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Posted 10/24/08
You should have included an option for 'never'
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You should have included an option for 'never'


So stick how can you be againts somthing you never read.....
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Stickmania wrote:

You should have included an option for 'never'


So stick how can you be againts somthing you never read.....


That's a good argument. If I never tried calamari, would I still hate it? I love calamari, but who knew fried squid could be so delicious. Open your mind, open your heart and try it before you knock it.

However, I am going to have to disagree with myself as well, if I am stuck in my ways, I am going to be happy that I never had calamari, almost proud of it.

But thats where the line is drawn, can we know we really don't like something without trying it?
Posted 10/24/08 , edited 10/24/08

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Ratman21 wrote:


Stickmania wrote:

You should have included an option for 'never'


So stick how can you be againts somthing you never read.....


That's a good argument. If I never tried calamari, would I still hate it? I love calamari, but who knew fried squid could be so delicious. Open your mind, open your heart and try it before you knock it.

However, I am going to have to disagree with myself as well, if I am stuck in my ways, I am going to be happy that I never had calamari, almost proud of it.

But thats where the line is drawn, can we know we really don't like something without trying it?


Thats not really a good argument is it- I have been forced to read it in the past, but the thread is, unless I am mistaken, about how much you read it on a day to day basis- not about how much you have or have not read it in the past. Anyway the whole book is pretty useless even to you christians as it has been constantly twisted over the centuries by various corrupt individuals and simple mistranslation- it isn't god's word anymore (if indeed it ever was) I would recommend you stop reading it to be honest and start basing your beliefs on something more solid.
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Posted 10/24/08
This is why as Christians, we need to read it for ourselves and educate ourselves on it and base our beliefs on the convictions of the Holy Spirit (and not what people tell us, preaching is good, but we need a firm foundation based on our personal relationship with God) The Bible is a solid source to base things on, because the Bible cannot be contradicted (it is historically accurate, all the prophecies in the Old Testament about the Messiah have been fulfilled by Jesus Christ, The books of the Bible have thousands of ancient copies that stay consistent with each other...) I believe the Bible is the Word of God not solely based on the facts that support it, but on my personal experiences that I have had with God and in my life. However, it is fundamental that Christians read the Bible on their own and let the Holy Spirit interpret it, pray over verses we don't understand, and live the life that the Bible depicts as honoring and obedient to God.
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Posted 10/24/08
Ok we are getting off topic here.. How about a thread "The Bible true or not"
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Posted 10/24/08

Stickmania wrote:


cryolyger wrote:


Ratman21 wrote:


Stickmania wrote:

You should have included an option for 'never'


So stick how can you be againts somthing you never read.....


That's a good argument. If I never tried calamari, would I still hate it? I love calamari, but who knew fried squid could be so delicious. Open your mind, open your heart and try it before you knock it.

However, I am going to have to disagree with myself as well, if I am stuck in my ways, I am going to be happy that I never had calamari, almost proud of it.

But thats where the line is drawn, can we know we really don't like something without trying it?


Thats not really a good argument is it- I have been forced to read it in the past, but the thread is, unless I am mistaken, about how much you read it on a day to day basis- not about how much you have or have not read it in the past. Anyway the whole book is pretty useless even to you christians as it has been constantly twisted over the centuries by various corrupt individuals and simple mistranslation- it isn't god's word anymore (if indeed it ever was) I would recommend you stop reading it to be honest and start basing your beliefs on something more solid.


Careful there sticks, It is God's word, the difference is not necessarily in corrupt people altering it for their benefit, many, if not most of the alterations is on perception, and accuracy. No one would argue NKJV is different from the ESV. But would argue on the validity the denominations hold to, the baptists are going to want the parts they believe to be as close to the original latin as possible. Where as the Scoffield student bibles only alteration is in the concept of God changes of time. So thank the divisions of the church for the differences in the bible, man himself is corrupt.

Perhaps this will help you understand my meaning: When writing an essay, you quote both sides of the issue. You pick the quote s that best supports your thesis, and the remaining quotes you choose to represent your opposition, and then u tear down the other side. In any regard, I am off topic a bit, but going back to your post, the option never, it shouldn't be considered, since the thread isn't necessarily intended for you. It is how often do you read, pertaining to Christians, or the ones that do read. Read, as in past tense doesn't apply to the question.
Posted 10/24/08

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This is why as Christians, we need to read it for ourselves and educate ourselves on it and base our beliefs on the convictions of the Holy Spirit (and not what people tell us, preaching is good, but we need a firm foundation based on our personal relationship with God) The Bible is a solid source to base things on, because the Bible cannot be contradicted (it is historically accurate, all the prophecies in the Old Testament about the Messiah have been fulfilled by Jesus Christ, The books of the Bible have thousands of ancient copies that stay consistent with each other...) I believe the Bible is the Word of God not solely based on the facts that support it, but on my personal experiences that I have had with God and in my life. However, it is fundamental that Christians read the Bible on their own and let the Holy Spirit interpret it, pray over verses we don't understand, and live the life that the Bible depicts as honoring and obedient to God.


Historically accurate lol, and saying the bible cannot be contradicted is fairly silly when the bible actually contradicts ITSELF for crying out loud XD

Incidentally sir, I am quite sure that the prophecies spoken of in the old testament will appear to be true if you base your answer completely on what the bible says. Going beyond this I will even go so far as to say that most will eventually appear to come true even if you don't- so long as they aren't too ridiculous and you aren't afraid to be a bit vague on the 'when' bit- you will have unlimited chances after all. However the bible itself only mentions the prophecies which can be interpreted as coming close to being fulfilled- it fails to mention the thousands that have been made that then failed to materialise as promised (basically almost anything that was specific about timings or defied the laws of physics etc)

One final point I would like you to consider is that the events might well have actually happened before the 'prophecy' was made. It is the kind of detail that corrupt priests might add to the records later to spice up the story and convert gullible people- it does make it seem less of a co-incidence if there was a 'prophecy' for-telling it after all. And after all who could possibly contradict them as there would have been nobody left alive from when the prophecy was supposedly made to challenge the legitimacy of their fabrication. Very easy to do indeed and judging by history's standards very likely to boot.

By all means respond to this but can you PM me or start a new thread and let me know rather than replying here cos Ratman is getting ticked off about this thread going off topic.
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Posted 10/24/08
I read over twenty minutes usually. I do my own devotions, along with some reading for Sunday School. I don't usually see how long I can read for, though, but I try to see what I get out of my reading.
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Posted 12/22/08
hmmm...i admit i don't reach an hour everyday, 40 minutes tops..but with God's grace i am happy i do it daily now..before i still miss whenever im very busy....which for me busy means..Being Under Satan's Yolk..i tried to overcome this with prayer also....one point i gotta make is that..it doesn't really rely alone on the length of time you set aside to read the Bible of course because we've got a lot of things to do too..it also depends on the quality of time it is when you do..we gotta read with our hearts on the reading and of course ask God to talk to you through what you are reading..i think that's really important too....^_____^



nice day everyone!


read your Bible and pray everyday so we'll all grow grow grow..spiritually..
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Posted 12/31/08
I don't know..
it depends on what chapters im reading ..and i have to meditate it then...so maybe 1-20 mins...

starting tomorrow..Jan 1.
I will start reading the Bible again for a whole year..I have a Bible reading guide.
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i don't.. i just listen to the sermons
Posted 6/17/10
i read a verse or 2 frm the Bible
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