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what is your definition of the Holy Bible, the Holy Scriptures, the Tanakh? - Chette - 06-14-2012 04:20 AM
I would like to have each one of you to define the word "Bible".
or the terms Holy Scriptures
or the Tanakh.
What is the "Bible", the Holy Scriptures, the Tanakh?
RE: Seeking Definition - agsilverbear - 06-14-2012 05:24 PM
Okay. Bible means book.
RE: Seeking Definition - Viper_99 - 06-14-2012 05:41 PM
Bible - Dictionary.com
a. The sacred book of Christianity, a collection of ancient writings including the books of both the Old Testament and the New Testament.
b. The Hebrew Scriptures, the sacred book of Judaism.
c. A particular copy of a Bible: the old family Bible.
d. A book or collection of writings constituting the sacred text of a religion.
2. often bible A book considered authoritative in its field: the bible of French cooking.
RE: Seeking Definition - agsilverbear - 06-14-2012 06:48 PM
The books of the old and new testaments were individual scrolls, authored for the most part by Jews, and compiled into a book by Christians. The Bible (book) didn't exist before the church age. The only claim that gentiles can have on the Scriptures is to the whole testimony of the book that God gave to them. If gentiles bypass the book (which contains the gospel of the grace of God to the gentiles) to go back to the old, individual scrolls (the Law) then they are seeking out something that was never meant for them, and ignoring the gift that God gave to them.
RE: Seeking Definition - Chette - 06-14-2012 07:33 PM
(06-14-2012 05:41 PM)Viper_99 Wrote: Bible - Dictionary.com
actually Viper I want you to personally define what the Bible is. I can get dictionary meanings all week.
When you hear and think the Bible what does it mean to you?
not gun Bibles, Bible of science facts, we are limiting this to "the Holy Bible"
RE: Seeking Definition - Chette - 06-14-2012 07:37 PM
ok I will be more clear
When you hear "the Holy Bible"what does it mean to you?
RE: Seeking Definition - Viper_99 - 06-14-2012 11:22 PM
(06-14-2012 07:37 PM)Chette Wrote: ok I will be more clear
For me, it means the living Word of God. John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. God's message to mankind. A guide book to the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Also 2Tim 3:14-17 comes to mind in the key to understand the use and purpose of the scriptures. 14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, 15 and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
RE: Seeking Definition - SilverSPUR - 06-15-2012 12:43 AM
The Bible is God's Revelation about Himself to us men and women. The Bible is His Word to man!
The Bible shows us how we are to live! It reveals to us how we are to love God and how that God desires and deserves our love, our worship and our service! The Bible reveals how God also loves us! The Bible reveals how we are to live holy lives and how we can become holy. The Bible reveals to us so much about who God is! ...and who we are ... and yet, how we can become "Holy, as He is Holy."
The Bible reveals God is Holy, Just, Omnipotent and yet Loving, Merciful and Gracious to man! Each of us can read the Bible and respond individually to His Word and choose to worship God and obey and love Him as HE demands and as HE is worthy of from us mere mortal created beings... or, we can choose to reject His Holy Word, revealed and recorded for us in The Bible.
I choose to do as Joshua so boldly pronounced, "...but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD." (Josh.24:15)
RE: what is your definition of the Holy Bible? - Viper_99 - 06-24-2012 10:31 PM
(06-14-2012 04:20 AM)Chette Wrote: I would like to have each one of you to define the word "Bible".
Why did you ask us this question?
RE: what is your definition of the Holy Bible? - Chette - 06-29-2012 06:20 AM
(06-24-2012 10:31 PM)Viper_99 Wrote:(06-14-2012 04:20 AM)Chette Wrote: I would like to have each one of you to define the word "Bible".
I would like to know your heart as to what you feel the Bible is.
The way people answer this question is an indicator of their own understanding of the word of God.
It is a way to get to know you without ever meeting you.
RE: what is your definition of the Holy Bible? - Viper_99 - 06-29-2012 09:25 AM
(06-29-2012 06:20 AM)Chette Wrote:(06-24-2012 10:31 PM)Viper_99 Wrote:(06-14-2012 04:20 AM)Chette Wrote: I would like to have each one of you to define the word "Bible".
Have a good day, and God bless you as you do His work!