Re: How should the Bible be interpreted?

In response to the original topic, the bible is a story. A guide to the early formings of history, and the reason it is how it is (The New Testament, anyways) is because of the Council of Nicea. It is a guide for you to know the greatness of our lord, Jesus Christ, and the word of God in it's full glory. If you are seeking something to live by, a code to fulfill in the name of God, read the books from the Nag Hammadi library. The guidance offered in these Codices are much more relevant in regards to lifestyle decision making, or even simply answer seeking.

At the very least, you have a much better guarantee of reading the original text.

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