1. DonationPawnokeyhole
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    09 Aug '07 08:56
    Suppose God were to dividely inspire some authors to write a series of books constituing an inerrant sequel to the Old and New Testaments.

    How would these books be recognized as being divinely inspired and inerrant?
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    09 Aug '07 11:28
    only by the reader :-)

    BTW, I think there's a strong candidate, namely "A course in miracles" by Dr. Helen Schucman.
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    09 Aug '07 14:55
    Originally posted by Quirine
    only by the reader :-)

    BTW, I think there's a strong candidate, namely "A course in miracles" by Dr. Helen Schucman.
    How could you tell God inspired it as opposed to it being the result of human inspiration?
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    09 Aug '07 16:14
    Originally posted by Pawnokeyhole
    Suppose God were to dividely inspire some authors to write a series of books constituing an inerrant sequel to the Old and New Testaments.

    How would these books be recognized as being divinely inspired and inerrant?
    They would be recognized by some, and rejected by others, and then you'd have two different religions when before there were one.

    Christianity added on to the Jewish texts, and then you had Jews and Christians. Islam took some Christian texsts and added its own stuff, and then there were three. Mormons added the book of Mormon to the Bible, and then there were Jews, Christians, Mormons and Muslims.

    Every single one of them says that they're the "right" religion.
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    09 Aug '07 17:59
    Originally posted by darthmix
    They would be recognized by some, and rejected by others, and then you'd have two different religions when before there were one.

    Christianity added on to the Jewish texts, and then you had Jews and Christians. Islam took some Christian texsts and added its own stuff, and then there were three. Mormons added the book of Mormon to the Bible, and then ther ...[text shortened]... ns, Mormons and Muslims.

    Every single one of them says that they're the "right" religion.
    In all fairness, however, Christians do not claim that the OT has been corrupted. In fact, Christians embrace the Torah as is. Had we not the prophesies about the coming Messiah you could say that they invinted another religion, however, that is not the case.
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