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Old 05-25-2004, 05:56 PM   #1
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How much of The Bible have you read?

i've basically read genesis and half of exodus in a new living translation of The Bible, I was converted last november when I met a guy in a supermarket were i worked who was studying divinity and I tried to catch him out but he had all the answers! I havent read any since a couple of months ago due to exams which i get real stressed out about! anyway hows your Bible reading going and hows your relationship with God if you have one?
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I've read through the Bible at least three or four times (using a one-year bible).

Starting from Genesis and reading all the way through can be difficult. Large amounts of law, history, poetry, wisdom and prophecy in a sitting can be hard to digest.

I would suggest starting with the Gospel of John. It is a much easier way to get a grasp on the basic truths of the faith.

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I have some questions but I'll post in Goal is soul sometime.
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Most or all of it, only KJV and NIV. I've ever read through it start to finish, but I've gone to a Christian school since I was 3 and took Sunday School for 6 years and Catechism for 8 years so I'm sure we've pretty much covered all that's worth covering.



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I have some questions but I'll post in Goal is soul sometime.
The mods are cracking down and general religion topics are no longer allowed in TGIS. They have to be related to Bono/U2. It's my understanding that we're suppose to keep religious topics not related to U2 here in FYM.
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The mods are cracking down and general religion topics are no longer allowed in TGIS. They have to be related to Bono/U2. It's my understanding that we're suppose to keep religious topics not related to U2 here in FYM.


But I thought that's what it was for? Oh well, I didn't know. Thanks for telling me.
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The mods are cracking down and general religion topics are no longer allowed in TGIS. They have to be related to Bono/U2. It's my understanding that we're suppose to keep religious topics not related to U2 here in FYM.
Correct.

As for me...I've basically only read some of Psalms.
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Probably less than Bono has . Genesis to half of the Psalms, Proverbs, the books that are like 1-3 chapters long, all of the New Testament sans Revelation, which I haven't read all the way through.
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I think I probably read most if not all of it, but never in one sitting.
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I've read all the important stories. I've tried a couple times to read it start to finish but only got as far as Proverbs. As well I've read all of the New Testament with the possible exception of the very minor books such as Jude and Titus.
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But I thought that's what it was for? Oh well, I didn't know. Thanks for telling me.
I think some people came off as too preachy or some toes were stepped on b/c the discussions there were pretty much limited to Christianity and no other religions so the mods would like to keep it a U2-related forum and all other religious discussion of any kind should stay in FYM. Personally, I think it would be nice to have a "religion" forum where we could ask more specific questions about specific religions, religious practices, religious texts, etc since things move in and out of FYM very quickly and a lot of the discussion doesn't develop the way it did in TGIS, but it's true there are already a LOT of forums and sub-forums.

Anyway, that was rather off-topic
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I've read a considerable amount here and there. I would suggest reading through Romans to get an idea of the Bible.
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Old 05-26-2004, 03:36 AM   #12
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It's hard for me to say because I follow study guides and daily readings which use different sections of text each time. So I haven't rwad much in a logical progression. I've read most of the gospels, as well as Joel (a very short prophecy!), Ruth and Esther off the top of my head. I tried to sit down once and read Revelation, but I got a bit mired in all the detail. I guess I'm used to having an explanation through my study guides.
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I read 'In the beginning...' and got bored.

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I got some kind of youth bible from my godmother (who is a nun) for my first communion
I did read that one

I heard the most common passages in mass etc

I don't really think I'll ever read the bible
I don't doubt there would be some virtue in me thinking about certain things that can be found in it, but I sort of reckon that you will face the most important questions at some point in life anyway
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I guess I read some of it when I still went to church (about 10 years ago). Then I turned my back on religion and never touched a bible again.

I did see Life of Brian though!
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