What is the Bible?
— the Christian scriptures, consisting of the Old and New Testaments. "verses from the Bible"
— religion based on the person and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, or its beliefs and practices
— the Jewish scriptures, consisting of the Torah or Law, the Prophets, and the Hagiographa or Writings
What does the Bible say about...?
What does the Bible say about abortion?
Well, the word "abortion" does not appear in any translation of the bible. Check this out for more information.
What does the Bible say about love?
“God created man in His own image...male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth’ ” (Genesis 1:27, 28, NKJV).
This can be seen as the first marriage, supposedly occurring on the sixth day of God's creation of the Earth. Reading on we see, “He brought her to the man. And Adam said, ‘This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh.’ . . . Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Genesis 2:22-24).
What does the Bible say about divorce?
Within Leviticus and Deuteronomy, there are statements of law regarding divorce. Some keywords being: garash, a Hebrew word meaning “To drive out from a possession. To cast out a woman. Put away from her husband,”; the Hebrew word kriythuwth , “To cut, destroy or consume. To sever something from something else by cutting with a blade. In the case of a cut off person... not killed but driven out of the family and removed from the blessing of the covenant.”
During the times the Bible was assembled, getting a divorce required a written bill. According to the Old Testament, a man can divorce his wife of she failed to please him, or if he found uncleanliness in her. If so, she was cast away.
“When a man takes a wife and marries her, and it happens that she finds no favor in his eyes because he has found some indecency in her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce and puts in her hand and sends her out from his house, and she leaves his house and goes and becomes another man’s wife, and if the latter husband turns against her and writes her a certificate of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out of his house, or if the latter husband dies who took her to be his wife, then her former husband who sent her away is not allowed to take her again to be his wife, since she has been defiled; for that is an abomination before the Lord, and you shall not bring sin on the land which the Lord your God gives you as an inheritance” (Deuteronomy 24:1-4 NASB).
What does the Bible say about slavery?
When you start looking at the Bible for answers regarding slavery, you quickly learn some alarming information things. For example:
The Bible translations do refer to slaves. In Exodus 21 we find the passage, "When you buy a Hebrew slave, he shall serve six years, and in the seventh, he shall go out free, for nothing." This clearly implies the acceptability of purchasing and releasing another human being based on their religious identity. The next paragraph goes on to clarify how a man can sell his daughter as a slave. Exodus is particularly nasty when discussing slavery, while Deuteronomy and Leviticus are a bit less brutal. So according to the Old Testament, slavery is acceptable.
The New Testament does not insist or command the releasing of slaves either. In fact, there were times when slaves were beaten and killed in the New Testament.
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Thomas Paine on the Bible
In Thomas Paine's The Age of Reason, he writes about the a scathing review of the Bible.
“It is because ye are sunk in the cruelty of superstition, or feel no interest in the honour of your Creator, that ye listen to the horrid tales of the Bible, or hear them with callous indifference. The evidence I have produced, and shall still produce in the course of this work, to prove that the Bible is without authority, will, whilst it wounds the stubbornness of a priest, relieve and tranquilize the minds of millions: it will free them from all those hard thoughts of the Almighty which priest-craft and the Bible had infused into their minds, and which stood in everlasting opposition to all their ideas of his moral justice and benevolence.”
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