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The Bible is the most read book in the world, it is a religious and historic book of the Israelite, it was written bit by bit for about seventeen centuries. from this book several western religions derive, all Christianity Judaism etc. and even the Islamic religion. They stopped writing it about the second century AD for various reasons.
Religious people contribution
May God guide and help me to say the right religious things?
This is a study or religions and how they are serving humanity
When we look at the religions that we have today, we have not done much lately?
Today religions seem to grow stale, because there is no real new religious contribution from the people, and therefore we all seem to be living in the past in a religious way, perhaps religions are also growing stale because they are old fashioned, but above all it is because today everything else is changing quickly, and for these reasons they seem old fashioned and stale; but at the same time religions seem to go a bit out of fashion for this same reason. So, is there anything that needs to be done to reverse this negative trend? Is there a need for today religious people to contribute something new, so that religions would be able to look just as attractive as they used to be in the past?
For this reason, we believe that the time has come to look at religions and what they have been able to achieve in the past for the benefit of all humanity, of course we have to admit that religions sometimes have made mistakes but overall they have worked well, so we want to learn both sides and once we have learned that, then we will have the option to decide what could be done to improve the situation, in order to keep them in touch with today trend. We have reasons to believe that in the past religions have contributed a great deal more than nowadays, but now it seems that it is has run out of steam so to speak. As we have said perhaps one of the reasons is that mankind has not changed any major religious beliefs for about two thousand years or there about, that is of course if one believes and follows religion according to the Bible and other religious books that derive from the Bible.
Of course there are other major religions in the world, which don’t have anything to do with what is written in the Bible, but we in the western world don’t know enough about them at this present time, so, our comments about them will be limited even when we write about them later on in our religious writings, that is at the time when we cannot avoid to write about them any longer. So, today this question arises what has mankind done about religions lately? I believe that we the people of this earth have not done enough to keep religions progressing at the same speed as mankind progress itself. That is why religions start looking stale to say the least; Here I would like to suggest that we really need some religious people that could contribute something to get religions back to their former importance.
Therefore today when we ask ourselves; what have we done religiously lately? I guess that the answer will be that we have not done very much at all. What I am saying here is that after the Bible was written including the New Testament no other major changes in beliefs have happened, even though later on the Koran has been written, and the book of Mormon has been written, and the authors of these two books assure us that they have written them according to some divine interventions that they personally experienced. However these two religious books always refer to religion and happenings of the Bible; so it seems to me that they derive from the religious teaching in the Bible, even when they show some new happenings.
There are also a few smaller and less known religions, which have in common the Bible, since the Bible seems to be the most important and first known religious book of the western world; for what we know it is very likely the first five books of the Bible have been written before any other existing religious book in the whole wide world; but some scholars believe that Hinduism is one of the first religions recorded.
Anyhow here let us talk about western religions, it would be right to assume that Moses wrote or caused to write these five first books in the Bible while he was for forty years in the Sinai desert, since he had to write to keep the record of what was happening and to lay down the laws that God was giving him. These writing events were happening about 1500 years before current era, which could be 3500 years ago; therefore the beginning of the Bible was being written by Moses of the house of Levi a very long time ago, these books could have been just notes to record what was important to remember. After Moses died the leaders that followed caused their scribers to continue to write in order to keep the record of all main events religious and otherwise; so, for about sixteen hundred years or there about all the main religious events were thus recorded.
Now we have to understand that the Bible, not only was a religious book of the Israelite, but is also doubled up as a history book for them until the time of Jesus Christ. When the Old Testament came to an end; and the New Testament began according to the Christian Bible and the four Gospel written in it. But later on also the New Testament came to an end, so here we have to ask, why they stopped writing the Bible.
They stopped writing the Bible
Mankind stopped writing the Bible, but what could be the reasons?
As we have said the Bible was being written for a long time, but then, mankind for various reasons stopped writing the Bible; So let us see briefly what could have been the reasons, one of these reasons could be that after the Jews crucified the lord Jesus Christ they went their own way, because, as it happened, religion became split and the followers of Jesus Christ followed their own beliefs, but the Jews kept believing what they had always believed, so the history book of Israel the Bible was not continued as before, and if it was it is not written in the Bible as we know it today?
As we all know the Bible as we Christians know it ends with the four Gospels Mathew, Mark, Luke and John, and then the apostle acts various other writers, some other letters and then it ends with the book of Revelation; this is how the Bible ends even today. Now it is necessary to point out that John the writer of Revelation is not the same John who wrote the gospel, and it was written a long time after Jesus death, some scholars say 190 AD, anyhow the book of Revelation is a very allegoric book and tries to control people, in a way or another, it starts very strong and ends very strong.
The book of Revelation states this and I quote:
(This is the revelation given by God to Jesus Christ so that he could tell his servants about the things that are now to take place very soon; he sent his angel to make it known to his servant John.-- And John has written down everything he saw and swears it is the word of God guaranteed by Jesus Christ. Happy the man who reads this prophesy, and happy those who listen to him, if they treasure all it says, because the Time is close.) End of quote.
Revelation also ends with a very strong warning, or one could say a curse to anyone who would change anything that the writer John has written, so it is almost freighting and this is perhaps another reason to take into account, why the Bible has stopped being written; but I believe that we have already talked about this Bible ending in another article, the second meeting, John’s speech; and again in other places, this is one link to check it out Biblical discussions and again we have mentioned this in Bible review about Bible curses. I am not going to repeat that in full here, so I am going only to state that this could be the cause, therefore about the Bible curses will have to talk another time, as there are too many subject to deal with at this present time, as we want to know what we have done.
But now to highlight the main subject at hand, we have to ask again the same question; what has mankind done to update religious beliefs? The answer would be, not very much and this is not a satisfactory answer, so, let us see what could be done in our next post, when we review our task.
See you soon.
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