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Response to Oddman (Reply #24)

Thu May 10, 2012, 01:19 PM

30. That is true

You do not get to nit pick. Hence my dilema. Anyone who claims part of the bible isnt exactly true isn't following a true religion based on the teachings of Christ. IMO that is the dividing line between true religion and man made religion.

I don't believe any of the bible to be fictitious. There are portions that are poetry, history, prophecies, etc. But all true.

Just consider that the old testament and new testament are different historical documents. OT is typically used as a reference to the world before Jesus. NT is what mainstream religions typically preach from, unless making specific reference to something in the OT by the NT. That doesnt make the OT untrue, just not as relevant given Christ's coming to die for us (that didn't happen until NT).

Many like to point to Deuteronomy (among others) and some of the horid rules that God created for the Israelites. But that was a true historical event and there were reasons those rules were put in place. However they only applied to the situation at the time, and not today (you can't kill your wife if she's not a virgin).

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