth, I cannot go ahead and find the right answer in bible.

 

Showing bible to devil or an animal or a monster may be a good idea in movies, but I would not expect the same graphics happen in real life. Bible will not tell me the name of the girl I will marry or the right course I need to join to fit exactly into God’s plan.

 

Just by reading the bible or telling the name of God mentioned in the bible a hundred or thousand times will not become a magic to control God and get the blessings needed.

 

In short Bible is not God or the direct word of God. Rather it is the word about the Holy God written by many different people in different situations.

 

So bible is not God, but I respect bible because it teaches me how to live & how not to live through the stories of different people in the bible.  But after reading bible I need to have a personnel relationship with the creator to know the path I need to take for my life. Because God is God; not the bible. Still it’s Holy because it talks about the Loving, Forgiving, Righteous, Peaceful, and Holy God.  

 

Please let me know if my idea is right or wrong? Please let me know your inputs

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Greetings,

 

Your approach to the Word of God is that of a liberal stand point. It takes the Word of God and attempts to turn into nothing more than the word of man. If this is the case, which it is not, then we would have no hope. The reason we would have no hope is that the very instrument that God uses to reach us would no longer be trustworthy. If it is not trustworthy, then we cannot be sure about God or salvation. I will attempt to put your mind at ease, trusting God to guide me in this endeavor.

 

Word about God

 

Many of us think bible is the word of God, but I think it is the word about God rather than word of God.

That is not what Scripture says about itself. 2 Timothy 3:16 clearly states that the Scriptures are God breathed. This means that the very words recorded are exactly the words given to the human author. Paul, when writing this was applying it to the Old Testament and New Testament as we know them, which included his own letters. This is no different than when the prophets of old spoke as the Holy Spirit guided them. When they spoke, they spoke the very words of God. Now this only applies to when God was speaking through them. They were men and lived life day to day just like you and me. They were not perfect as men, but perfect when used of God to speak His message. The same is true of the authors.

 

For example

 

Some books in the bible were written by a murderers who though God wanted to kill the enemies of Israelites. Just like the famous atheist Hitler who killed Jews saying "Jesus Killers". But later we see its recorded Jesus rebuking disciple for their wish to destroy a Samaritan village for not accepting them (Luke 9:51-56)

One action was the will of a holy, righteous and just God. The other action was founded in human desire. Joshua was instructed to carry out God’s orders. The expulsion of the nations that were in the promise land was twofold. God promised the land to the Abraham and his seed and God was judging the nations that lived there due to their wickedness (Deut. 9:4-5). The time was right for both to come to pass. Thus Joshua acted in righteousness as designed by God and not in sin. Therefore, he cannot be viewed as a Hitler by any stretch of the imagination.

 

Some of the chapters were written by people in who's time slavery was not considered inhuman (1 Corinthians 7:22) they said, slaves should obey their masters. If you have a slave now you will be behind bars.

It is helpful to understand slavery as it was viewed in Bible times and specifically as it related to the Jews and their authority over slaves in their houses. The following link will take you to an article on this subject. http://www.gotquestions.org/Bible-slavery.html

 

Some of them were written by people who thought men can get married multiple times by divorcing their wives, Jesus rebukes them in (Matthew 19:3-9)

Which author of the New Testament had multiple wives? If you are really interested in getting answers to your questions here is another link to help you regarding this specific one http://www.gotquestions.org/polygamy.html

 

Some of them were written by people who thought Jesus will come back within days (1 Corinthians 7:29, 15:51)

Man having limited insight to future events does not negate the authority of God’s Word. The Bible tells us that only the Father knows the day.

 

Some of the books were written by prisoners.

Many have been imprisoned through the years who were innocent. Others were guilty and have found Christ and have been used by Him for His glory. That is part of the redemption story. God takes the broken and makes it right. Of those, like Paul, who were imprisoned and went on to be used of God to write part of the Bible even while in prison, what were their crimes that they were in prison for that would cause them to be unusable by God to write a portion of the Word of God?

 

Some of the books were written as poem whose literal meaning should not be considered as Truth, rather than it should be considered as a metaphor.

Many of us read the Word of God at face value. If it is a poem, we read it as a poem. If it is an allegory we read it as an allegoric writing. The basic meaning of any of these is found by comparing Scripture with Scripture.

 

Some of the idioms also should not be considered as God's word, but should be researched to find the right meaning.

Why? How does man’s understanding add to or take away from what God has stated? The best method for interpreting Scripture is by comparing it with Scripture.

 

When people wrote bible they made human errors in writing.

This is assumed because you believe man is the author instead of the Holy Spirit through man. The simple answer here is for you to find one item that is an error. We are not talking about variations between translations, but in the base text.

 

Apart from this there are translation mistakes, editor's mistakes etc.

All credible versions of the Bible agree with each other on prime doctrine. Variations occur in simple grammar issues and do not change the basic meaning of the text.

 

If I open my bible, I will not get answer for the following questions

If you ask the right questions regarding these questions you will know if this is acceptable to Him.

 

For example:

Note: it is not the Bible’s purpose to tell you the specific answer to some of the things you ask, but it will tell you how to go about it. (I.e. God will not reveal in His Word the name of the girl you will marry, but He will tell you what type of girl you should marry and the type you are not to marry.)

 

Is it right to have a Facebook account?

Does having a Facebook account glorify Him? The real question is to determine how you are using the account. Are you sharing the Lord and setting a good example or acting like the world?

 

Is it right to watch Television?

Television can be edifying or detrimental. It all depends on what programs you watch. God has used TV to reach millions through various ministries. The enemy has also hurt people by the type of shows broadcast.

 

How to drive a modern aircraft is not in the bible

Does the Bible give any clue as to why something such as this would not be acceptable to Him? No. Yet, we can know how to use the aircraft the right way. Many missionaries and supplies have been flown into remote parts of the world and the gospel shared with people coming to know Jesus as their Savior.

 

When the doctor says I can save only the mother or only the child during childbirth, I cannot go ahead and find the right answer in bible.

To abort a child is murder. To kill a child to save a mother is still killing the child. There are times you simply must do the right thing and trust God for the outcome.

 

Showing bible to devil or an animal or a monster may be a good idea in movies, but I would not expect the same graphics happen in real life. Bible will not tell me the name of the girl I will marry or the right course I need to join to fit exactly into God’s plan.

Yeah, I would not want what happens in the movies to take place unless they are reenacting the Word of God on screen. I simply want what God does to take place. We know that Jesus used the Word of God three times when He was confronted by Satan in the wilderness.

 

Just by reading the bible or telling the name of God mentioned in the bible a hundred or thousand times will not become a magic to control God and get the blessings needed.

The Bible does not teach that, so you are right. It will not work like magic because it is not supposed to.

 

In short Bible is not God or the direct word of God. Rather it is the word about the Holy God written by many different people in different situations.

The Bible is not God, that is true. The Bible is not to be worshiped. The Bible is the Word of God and not just a word about God.

 

So bible is not God, but I respect bible because it teaches me how to live & how not to live through the stories of different people in the bible. But after reading bible I need to have a personnel relationship with the creator to know the path I need to take for my life. Because God is God; not the bible. Still it’s Holy because it talks about the Loving, Forgiving, Righteous, Peaceful, and Holy God.

If you believe the Bible is written by man and is corrupt, how can you trust it at all? If it is corrupt, how do you know that Jesus is the Lamb of God who died on the cross for your sins?

 

Please let me know if my idea is right or wrong? Please let me know your inputs

Do you understand the Biblical definition of holy? Can you call it holy and corrupt at the same time? The answer is no. It is one or the other. We recognize it as His Holy Word.

 

Lord Bless,

LT

I want to add something that you did not cover and that is prophecy and the accuracy of the prophecies given in God's Word. Many prophecies have been fulfilled and some are yet to be fulfilled, but none have ever failed ... not one. Here is a list that relate to Jesus only for you to ponder:

 

324 Messianic Prophecies

Gen. 3:15.....He will bruise Satan's head.....Heb. 2:14, 1 Jn. 3:18 Gen. 5:24....The bodily ascension to heaven illustrated....Mk. 6:19
Gen. 9:26,27...The God of Shem will be the Son of Shem...Lu. 3:36
Gen. 12:3...As Abraham's seed, will bless all nations...Acts. 3:25,26
Gen. 12:7...The Promise made to Abraham's Seed...Gal. 3:16
Gen. 14:18...A priest after Melchizedek...Heb. 6:20
Gen. 14:18........A King also........Heb. 7:2
Gen. 14:18...The Last Supper foreshadowed...Mt. 26:26-29
Gen. 17:19.......The Seed of Isaac.......Rom. 9:7
Gen. 22:8...The Lamb of God promised...Jn. 1:29
Gen. 22:18...As Isaac's seed, will bless all nations...Gal. 3:16
Gen.26:2-5..The Seed of Isaac promised as the Redeemer..Heb.11:18
Gen. 49:10...The time of His coming...Lu. 2:1-7; Gal. 4:4
Gen. 49:10.......The Seed of Judah.......Lu. 3:33
Gen. 49:10......Called Shiloh or One Sent......Jn. 17:3
Gen. 49:10...To come before Judah lost identity...Jn. 11:47-52
Gen. 49:10...To Him shall the obedience of the people be...Jn. 10:16
Ex. 3:13,14........The Great "I Am".......Jn. 4:26
Ex. 12:5...A Lamb without blemish...1 Pet. 1:19
Ex. 12:13...The blood of the Lamb saves from wrath...Rom. 5:8
Ex. 12:21-27...Christ is our Passover...1 Cor. 5;7
Ex. 12:46...Not a bone of the Lamb to be broken...Jn. 19:31-36
Ex. 15:2...His exaltation predicted as Yeshua...Acts 7:55,56
Ex. 15:11...His Character-Holiness...Luke 1:35; Acts 4:27
Ex. 17:6...The Spiritual Rock of Israel...1 Cor. 10;4
Ex. 33:19...His Character-Merciful...Lu. 1:72 Lev.14:11..The leper cleansed-Sign to priesthood..Lu.5:12-14; Acts 6:7
Lev.16:15-17...Prefigures Christ's once-for-all death...Heb. 9:7-14
Lev.16:27...Suffering outside the Camp...Mt. 27:33; Heb. 13:11, 12
Lev.17:11...The Blood-the life of the flesh...Mt. 26;28; Mk. 10:45
Lev.17:11...It is the blood that makes atonement...1 Jn. 3:14-18
Lev.23:36-37...The Drink-offering: "If any man thirst." ..Jn. 19:31-36
Num. 9:12...Not a bone of Him broken...John 19:31-36
Num. 21:9...The serpent on a pole-Christ lifted up...Jn. 3:14-18
Num. 24:17...Time: "I shall see him, but not now."...Gal. 4:4
Deut. 18:15..."This is of a truth that prophet."...Jn. 6:14
Deut. 18:15-16..."Had ye believed Moses, ye would believe me."...Jn. 5:45-47
Deut. 18:18...Sent by the Father to speak His word...Jn. 8:28, 29
Deut. 18:19...Whoever will not hear must bear his sin...Jn. 12:15,
Deut. 21:23...Cursed is he that hangs on a tree...Gal. 3:10-13
Ruth 4:4-9...Christ, our kinsman, has redeemed us...Eph. 1:3-7
1 Sam. 2:10...Shall be an anointed King to the Lord...Mt. 28:18; Jn. 12:15
2 Sam. 7:12...David's Seed...Mt. 1:1
2 Sam. 7:14a...The Son of God... Lu. 1:32
2 Sam. 7:16...David's house established forever...Lu. 3:31; Rev. 22:16
2 Ki. 2:11...The bodily ascension to heaven illustrated...Lu. 24:51
1 Chr. 17:11...David's Seed...Mt. 1:1; 9:27
1 Chr. 17:12, 13a...To reign on David's throne forever...Lu. 1:32, 33
1 Chr. 17:13a..."I will be His Father, He...my Son."...Heb. 1:5
Job 19:23-27...The Resurrection predicted...Jn. 5:24-29
Psa. 2:1-3...The enmity of kings foreordained...Acts 4:25-28
Psa. 2:2...To own the title, Anointed (Christ)...Acts 2:36
Ps. 2:6...His Character-Holiness...Jn. 8:46; Rev. 3:7
Ps. 2:6...To own the title King...Mt. 2:2
Ps. 2:7...Declared the Beloved Son...Mt. 3;17
Psa. 2:7, 8...The Crucifixion and Resurrection intimated...Acts 13:29-33
Psa. 2:12...Life comes through faith in Him...Jn. 20:31
Psa. 8:2...The mouths of babes perfect His praise...Mt. 21:16
Psa. 8:5, 6...His humiliation and exaltation...Lu. 24:50-53; 1 Cor. 15:27
Psa. 16:10...Was not to see corruption...Acts 2:31
Psa. 16:9-11...Was to arise from the dead...Jn. 20:9
Psa. 17;15...The resurrection predicted...Lu. 24:6
Psa. 22:1...Forsaken because of sins of others...2 Cor. 5:21
Psa. 22:1...Words spoken from Calvary, "My God..." Mk. 15:34
Psa. 22:2...Darkness upon Calvary...Mt. 27:45
Psa. 22:7...They shoot out the lip and shake the head...Mt. 27:39
Psa. 22:8..&quotHe trusted in God, let Him deliver Him"...Mt. 27:43
Psa. 22:9......Born the Saviour......Lu. 2:7
Psa. 22:14...Died of a broken (ruptured)heart...Jn. 19:34
Psa. 22:14,15...Suffered agony on Calvary...Mk. 15:34-37
Psa. 22:15........He thirsted........Jn. 19:28
Psa. 22:16...They pierced His hands and His feet....Jn. 19:34,37;20:27
Psa. 22:17,18...Stripped Him before the stares of men...Lu. 23:34,35
Psa. 22:18.....They parted His garments.....Jn. 19:23,24
Psa. 22:20,21...He committed Himself to God...Lu.23:46
Psa. 22:20,21..Satanic power bruising the Redeemer's heel..Heb. 2:14
Psa. 22:22.....His Resurrection declared.....Jn. 20:17
Psa. 22:27...He shall be the governor of the nations...Col 1:16
Psa. 22:31......&quotIt is finished"......Jn. 19:30
Psa. 23:1....&quotI am the Good Shephard"....Jn. 10:11
Psa. 24:3......His exaltation predicted......Acts 1:11; Phil. 2:9
Psa. 30:3......His resurrection predicted......Acts 2:32
Psa. 31:5...&quotInto thy hands I commit my spirit"...Lu. 23:46
Psa. 31:11...His acquaintances fled from Him...Mk. 14:50
Psa. 31:13...They took counsel to put Him to death...Jn. 11:53
Psa. 31:14,15..." He trusted in God, let Him deliver him"...Mt. 27:43
Psa. 34:20.....Not a bone of Him broken.....Jn 19:31-36
Psa. 35:11....False witnesses rose up against Him....Mt. 26:59
Psa. 35:19...He was hated without a cause...Jn. 15:25
Psa. 38:11.....His friends stood afar off.....Lu. 23:49
Psa. 40:2-5...The joy of His resurrection predicted...Jn. 20:20
Psa. 40:6-8....His delight-the will of the Father....Jn. 4:34
Psa. 40:9....He was to preach the Righteousness in Israel....Mt. 4:17
Psa. 40:14...Confronted by adversaries in the Garden...Jn. 18:4-6
Psa. 41:9.....Betrayed by a familiar friend.....Jn. 13:18
Psa. 45:2...Words of Grace come from His lips...Lu. 4:22
Psa. 45:6...To own the title, God or Elohim...Heb. 1:8
Psa. 45:7...A special anointing by the Holy Spirit...Mt.3:16; Heb.1:9
Psa. 45:7,8...Called the Christ (Messiah or Anointed)...Lu. 2:11
Psa. 55:12-14...Betrayed by a friend, not an enemy...Jn. 13:18
Psa. 55:15...Unrepentant death of the Betrayer...Mt. 27:3-5; Acts 1:16-19
Psa. 68:18...To give gifts to men...Eph. 4:7-16
Psa. 68:18...Ascended into Heaven...Lu. 24:51
Psa. 69:4...Hated without a cause...Jn. 15:25
Psa. 69:8...A stranger to own brethren...Lu. 8;20,21
Psa. 69:9...Zealous for the Lord's House...Jn. 2:17
Psa. 69:14-20...Messiah's anguish of soul before crucifixion...Mt. 26:36-45
Psa. 69:20...&quotMy soul is exceeding sorrowful."...Mt. 26:38
Psa. 69:21...Given vinegar in thirst...Mt. 27:34
Psa. 69:26...The Saviour given and smitten by God...Jn. 17:4; 18:11
Psa. 72:10,11...Great persons were to visit Him...Mt. 2:1-11
Psa. 72:16...The corn of wheat to fall into the Ground...Jn. 12:24
Psa. 72:17...His name, Yinon, will produce offspring...Jn. 1:12,13
Psa. 72:17...All nations shall be blessed by Him...Acts 2:11,12,41
Psa. 78:1.2...He would teach in parables...Mt. 13:34-35
Psa. 78:2b...To speak the Wisdom of God with authority...Mt. 7:29
Psa. 88:8...They stood afar off and watched...Lu. 23:49
Psa. 89:27...Emmanuel to be higher than earthly kings...Lu. 1:32,33
Psa. 89:35-37...David's Seed, throne, kingdom endure forever...Lu. 1:32,33
Psa. 89:36-37...His character-Faithfulness...Rev. 1:5
Psa. 90:2...He is from everlasting (Micah 5:2)...Jn. 1:1
Psa. 91:11,12...Identified as Messianic; used to tempt Christ...Lu. 4;10,11
Psa. 97:9...His exaltation predicted...Acts 1:11;Eph. 1:20
Psa. 100:5...His character-Goodness...Mt. 19:16,17
Psa. 102:1-11...The Suffering and Reproach of Calvary...Jn. 21:16-30
Psa. 102:25-27...Messiah is the Preexistent Son...Heb. 1:10-12
Psa. 109:25...Ridiculed...Mt. 27:39
Psa. 110:1...Son of David...Mt. 22:43
Psa. 110:1...To ascend to the right-hand of the Father...Mk.16:19
Psa. 110:1...David's son called Lord...Mt. 22:44,45
Psa. 110:4...A priest after Melchizedek's order...Heb. 6:20
Psa. 112:4...His character-Compassionate, Gracious, et al... Mt. 9;36
Psa. 118:17,18...Messiah's Resurrection assured...Lu. 24:5-7;1 Cor. 15:20
Psa. 118:22,23...The rejected stone is Head of the corner...Mt. 21:42,43
Psa. 118:26a...The Blessed One presented to Israel...Mt. 21:9
Psa. 118:26b...To come while Temple standing...Mt. 21;12-15
Psa. 132:11...The Seed of David(the fruit of His Body)...Lu. 1:32
Psa. 138:1-6...The supremacy of David's Seed amazes kings... Mt. 2:2-6
Psa. 147:3,6...The earthly ministry of Christ described...Lu. 4:18
Psa. 1:23...He will send the Spirit of God... Jn. 16;7
Song. 5;16...The altogether lovely One...Jn. 1:17
Isa. 6:1...When Isaiah saw His glory... Jn. 12:40-41
Isa. 6:9-10...Parables fall on deaf ears...Mt. 13:13-15
Isa. 6:9-12...Blinded to Christ and deaf to His words...Acts. 28:23-29
Isa. 7:14...To be born of a virgin...Lu. 1:35
Isa. 7:14...To be Emmanuel-God with us... Mt. 1:18-23
Isa. 8:8...Called Emmanuel...Mt. 28:20
Isa. 8:14...A stone of stumbling, a Rock of offense... 1 Pet. 2:8
Isa. 9:1,2...His ministry to begin in Galilee...Mt. 4:12-17
Isa. 9:6...A child born-Humanity...Lu. 1:31
Isa. 9:6...A Son given-Deity...Lu. 1:32; Jn. 1;14; 1 Tim. 3:16
Isa. 9:6...Declared to be the Son of God with power... Rom. 1:3,4
Isa. 9:6...The Wonderful One, Peleh...Lu. 4:22
Isa. 9:6...The Counsellor, Yaatz...Mt. 13:54
Isa. 9:6...The Mighty God, El Gibor...Mt. 11:20
Isa. 9:6...The Everlasting Father, Avi Adth...Jn. 8:58
Isa. 9:6...The Prince of Peace, Sar Shalom...Jn . 16:33
Isa. 9:7...To establish an everlasting kingdom...Lu. 1:32-33
Isa. 9:7...His Character-Just...Jn. 5:30
Isa. 9:7...No end to his Government, Throne, and Peace...Lu. 1:32-33
Isa. 11:1...Called a Nazarene-the Branch, Netzer...Mt. 2:23
Isa. 11:1...A rod out of Jesse-Son of Jesse...Lu. 3:23,32
Isa. 11:2...The anointed One by the Spirit...Mt. 3;16,17
Isa. 11:2...His Character-Wisdom, Understanding, et al....Jn. 4:4-26
Isa. 11:4...His Character-Truth...Jn. 14:6
Isa. 11:10...The Gentiles seek Him...Jn. 12:18-21
Isa. 12:2...Called Jesus-Yeshua...Mt. 1:21
Isa. 25:8...The Resurrection predicted...I Cor. 15:54
Isa. 26:19...His power of Resurrection predicted...Jn. 11:43,44
Isa. 28:16...The Messiah is the precious corner stone...Acts 4:11,12
Isa. 29:13...He indicated hypocritical obedience to His Word...Mt. 15:7-9
Isa. 29:14...The wise are confounded by the Word...I Cor. 1:18-31
Isa. 32:2...A Refuge-A man shall be a hiding place...Mt. 23:37
Isa. 35:4...He will come and save you...Mt. 1:21
Isa. 35:5...To have a ministry of miracles...Mt. 11:4-6
Isa. 40:3,4...Preceded by forerunner...Jn. 1:23
Isa. 40:9..."Behold your God."...Jn. 1:36;19:14
Isa. 40:11...A shepherd-compassionatelife-giver...Jn. 10:10-18
Isa. 42:1-4...The Servant-as a faithful, patient redeemer... Mt.12:18-21
Isa. 42:2...Meek and lowly... Mt. 11:28-30
Isa. 42:3...He brings hope for the hopeless... Jn. 4
Isa. 42:4...The nations shall wait on His teachings... Jn. 12:20-26
Isa. 42:6...The Light (salvation) of the Gentiles...Lu. 2:32
Isa. 42:1,6...His is a Worldwide compassion... Mt. 28:19,20
Isa. 42:7...Blind eyes opened... Jn. 9:25-38
Isa. 43:11...He is the only Saviour... Acts. 4:12
Isa. 44:3...He will send the Spirit of God... Jn. 16:7,13
Isa. 45:23...He will be the Judge... Jn. 5:22;Rom. 14:11
Isa. 48:12...The First and the Last...Jn. 1:30;Rev. 1:8,17
Isa. 48:17...He came as a Teacher...Jn. 3:2
Isa. 49:1...Called from the womb-His humanity...Mt. 1:18
Isa. 49:5...A Servant from the womb...Lu. 1:31;Phil. 2:7
Isa. 49:6...He is Salvation for Israel...Lu. 2:29-32
Isa. 49:6...He is the Light of the Gentiles...Acts 13:47
Isa. 49:6...He is Salvation unto the ends of the earth... Acts 15:7-18
Isa. 49:7...He is despised of the Nation... Jn. 8:48-49
Isa. 50:3...Heaven is clothed in black at His humiliation... Lu. 23:44,45
Isa. 50:4...He is a learned counsellor for the weary... Mt. 11:28,29
Isa. 50:5...The Servant bound willingly to obedience... Mt. 26:39
Isa. 50:6a..."I gave my back to the smiters."... Mt. 27:26
Isa. 50:6b...He was smitten on the cheeks... Mt. 26:67
Isa. 50:6c...He was spat upon... Mt. 27:30
Isa. 52:7...To publish good tidings of peace... Lu. 4:14,15
Isa. 52:13...The Servant exalted...Acts 1:8-11; Eph. 1:19-22
Isa. 52:13...Behold, My Servant... Mt. 17:5; Phil. 2:5-8
Isa. 52:14...The Servant shockingly abused... Lu. 18:31-34; Mt. 26:67,68
Isa. 52:15...Nations startled by message of the Servant... Rom. 15:18-21
Isa. 52:15...His blood shed to make atonement for all... Rev. 1:5
Isa. 53:1...His people would not believe Him... Jn. 12:37-38
Isa. 53:2a...He would grow up in a poor family.... Lu. 2:7
Isa. 53:2b...Appearance of an ordinary man... Phil. 2:7-8
Isa. 53:3a...Despised.... Lu. 4:28-29
Isa. 53:3b...Rejected... Mt. 27:21-23
Isa. 53:3c...Great sorrow and grief... Lu. 19:41-42
Isa. 53:3d...Men hide from being associated with Him... Mk. 14:50-52
Isa. 53:4a...He would have a healing ministry... Lu. 6:17-19
Isa. 53:4b...He would bear the sins of the world... 1 Pet. 2:24
Isa. 53:4c...Thought to be cursed by God... Mt. 27:41-43
Isa. 53:5a...Bears penalty for mankind's transgressions... Lu. 23:33
Isa. 53:5b...His sacrifice would provide peace between man and God... Col. 1:20
Isa. 53:5c...His back would be whipped... Mt. 27:26
Isa. 53:6a...He would be the sin-bearer for all mankind...Gal. 1:4
Isa. 53:6b...God's will that He bear sin for all mankind... 1 Jn. 4:10
Isa. 53:7a...Oppressed and afflicted... Mt. 27:27-31
Isa. 53:7b...Silent before his accusers... Mt. 27:12-14
Isa. 53:7c...Sacrificial lamb... Jn. 1:29
Isa. 53:8a...Confined and persecuted... Mt. 26:47-27:31
Isa. 53:8b...He would be judged... Jn. 18:13-22
Isa. 53:8c...Killed.... Mt. 27:35
Isa. 53:8d...Dies for the sins of the world... 1 Jn. 2:2
Isa. 53:9a...Buried in a rich man's grave... Mt. 27:57
Isa. 53:9b...Innocent and had done no violence... Mk. 15:3
Isa. 53:9c...No deceit in his mouth... Jn. 18:38
Isa. 53:10a...God's will that He die for mankind... Jn. 18:11
Isa. 53:10b...An offering for sin... Mt. 20:28
Isa. 53:10c...Resurrected and live forever.... Mk. 16:16
Isa. 53:10d...He would prosper... Jn. 17:1-5
Isa. 53:11a...God fully satisfied with His suffering... Jn. 12:27
Isa. 53:11b...God's servant... Rom. 5:18-19
Isa. 53:11c...He would justify man before God... Rom. 5:8-9
Isa. 53:11d...The sin-bearer for all mankind... Heb. 9:28
Isa. 53:12a...Exalted by God because of his sacrifice... Mt. 28:18
Isa. 53:12b...He would give up his life to save mankind... Lu. 23:46
Isa. 53:12c...Grouped with criminals... Lu. 23:32
Isa. 53:12d...Sin-bearer for all mankind... 2 Cor. 5:21
Isa. 53:12e...Intercede to God in behalf of mankind... Lu. 23:34
Isa. 55:3...Resurrected by God... Acts 13:34
Isa. 55:4...A witness... Jn. 18:37
Isa. 59:15-16a...He would come to provide salvation... Jn. 6:40
Isa. 59:15-16b...Intercessor between man and God... Mt. 10:32
Isa. 59:20...He would come to Zion as their Redeemer... Lu. 2:38
Isa. 61:1-2a...The Spirit of God upon him... Mt. 3:16-17
Isa. 61:1-2b...The Messiah would preach the good news... Lu. 4:17-21
Isa. 61:1-2c...Provide freedom from the bondage of sin and death... Jn. 8:31-32
Isa. 61:1-2...Proclaim a period of grace... Jn. 5:24
Jer.23:5-6a...Descendant of David...Lu. 3:23-31
Jer. 23:5-6b...The Messiah would be God... Jn. 13:13
Jer. 23:5-6c...The Messiah would be both God and Man... 1 Tim. 3:16
Jer. 31:22...Born of a virgin... Mt. 1:18-20
Jer. 31:31...The Messiah would be the new covenant... Mt. 26:28
Jer. 33:14-15...Descendant of David... Lu. 3:23-31
Eze.17:22-24...Descendant of David... Lk. 3:23-31
Eze.34:23-24...Descendant of David... Mt. 1:1
Dan. 7:13-14a...He would ascend into heaven... Acts 1:9-11
Dan. 7:13-14b...Highly exalted... Eph. 1:20-22
Dan. 7:13-14c...His dominion would be everlasting... Lu. 1:31-33
Dan. 9:24a...To make an end to sins... Gal. 1:3-5
Dan. 9:24b...He would be holy... Lu. 1:35
Dan. 9:25...Announced to his people 483 years, to the exact day, after the decree to rebuild the city of Jerusalem... Jn. 12:12-13
Dan. 9:26a...Killed... Mt. 27:35
Dan. 9:26b...Die for the sins of the world... Heb. 2:9
Dan. 9:26c...Killed before the destruction of the temple... Mt. 27:50-51
Dan. 10:5-6...Messiah in a glorified state... Rev. 1:13-16
Hos. 13:14...He would defeat death... 1 Cor. 15:55-57
Joel 2:32...Offer salvation to all mankind... Rom. 10:12-13
Mic. 5:2a...Born in Bethlehem... Mt. 2:1-2
Mic. 5:2b...God's servant... Jn. 15:10
Mic. 5:2c...From everlasting... Jn. 8:58
Hag. 2:6-9...He would visit the second Temple... Lu. 2:27-32
Hag. 2:23...Descendant of Zerubbabel... Lu. 3:23-27
Zech. 3:8...God's servant... Jn. 17:4
Zech. 6:12-13...Priest and King... Heb. 8:1
Zech. 9:9a...Greeted with rejoicing in Jerusalem... Mt. 21:8-10
Zech. 9:9b...Beheld as King... Jn. 12:12-13
Zech. 9:9c...The Messiah would be just... Jn. 5:30
Zech. 9:9d...The Messiah would bring salvation... Luke 19:10
Zech. 9:9e...The Messiah would be humble... Mt. 11:29
Zech. 9:9f...Presented to Jerusalem riding on a donkey... Mt. 21:6-9
Zech. 10:4...The cornerstone... Eph. 2:20
Zech. 11:4-6a...At His coming, Israel to have unfit leaders... Mt. 23:1-4
Zech. 11:4-6b...Rejection causes God to remove His protection.. Lu. 19:41-44
Zech. 11:4-6c...Rejected in favor of another king... Jn. 19:13-15
Zech. 11:7...Ministry to "poor," the believing remnant... Mt. 9:35-36
Zech. 11:8a...Unbelief forces Messiah to reject them... Mt. 23:33
Zech. 11:8b...Despised... Mt. 27:20
Zech. 11:9...Stops ministering to the those who rejected Him... Mt. 13:10-11
Zech. 11:10-11a...Rejection causes God to remove protection... Lu. 19:41-44
Zech. 11:10-11b...The Messiah would be God... Jn. 14:7
Zech. 11:12-13a...Betrayed for thirty pieces of silver... Mt. 26:14-15
Zech. 11:12-13b...Rejected... Mt. 26:14-15
Zech. 11:12-13c...Thirty pieces of silver thrown into the house of the Lord... Mt. 27:3-5
Zech. 11:12-13d...The Messiah would be God... Jn. 12:45
Zech. 12:10a...The Messiah's body would be pierced... Jn. 19:34-37
Zech. 12:10b...The Messiah would be both God and man... Jn. 10:30
Zech. 12:10c...The Messiah would be rejected... Jn. 1:11
Zech. 13:7a...God's will He die for mankind... Jn. 18:11
Zech. 13:7b...A violent death... Mt. 27:35
Zech. 13:7c...Both God and man.. Jn. 14:9
Zech. 13:7d...Israel scattered as a result of rejecting Him... Mt. 26:31-56
Mal. 3:1a...Messenger to prepare the way for Messiah... Mt. 11:10
Mal. 3:1b...Sudden appearance at the temple... Mk. 11:15-16
Mal. 3:1c...Messenger of the new covenant... Lu. 4:43
Mal. 4:5...Forerunner in the spirit of Elijah... Mt. 3:1-2
Mal. 4:6...Forerunner would turn many to righteousness... Lu. 1:16-17

Answer Seeker,

I am pleased that the response was helpful to you!

I am content to leave it up as posted. I think it is a good discussion. I will take it down at your request since you posted the discussion, but really hope you will desire to keep it up.

 

Lord Bless,

LT

Thank you, LT and Answer Seeker, for a great discussion!

 

In short, there are three possible answers.

 

1)  The Bible is the reliable and authoritative word of God, written by human authors inspired by God, which reveals God's plan for our salvation and is timeless and universal in its application.

 

2)  The Bible is a collection of writings by men in ancient times in which they share THEIR understanding of God.  Much of what they wrote is time-bound and culture-bound; of historical interest, but not necessarily relevant to us today.

 

3)  Some of its writings are divinely-inspired and a reliable witness to God.  Other writings are nothing more than the author's opinion. (If so, trying to sort of which is which would be a daunting task, leaving the Bible unreliable).

 

I hold to the first (a high view of Scripture) for reasons already thoroughly documented by LT.  Otherwise, the Bible becomes little more than a collection of fairy tales, albeit with a good moral.

 

Grace, peace and blessings,

 

Colby

Colby,

 

Good word.

 

Lord Bless,

LT

Amen Colby

 

>>If I open my bible, I will not get answer for the following questions

For example:

Is it right to have a Facebook account?

Is it right to watch Television?

How to drive a modern aircraft is not in the bible.

 

Every question you can ever come up with, the Word of God deals with. Either in generality, by giving you principals that can apply to it, as parameters or by giving you direct detailed answers.

1 Corinthians 10:23

New International Version (©1984)
"Everything is permissible"--but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible"--but not everything is constructive.

 

1 Corinthians 6:12 "Everything is permissible for me"--but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible for me"--but I will not be mastered by anything.

 

Romans 14:19 Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.

 

The "everything" in the verses above is not referring to sinful actions, but to actions such as: what we eat, who we marry (as long as we are equally yoked), and what career we choose etc...

 

The bible, the word of God, will speak to you personally, as the Holy Spirit makes the word come alive in your life, when you abide in it. You will then know if a facebook account is the wise thing for you to do or not.

LOLOL. David, you be sure next time to see if your reply is sensible. 

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