Originally posted by EcstremeVenom
why read a book if you know you do not believe in it? a lot of atheists and agnostics know more about the bible than most christians in this forum; what is the point of that, i dont get it? and did you give it a chance, or did you read it with the mindset that it wasnt real and you wanted to make fun of it? were you laughing at how stupid you thought it was the whole time?
Why read the Bible?
One should read the Bible to feed the spiritual hunger deep within.
One should read the Bible to contact Jesus Christ and touch God.
Any reading of the Bible which does not result in spiritual nourishment
is very vain and can even be damaging in some cases.
We should read the Bible to bring the living God into our hearts.
Instead of having an attitude of being above the Bible as a critic,
we should allow the Bible to ascend above us as we humble
We should always come to the Bible with a willingness to allow
God to change our being. We do not read the Bible in order to
cling to and preserve our own stubborn and sinful ways. We should
come to the Bible to allow the Holy Spirit to correct, adjust, enlighten,
and calibrate us more towards the living God.
We should read the Bible to obtain the truth about life and the
meaning of life which is Christ and His salvation. He is the Jewish Messiah and the Savior of the world. He is the central matter in the Bible. And He is the one who feeds men and women's innermost thirst and hunger for life and wellbeing.
We should read the Bible to actually "eat" God and "digest" God to be supplied and equiped and nourished by and on God for God's eternal purpose.