I would like to make this as Universal and spiritual a question as possible...I am hoping we can stay away from discussions of specific religious beliefs. Okay?
Is the Bible still relevant today?
This is something I ponder a lot. The Old Testament seems a bit out of date in places. But on the other hand, there are great spiritual truths hidden within the Bible that still are applicable today. I know, though, that a lot of folks seem to think that the whole book isn't worth much.
As I am curious, and would like to know what our Community thinks, I thought I'd ask this question...I am especially hoping that Stingray will weigh in on this one. Actually, I would love to know what all of you think about the Bible.
Is it still "The Good Book"?
Love you all,
asked 31 May '13, 16:41
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Yes that's an excellent question and yes there are many ideas we can pull from it if you have the right 'reading glasses' on.
John Randolph Price has done some great research into the Bible in The Abundance Book and I recommend you get a mobile copy forjust ~$5. The lines that stand out for me are one where Jesus said to the sick person 'it is your faith that has healed you', and not me, being the message. Also somewhere else he says there will be many more great people (like him) to come and why not if we are to see Jesus as just another man with huge consciousness and super-tapped in to the powers that he (and we) have at our disposal.
answered 02 Jun '13, 07:54
There are many ideas to pull from the bible.
But ive found a revelation of a "person" there. The whole point is that it tells of the revelation " OF " Jesus Christ. I cant stress the "OF" enough.
Hes whats important, and who is "HE" ?
Hes you Jai ! Its just that simple. Who else could "HE" be?
When youve physically seen the real Christ the book begins to make perfect sense.
Now this Christ wont be "entering" you , or "joining" with you. Hes " revealed" in other words hes " been there all along" right under your nose.
Now when the God of the bible is viewed as being an entirely seperate entity from yourself the confusion arrives, religions are created and bollocks is preached from the pulpits.
Now we currently have 30,000 seperate bible based denominations . So much for the "Oneness" spoken about in the book of John!
The book , and every other book can only be understood spiritually or 4th dimensionally. We have taken a multi dimensional book and interpreted it 3 dimensionally. Weve dragged it down to a fairy story . Weve done this to "try" and make it all fit together in our minds.
Its led to confusion, error and misery.
No one who doesnt absolutely believe and know that there "ONE" with Source/Christ/God can ever interpret this book properly. They will end up in a miserable religion, stripped of their freedom .
But heres the good news, every single facet and aspect of God will receive this revelation. Not one will be lost in all Gods Holy Mountain.
We will all achieve this alignment, here or hereafter.
answered 01 Jun '13, 04:10
I will tell you this to answer your question. If a book is talking about things reported by people according to their understanding. Even if some did not understand everything correctly in that time and people still do not understand everything today, will people get the message when they evolve and grow in understanding and see things in the proper way as the truth. I will state this line of the bible: Do not judge or you will be judge to the same measure. did people understand this today? Do all people are at peace in this world and are not judging other? are those word written in the bible word for word? are they understood? are do you still see judgments and wars in this world today? is the book still relevant? Did people evolve and grow over the book? Do they have understanding of the truth that is above? If not I would say that it is still relevant, would you not?
When people will totally understand the book and the error in the book and will have find their salvation by going above then the book will not be needed. if one line said by Jesus for your salvation is not understood, Then I say you still need the book. But you might not agree with me and the word that I have use have fallen on the rock and will not grow in you.
We speak of what we know and report what we have seen,but none of you can accept our testimony.
when you become a little children of the kingdom you will be greater then John.
john gave you the baptism of water and many of you have follow him for a while. Yet he add told you that one greater then him would come that baptize with fire. You see the outside ritual of water baptism but you do not see the inside work that needs to be done. Jesus told you that you needed to be born of water and the spirit. Jesus was the way the truth and the life, he was the perfect example to follow he was your guide to the kingdom. he gave you the guide lines for you to do your work not just on the outside but on the inside.
Howbeit when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will show you things to come.”
In John 14:26, we learn that the Holy Spirit is our Counselor and teacher: “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”
In Romans 8:14, we understand where our direction comes from: “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”
In Romans 8:26, we learn that the Holy Spirit is there for us in times of weakness and prayer: “Likewise the Spirit also helped our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself makes intercession for us with groaning's which cannot be uttered.”
Did this came to you as a thief in the night?
There is still time use the time imparted to you wisely.
Let there be light, Be the light that you can be, Experience and enjoy.
answered 01 Jun '13, 16:31
One favorite quote from the bible is from Hebrews 8 talking about the new covenant:
I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest.
I like to think it means that we are all born with an innate knowledge of right and wrong. We are aware of when things aren't right by how we are truly feeling. And sermons are not necessary.
answered 01 Jun '13, 08:55
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the bible is revelant, especially if understood from who and the time the writings pertain. today's insistence on the intellectual all but obscures the intent of original scripture
Each time I go to church the preacher will do the preaching from the bible. There are many times the preaching talk directly to me and there are also time it is not relevant to me but it matters to the another one. The bible I believe is always relevant and always will be. It may be not for you by now but it is for the other person. It may not be for you by now but it is next time.