Historical Attacks: Enemies Of The Bible

C_M_C_M_ Posts: 3,230
edited November 14 in Biblical Studies

The Bible is a Divine-Human product. It reveals God and the plan of salvation. It speaks of man's origin and the destruction of Satan and evil. This book is unique in many ways:

  1. More than just any other book, even any other 'religious' book, the Bible is singularly unique.  
  2. It is neither a single book, nor is it written by one person, as are most 'religious' texts.  
  3. It is a collection of 66 books that were written by 40 or more different writers in three different languages, on three different continents.  
  4. These books were written over a period of about 1600 years.  
  5. The writers represent society at large.  
  6. They were not just scholars and preachers, but they also ranged from common folk such as shepherds, doctors, government officials, fishermen, and tax collectors, to Kings.  
  7. There are many styles of journalistic method involved, including history, poetry, government records, dialogue, parables, sermons, prophecy, letters and religious instruction.  
  8. The Bible has been translated into over 1200 different languages or dialects.  
  9. Despite this huge diversity of history, there is one central theme of the whole collection of writings -- God loves us and has a plan for our lives.

In sum, the Bible is unique in its claims:

  • Unparalleled in documentation.
  • Clear and unequivocal in its message from God.
  • Capable of changing lives.
  • Miraculously transmitted through the ages.

One can't help, but to ask the following questions:

  1. How long has the Bible been under attack?
  2. Who are the people or institutions that would do such?
  3. What are rationales for being against such life-changing, unique book?
  4. Is the Bible still under attack today?
  5. Who are the Bible enemies of the past? To appreciate what we have now, we must understand the past.

To whom does the finger of history points to as enemies of the Bible? CM

Comments

  • reformedreformed Posts: 2,572

    It's not really the Bible that is under attack, it is truth that is under attack and that has been going on since the Garden of Eden.

  • MitchellMitchell Posts: 489

    Other times I have found that people attack things or ideas that were never even present in the Biblical text but that they think some how represent the text of the Bible.

  • C_M_C_M_ Posts: 3,230

    Mitch,

    You have a point. Who are these people or institutions? If you can recall, what are some of "things or ideas that were never even present in the Biblical text but that they think some how represent the text of the Bible"?

    I want to look back first to the past to have a greater appreciation of the Bible's survivability. It will help me discern groups and tactics used today, albeit, in many cases, subtle. e.g., from outright burning/banning to questioning the Bible's inspiration or its valued content.

    If one doesn't understand its history, one is subject to allow the past to repeat itself, even if dressed in different items of clothing.  e.g. reason, hate or fear. CM

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