• It is a volume of antique writings of questionable morality and origin assembled in a single volume. In fact, (especially in regards to the Old Testament) I think the term "Holy Bible" is an oxymoron.
  • A book of words written by man and interpreted by man in any way they choose
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      The Bible was written by 40 different men, inspired by the Lord God. People today say it contradicts itself. No, actually it does not. Most people who read the Bible today put it into today's words and understanding. If one is to understand the Bible they must know what the definition of every word is in its original language, Must understand the culture at the time written, and understand the local manner of speech. Paul and the other writers would never write in a manner those receiving the letters they did not know or understand. If you take into account these considerations it is easy to understand how what is said is truth, If you fail to do this you will be lacking in understanding and not know the truth.
  • Self contradicting fiction that has created more harm that good. Honest answer.
  • Don't ask.
  • It means a collection of books about prophets written over many years and with several authors. The Catholics selected more books to include in their OT than the Protestants but both chose to include the same four Gospels in the NT amongst the many other Gospels that were apparently available. Most of the books are detailed chronological accounts of events and characters. The writings contain much that is moral and social guidance and words of spiritual enlightenment, in keeping with material expected from divinely inspired prophets of God. However, those parts of the writings which are self contradictory, wrong in the light of modern knowledge, prejudiced, unjust or vulgar are clearly the product of unholy hands and minds.
  • it tells us what god has to say about stuff
  • Chuck Missler of Koinania house Ministries says: "The Bible is 66 books by 40 authors which we now discover is an integrated message system from outside our time dimension." The Bible to me means truth but only if you can put it into the time it was written, the language it was written in, with the local customs and common usage of the people of that time. Too many people try to put the Bible into today's understanding and never hear the true message.
  • It is my guide book, an instruction manual on how to live a joy filled life.
  • All and everything. Without the Bible to rely on, all we have are senseless opinions to alter egos. Romans 1:21-22 "Because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,"
  • The English word “Bible” comes through the Latin from the Greek word bi·bliʹa, meaning “little books.” This, in turn, is derived from biʹblos, a word that describes the inner part of the papyrus plant out of which a primitive form of paper was made. The Phoenician city of Gebal, famous for its papyrus trade, was called by the Greeks “Byblos.” (See Jos 13:5, ftn.) In time bi·bliʹa came to describe various writings, scrolls, books, and eventually the collection of little books that make up the Bible. Jerome called this collection Bibliotheca Divina, the Divine Library.

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