If being a Christian means putting your faith in a book... then NO, I am NOT a Christian!!!!<quoted text>How would anyone who wants the Truth know if they were in error? Or who is a deceiver? Or that Jesus is the only way to God without the gift of the bible? How would anyone come to Christ without the schoolmaster? Yes men are corrupt and servants of evil. They try to corrupt God's word and get a following for themselves. But when you toss out God's record of Himself and His Son and call THAT the cause of murder and not the evil false teachers who are twisting the scripture, then you too start to sow tares. The book is not God and is not to be worshiped, but it does help a Truth seeker distinguish between what is of God, what is of the flesh and what is of the devil. Jesus Himself said that the words He spoke will judge us on the last day. The cost is too great to decide that His words can be ignored and then to go the next step and encourage others to ignore them too, calling them lies. Are you a Christian or not?
If a book of instructions popped out of my mothers womb before it after I did... that would be different.
But God put us here naked.
The Bible is a construction of man... not of God.
I do not follow the constructs, instruction or direction of man... and ONLY put my faith in GOD!!!
True the authors of parts of the Bible may have had good intentions when they wrote their thoughts, ideas and stories... but they were all collected, edited, translated, altered, translated, edited, translated and and manipulated by men in power for more than 1000 years... for the sole purpose to harnessing the power of their fellow man!!!!!
You've bought into it... and you busy yourself destroying Gods creations and gifts to mankind!!!!!
You need to seriously think about the root of your belief!!!