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Ask a Bible college Student
#21
RE: Ask a Bible college Student
(2nd November 2016, 14:10)ApeNotKillApe Wrote: [Image: meme_04.jpg]


I never meant to besmirch the good name of Spidey Claus. I assume I'm still getting the usual webs in the chimney.
Belief .. is the insistence that the truth is what one would .. wish it to be. The believer will open his mind to the truth on the condition that it fits in with his preconceived ideas and wishes. 


Faith, on the other hand, is an unreserved opening of the mind to the truth, whatever it may turn out to be.  


- Alan Watts, The Wisdom of Insecurity
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#22
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I don't want to sound rude, but what career do you plan on pursuing after you get a college degree in that?


But my tears would drown the world, as my inner fire would reduce it to ashes.
Emil Cioran, On The Heights Of Despair
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#23
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(2nd November 2016, 14:22)Vic Wrote: I don't want to sound rude, but what career do you plan on pursuing after you get a college degree in that?

As a former philosophy major I think I know the answer to that one.  Please don't mock us.
Belief .. is the insistence that the truth is what one would .. wish it to be. The believer will open his mind to the truth on the condition that it fits in with his preconceived ideas and wishes. 


Faith, on the other hand, is an unreserved opening of the mind to the truth, whatever it may turn out to be.  


- Alan Watts, The Wisdom of Insecurity
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#24
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(2nd November 2016, 12:57)vorlon13 Wrote: King James 1611 or not ?

Generally English Standard Version (ESV) or New American Standard Bible (NASB)

(2nd November 2016, 13:32)LadyForCamus Wrote:
(2nd November 2016, 12:31)Emzap Wrote: Third year Bible college student studying the Bible, intercultural studies, and counseling. Ask anything~

Wh are you here?

The main reason I joined was to gather insight into the question I posted on another forum: about how science proves that the miracles of the Bible did not happen. That was for an assignment, and I wanted to understand the argument better.

(2nd November 2016, 13:43)Whateverist Wrote:
(2nd November 2016, 12:31)Emzap Wrote: Third year Bible college student studying the Bible, intercultural studies, and counseling. Ask anything~


Do you study comparative religions and non-literal, fundy interpretations of xtianity?  (For the sake of your mortal soul, I hope so.)

Yes! There is a course about world religions, and I've studied various worldviews. The arguments are given for all sides, but with the focus being on the Christian worldview. Professors generally explain opposing world views, but continue to show the ways they are inadequate to explain the world we live in.
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#25
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Quote:Professors generally explain opposing world views, but continue to show the ways they are inadequate to explain the world we live in.

Yeah.  They have similar schools in Mecca that come to a different conclusion.



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(2nd November 2016, 13:48)Alex K Wrote:
(2nd November 2016, 13:47)Whateverist Wrote: Are you kidding?  Here is a golden opportunity to study the fuzzy headed version of xtianity straight from the horse's mouth.  Don't be shy now, get all those burning questions answered.

That was my first question. Why would you spend three years at a bible college?

Why would you spend your time on atheist forums discussing ideas? Probably because its something that resonates with your identity and beliefs. I choose to study at Bible college because I strongly believe in the Bible and want to know everything I can about the revelation God has given us. I want to grow in my understanding, and build relationships with people who believe the same thing as me. Its not just my religion, its my lifestyle. That doesn't mean I hate those who don't believe the same. It doesn't mean that I'm going to spend my life condemning those who do things that I don't agree with. It means that for me personally, I want to know my creator and live according to His Word.
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#27
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(2nd November 2016, 14:40)Emzap Wrote:
(2nd November 2016, 13:43)Whateverist Wrote: Do you study comparative religions and non-literal, fundy interpretations of xtianity?  (For the sake of your mortal soul, I hope so.)

Yes! There is a course about world religions, and I've studied various worldviews. The arguments are given for all sides, but with the focus being on the Christian worldview. Professors generally explain opposing world views, but continue to show the ways they are inadequate to explain the world we live in.


Can you tell me why you don't accept an allegorical rather than literal reading of the bible (assuming you don't)?
Belief .. is the insistence that the truth is what one would .. wish it to be. The believer will open his mind to the truth on the condition that it fits in with his preconceived ideas and wishes. 


Faith, on the other hand, is an unreserved opening of the mind to the truth, whatever it may turn out to be.  


- Alan Watts, The Wisdom of Insecurity
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#28
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(2nd November 2016, 13:57)Jörmungandr Wrote: Why do you believe the bible is true?

I believe the Bible is true because I believe in the God spoken about in the Bible. I have experience the power of God, and He has transformed my life. There is a verse that says that all Scripture (the Bible) is God-breathed, which means that it is inspired by God. 

Also, looking objectively at the New Testament as a historical document, It was written close to the time of the events it talks about, and the earliest copy we have found is within 30 years of the original writing. There are 5800 historical copies found, and the accuracy compared to the originals is incredible. The New Testament as a historical document is historically reliable, which is a good reason to me to believe in it. Internally, it is consistent, even though there are many writers who contributed to the overall Bible who wrote over a long period of time.
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#29
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(2nd November 2016, 14:40)Emzap Wrote: Yes! There is a course about world religions, and I've studied various worldviews. The arguments are given for all sides, but with the focus being on the Christian worldview. Professors generally explain opposing world views, but continue to show the ways they are inadequate to explain the world we live in.

Oh, that's nice. But do tell, do the professors also point out ways in which christianity is inadequate to explain the world we live in?
"Give a man a fire and he'll be warm for a night. Set a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life." - Terry Pratchett.
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(2nd November 2016, 14:20)Whateverist Wrote:
(2nd November 2016, 14:10)ApeNotKillApe Wrote: [Image: meme_04.jpg]


I never meant to besmirch the good name of Spidey Claus. I assume I'm still getting the usual webs in the chimney.

Webs if you're lucky.
I am John Cena's hip-hop album.
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