The obvious problems with a Bible that is faked, false, or blended with some truth of God AND some stuff men just made up or added that was never inspired by God would be:
RickD wrote: ↑
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:27 am
UsagiTsukino wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:38 am
Some bible scholars have long since debates whether some parts have been faked. Would this make the bible any less God’s word?
If any of the bible were proven to be faked, or false, then yes, it wouldn't be God's word.
A) It would be totally unreliable and worthless to anyone reading it! As one could never know what is of God, what is of man.
B) This would mean God has put us in terrible and dangerous position - as we would have to determine for ourselves what is true and what is not - which would be unloving as the results would lead to great evils.
C) It would show a weak God incapable of preserving the essentials of His original inspired writings
D) It would show a careless God who doesn't care about the integrity of His word or whatever corruptions might be done to it.
Bottom line: What one things about Scripture's integrity and inspiration often says a lot about their personal views of God.
However, the above does not mean that other people and groups have not ADDED ONTO God's Word / Scripture - as they clearly have. Because groups like Muslims and Mormons had founders who affirmed (at least to some degree) parts of the Bible (Islam, parts of the Old Testament and Mormonism both Testaments), while tacking onto it NEW, writings of purely man-made, non-inspired (other than perhaps demonic) works (Muhammad / Muslims adding on
the Quran and Joseph Smith / Mormons adding on
the Book of Mormon). And this is a powerful technique of those of evil intent throughout history - as people have attempted to bring credibility to their own supposedly "truthful" or "inspired" writings of "god" by attaching such false writings to the Bible, which are many centuries older than the New Testament
(about 19 centuries older than the Book of Mormon and 6 centuries older than the Quran).
The other commonality to those like Joseph Smith and Muhammad, who added / attached their own, much-later
writings to the Bible, is that they went off in some unseen corner and claimed some sort of mystical transmission of supposed ADDITIONAL words of "god." As opposed to the many prophets and Apostles of God who often affirmed each other and that were all on the same page about the overall messages and teachings of Scripture, as these lone figures like Joseph Smith, etc., went off in some dark place without anyone knowing how or witnessing it, and then later came back with supposed new revelations of God - which is how writings of mysticism always have worked. And thus no one has any reason to view such un-validated, un-attested assertions as being the truth. Note that the prophets and apostles of Scripture - as opposed to the writers of mysticism - were typically validated (by God) via great miracles performed to show that their teachings and revelations were from the true God, or their future pronouncement later validated.