October 19, 2004

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Thought it was about time i did another entry on here.
Well, I ended up buying a laptop on Ebay, which is a bit risky, but hopefully it should be ok. It was a good one, though, with a Pentium 4 3.06Ghz processor, 512Mb RAM, 128Mb graphics card, 60Gb hard drive etc. It's true that Ebay can be dangerously addictive, i've bought 7 items in the last week, although that includes the laptop and one textbook, which were kinda necessary. I'll have to try and be a bit more disciplined from now on.
Neway, I've just been to Revelation Rock-Gospel Choir, or Rev, tonight, which was good fun, although sum of the songs are a bit tricky to pick up, especially with no sheet music or words to learn from! But I think i've got the hang of most of them.
By the way, I am a bible-believing Christian, and do enjoy getting my brain stuck into all types of 'meaty' questions of ethics, morality, evolution/creation etc, so if u have any particular questions that you would like to have answered, don't hesitate to ask them, and i'll do my best to write an answer. The harder the questions, the better. :-)

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  1. "A bible-believing christian"? Is there another kind?

    Let me ask you this then: Do you think that the bible is horridly out-of-date with the modern world? I do think so and I'd appreciate your view.

    Peter

    19 Oct 2004, 23:36

  2. I think its out of date. They need to rewrite it, add a few new characters, new storyline, just jazz it up a bit. Oh, and make if factual this time rather than a load of…

    ajmiles

    19 Oct 2004, 23:52

  3. I'm wondering whether the lack of an edit button may be a good idea…

    19 Oct 2004, 23:53

  4. If the bible's too out of date for you, there are more modern books about Christianity about (I've just read "Chasing the Dragon" by Jackie Pullinger, and I'd recommend it to anyone interested in hearing stories about Christian Faith). The Bible still has a solid message though, it just helps to read it in context. I agree that some parts of it are just plain boring, but it really depends on how you read it. Oh, and if you think all the old books by the prophets between Song of Songs and the end of the Old Testament are boring, then I can recommend a short and rather more interesting one: Malachi (the last book in the Old Testament).

    So, good reading! I know many people have to do far too much reading at uni, but not me! Maths doesn't take so much plain reading!

    31 Oct 2004, 12:30

  5. Whoo, haven't been on here in ages, thought i should get round to answering the point raised.
    Firstly, I say Bible-believing Christian, because there are lots of ppl who call themselves Christians, not because they believe that Jesus is the Son of God, have repented of their sin, received His forgiveness and have a personal relationship with God, which is what the Bible says a Christian is, but rather these ppl see themselves as Christians merely because they are English, or because their grandmother was a Catholic and they were christened at birth, or they go to church at Christmas and Easter etc…
    Lots of these ppl would not believe what the Bible says, if they've even read it, so thats my reason for saying i'm a Bible-believing Christian, because I believe it to be the inspired, infallible Word of God. It's God's handbook on how to live life as it was meant to be lived.
    So, in answer to the other point, I do think it is totally relevant to today's world, why else is it still being read after almost 2000 years since it was written. U don't have to read the King James Version, there are plenty of translations that are easy to read. Yeah, sure, lots of ppl reject what the Bible says, but that has been the case throughout history, ppl rejecting God and His call on our lives. The Bible addresses loads of issues that are as relevant today as they ever were, from conflict to suffering, from relationships to vegetarianism. Try reading it, not just as an intellectual exercise, but really see what it has to say, the claims it makes and the hope it offers.
    In what way do u think it out-of-date anyway, just wondering if u had any examples to back up your views?

    09 Jan 2005, 19:56


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