Why do so many Christians seem unknowledgeable about the Bible?
It seems as though most of today's christians spend all to much time debating things without using any scripture or if they do use scripture they completely neglect Christ's teachings. Does anyone bother to read the bible any more? Really read it? Not just a verse here and there but a chapter or two at a time?
Confusion is one reason. Every day they release a new and "improved" Bible version for the masses. Make no mistake, the Bible is one of the best selling books of all time and companies want to profit off this fact.
Many Christians don't know that they *may* be using a Bible that waters down the truth. Many Bible versions are thought for thought equivalents and not word for word (literal) translations of the Bible.
For example in Isaiah 1:18, "Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool."
A thought for thought equivalency of, "they shall be as white as snow" might be changed to "they shall be as white as the feathers of a dove". In this case, it's pretty "innocent" but, other times it's not. And it changes the context of what is being said COMPLETELY.
I have studied religions of many differing faiths and still I am not all-knowing in each. I think that most people in the christian faith either are copying what their parents did and blindly following a religion or one of these other reasons;they are not fully living the christian lifestyle and do not pursue the truth, they do not study, they just go to church and try to absorb sermons, they are just passively believing and not bothering to ask nor seek.
A very Large % of "Christians" depend on what the man behind the pulpit tells them. The bible tells us (philippians 2:12 KJV) Seek out your Own salvation with fear and trembling. One needs Read the Bible to do that.
There are many phew warmers that will be surprised they do not make it in the final judgment.
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