Is the Bible 100% true?
I am new to this forum, and have struggled with my own issues. However, as a Christian I will tell you an experience I once had. I heard the Voice within tell me that "the "word" without the "Spirit" is nothing more than the law." You can have the word (bible) without the Spirit, but many have ended up misusing the word because they do not know the Spirit behind it. However, when you have the Spirit, you also have the word.
One person posted on this site:
"I thought Jesus was supposed to be the Word of God. Are there 2 Words of God? Personally, I don't think anyone of any faith should put too much stock in any holy book. You don't find god through books. We've seen how dangerous people can become when they put all their faith, hope, trust into and base their lives on books. "
This is true. Jesus is the word of God, not a book. Jesus himself told the pharisees in John 5:39-40 (NASB) "you search the scriptures, because in them you have eternal life; and it is these that bear witness of ME (my empahsis); and you are unwilling to come to ME, that you may have life."
Paul also said in 2 Corinthians 3:5-6 (New American Standard Bible) "Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God, who also made us adequate as servants of a new covenant, not of the letter, but of the Spirit, for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life."
You can learn much about God in scripture, but that is all you will have, knowledge. And as someone else on this thread said, someone who has knowledge in hand without the Spirit that goes with it is dangerous. And according to that same Paul in 1 Cor 8 he says that knowledge puffs up and causes arrogance, but love edifies. To truly have life, abundant and ever flowing, the Spirit is where it's at. That is where, what you learn about God becomes personal and experiential to you. That is where you begin to not just know of God's love and acceptance for you (or me) but rather that's where you begin to feel and experience in heart and soul for yourself God's love. This is where you begin to be filled up with that love and acceptance. This is where what we hear and have learned becomes reality in our lives.
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