"Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth." (2 Timothy 2:15 NIV)
If the Bible is to be useful and understood, it needs to be correctly handled.
Ah, again with a Chritian sure that his way is the only way to “correctly handle” the bible. Sorry, Jakec47, but all Christians claim this and all of you have no more evidence that you are any more right than the Christian who disagrees with you. Your bible claims that it was inspired by your god. Your god is quite inept at making itself understood.
"The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned." (1 Corinthians 2:14 NIV)
None who have not the Spirit of God abiding in them will be able to understand or even accept the things written in the Bible. It matters not that you were a minister because if you are no longer a Christian then you do not have the Spirit of God and you probably never did. If you had you would have known the truth and not fallen away. You sound like you have a great knowledge, if only you would accept God and Jesus and then you would understand.
which is quite a chicken and egg problem for Christians. So, how do you end up accepting a book that you can’t accept without already accepting it? That’s as stupid as it sounds, Jakec47. Each Christian is sure that they and only they have the “holy spirit” telling them what their god “really” meant, and sadly this holy spirit is also shown to be just humans making things up to feel superior.
You whine and want to claim that people who were Christians just as good as you weren’t “really” Christians. So, show me how I can know that you are the only RealTrueChristian, Jakec47. How about healing someone? Your god says you can do it, so why not go to your local VA hospital and do something good? But I’m sure you don’t since you can’t. You have no more claim to being a Christian than anyone else does.
At one point I did accept this god and Jesus and I thought I understood just like you. I then started losing my faith and prayed and prayed not to. But this god did nothing, and that showed even more that Christianity was no different than the worship of Zeus or Odin or Amon-Ra. Why did this god do nothing if it existed and is like you claim, all omnipnotent, omniscient and all-good? Why do you and it fail ever single time? Your religon is a ridiculous as the next.
As I said before, Jakec47, if you think you want to be a police detective, you need to improve the way you think, or every judge will laugh you out of court every time you try to support a case. Make-believe is no substitute for facts and evidence. If you can’t get over this primitive ignorant superstition, I will feel sorry for you when you are on your deathbed and realizing that you were lied to, when no god has returned at all.