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Your Interpretation Of The Bible Is Not The Definitive Answer

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Posted by John Morgan Powell on April 9, 2001 18:09:07 UTC

Your interpretation of the Bible is not necessarily what the ancients believed.

I don't think that Old Testament prophets considered God to be of such a nature that the reasoning man could not find Him. They would have argued that reason forces one to accept God. However, when their arguments didn't seem to sway you they would have been inclined to call in the religious mob to use force to make their point. Where reasoning fails, violence can still win the argument.

Later Christian philosophers incorporated more modern philosphies about God such as being big enough to be omnipresent, but small enough to dwell in your heart and other incomprehensible things. The O.T. prophets did not believe in the Trinity, for example. That's a later invention.

The whole statement "The God of the Bible" is vague. Different authors had different conceptions of God. Even today you can listen to a husband and wife of the same religion pray to what appears to be a God of a different personality. We create God, not vice versa.

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