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Bibles through history to Harrak

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Submitted by Lisa (Canada), Feb 26, 2006 at 00:35

Dear Harrak

Proofing the authenticity of the bibles was a mission that took hundreds of years from scholars and historians, I found this web site that has very interesting points that you may need to consider.

"http://everystudent.com/features/bible.html?OVRAW=History%20of%20the%20bibles&OVKEY=history%20of%20the%20bible&OVMTC=standard#3"

If you want to hear my personal view on the claim that the bibles were corrupted or the claim that Christians changed the word of GOD is simply why would they do that?

I am sure you know that early Christians were under severe oppression for more than 300 hundred years until Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire. Many died, tortured, crucified, thrown to lions to amuse Romans, burned alive, thrown to boiling oil, all of these are facts and documented in Roman history. As you may also know that nothing in Christianity provided power or wealth to the followers of Christ, on the contrary, Christianity was a cause for Christians to go through pain and suffer. The question is that why would early Christians change the word of GOD, was there a benefit for them from doing that?

The other fact about the New Testament, is that it all talks about love, mercy, wisdom, forgiveness, peace, salvation and so on, I am really puzzled, what could be corrupted in these messages. If you read the New Testament you will realize that there is no justification for any one to corrupt it or change it. I would understand it if someone changes a message in order to gain from this change, but I can not see any personal gain for anyone in the bibles.

Peace be with you
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