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    World Religion & Speculative Theology - Thread: There really are Protestants who say "The Bible is God"

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      Quote Originally Posted by psalms 91 View Post
      If you believe as I do
      that the bible is the inspired Word of God
      then it may not be God
      but it is His Word
      so make of that as you will.
      The Bible is a Holy Book...
      It was caused to be written by God...
      Holy men of God wrote it...
      It was never written so be a substitute for God...
      That work was done by the Prophets...
      Their words were then recorded in Scripture...
      The Bible directs us to God...
      God the Word is God...
      God's words written down in a book are not God...
      They are God's words...
      God's Word is the Only begotten Son of God...
      Therefore the Bible is not the Word of God...
      The Holy Bible is a record of God's words...
      Written words are not God...
      Written words did not bring Salvation...
      But Christ Incarnate in the flesh sure did...
      And His Holy Body, Flesh and Blood...
      Is still here on earth under His Headship...
      And in it He is still bringing Salvation to man...

      This is a strange topic...

      Arsenios

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      Quote Originally Posted by Arsenios View Post
      The Bible is a Holy Book...
      It was caused to be written by God...
      Holy men of God wrote it...
      It was never written so be a substitute for God...
      That work was done by the Prophets...
      Their words were then recorded in Scripture...
      The Bible directs us to God...
      God the Word is God...
      God's words written down in a book are not God...
      They are God's words...
      God's Word is the Only begotten Son of God...
      Therefore the Bible is not the Word of God...
      The Holy Bible is a record of God's words...
      Written words are not God...
      Written words did not bring Salvation...
      But Christ Incarnate in the flesh sure did...
      And His Holy Body, Flesh and Blood...
      Is still here on earth under His Headship...
      And in it He is still bringing Salvation to man...

      This is a strange topic...

      Arsenios

      Agreed.


      I never deny that some person MAY have said something. There are probably Lutherans who believe they were abducted by aliens and had sexual experiments done to them. That just doesn't make that a Lutheran dogma. I don't care how crazy the thing, some Protestant probably said it (maybe hundreds of 'em) but since there are some 300 million or more Protestants in the world, it doesn't make it a Protestant dogma.

      There are time when Protestants (like the Bible itself) refers to Scripture as the Word of God and also Jesus as the Word of God. Maybe it would be more TECHNICALLY correct to say "the WRITTEN Word of God" and "the INCARNATE Word of God" but Protestants (like the Bible itself) don't always do that. But it's not a Protestant idea that a book is God. Obviously. And absurd, IMO, to even imply otherwise. Even though there probably is a Protestant who thinks that (just as there probably is one who insists he was abducted by aliens).

      Many Protestants believe that Scripture is inscribtured by God and thus is Authoritative and inerrant. But that doesn't make it God. I honestly don't think there is a difference between Catholic and Protestant perspectives on the NATURE of Scripture. Or the Nature of God.
      We are justified by works - just not our own.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Arsenios View Post
      The Bible is a Holy Book...
      It was caused to be written by God...
      Holy men of God wrote it...
      It was never written so be a substitute for God...
      That work was done by the Prophets...
      Their words were then recorded in Scripture...
      The Bible directs us to God...
      God the Word is God...
      God's words written down in a book are not God...
      They are God's words...
      God's Word is the Only begotten Son of God...
      Therefore the Bible is not the Word of God...
      The Holy Bible is a record of God's words...
      Written words are not God...
      Written words did not bring Salvation...
      But Christ Incarnate in the flesh sure did...
      And His Holy Body, Flesh and Blood...
      Is still here on earth under His Headship...
      And in it He is still bringing Salvation to man...

      This is a strange topic...

      Arsenios
      The bible is a book whose content is either the whole of holy scripture or a part of holy scripture. What makes scripture holy is the one who gave it and inspired it. The book is not in itself any more holy than other books but the message it contains is holy because it comes from God and God is holy.
      Pope Gregory I was well known for his alms to the poor, and he gave quite generously of the riches donated to the Church by the wealthy people of Rome. Everything from money to land was given to the poor in some fashion. He made clear to his subordinates that their duty was to relieve the distress faced by the poor.

      He ordered his clergy to go out into the streets to find and care for the poor in person.

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