All in all the bible is not in it’s original writings (when ever that happened) and has been reiterated to suit the purposes of those using it…
Granted that the Bible is not in it’s original transcripts. I am thankful for that, since, if it was, people would idolize the message and forget the man Jesus.
A funny thing happened in the Arabian desert a few decades ago. A shepherd boy found a set of vials containing, what has come to be known as the dead sea scrolls. Comparison of these documents with known manuscripts of the book of Isaiah, (for example) show an incredibly accurate transmission rate. Have errors crept into the documents. None of any significance, and no major teaching is affected.
Concerning your question – A little history friend, if you don’t mind. I came into this world in a pagan country, in a pagan home, and where politics and the Bible were not allowed to be discussed.
As you may know, Canada has been declared a pagan nation, by the United Nations, for decades. I was kept from being introduced to any “god” as a “susceptible minded child”. I had the freedom to experience whatever my heart desired. And I experienced everything I could. After years of wandering, I came to realize that truth is what matters. Where it takes you is incidental. If you have the truth, that is what counts. And if you want to know the truth, it is available. I believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God.
You have to understand that hypothetical questions are impossible to prove, unless you can reproduce it. I was not born in Norway or India. I know of folk who have been, and they have, after considering the evidence, bowed the knee to Jesus. Culture or national origin are not boundaries to acknowledging truth. Willful ignorance is the only barrier.
BTW I watched some of Richard Dawkins. I especially liked the time he turned the believers question around by asking the same question back. What genius (sic).
Have a great day.
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