I must be misunderstanding you. You said if God gave us a manual on how to live our lives, we would probably become lazy; relying on God for the answers. I thought you were refering to the Bible as this manual of how to live our lives; obviously you meant something else, so what is this manual?Danieltwotwenty wrote:err no, that is the opposite of what I said.Kenny wrote:Are you suggesting the Bible makes Christians lazy; relying on God for the answers?Danieltwotwenty wrote:Just something to think about Kenny, God is our Father and like all fathers he teaches us, now if he just gave us a manual on how to live do you seriously think it would help us be any better. I know my own kids would probably discard the manual and think that they know better and in some ways it is good for them to learn the hard way because lessons are best learnt when we discover meanings ourselves rather than having it spelled out to us, the best lessons are also the ones with consequences because we remember them. Whether God have us a manual or not would not change the outcome, if anything it would make us lazy, relying on him for all the answers.
The Bible wasn't written by God, it was written by men inspired by their interactions with God, the Bible if anything makes us more intellectual because we have to know about a lot of different subjects to come to an understanding of difficult passages. But the message is pretty simple when you boil it right down, love God, love others, period.