Unholy Dilemma 2 continues the discussion of the Bible and this time turns the dialogue to the claims and stories contained within the New Covenant or Testament.
The Bible is a book like any other book, i.e. a set number of handwritten or printed pages, sewn, stapled or glued together on one side and bound in a protective cover. The word “Bible” comes from the Greek word biblia, which means “book”. We may differ regarding the authorship or debate the inspirational input of the contents – but at the end of the day the Bible is still a book – no more and no less.
Any book (and that includes the Holy Bible) which purports to contain ultimate and universal truths – and claims to be a moral and spiritual guide for all of mankind, must be able to endure the harsh light of examination – even criticism. If it cannot face up to close scrutiny of the claimed facts, events, and places that it offers as accurate, it must be viewed as suspect. A book, penned between the 6th century BCE and the 1st and 2nd century CE, and containing alterations and insertions made as late as possibly after the 5th century CE cannot claim immunity from analytical comment or scholarly criticism.
The goal of my articles, as well as my commentary books are penned to raise awareness and invoke thought: they aren’t for everyone. But, if one wants to read a “real world” discussion of the scriptures, this work will capture your interest.
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