Bob, men wrote the Bible.
bob>At the direction of God, that's why the bible codes are amazing and can't be explained.
They were said inspired by God, but still, men wrote the Bible.
bob>Have you read the bible front to back?
The Encyclopedias are by many learned men who study a lot more than me.
bob>Why does it get corrected/changed/updated all the time?
The KJ was not translated until 1611 and by whom? Not God, but men.
bob>I'm not taking about the translation, the KJV did try to do a word for word translation, so i start my bible studies with it and then go to the original languages the bible was written in.
So, to an extent, one has to read what men say. I agree, use the Bible for reference but to understand portions, you have to confer with people of knowledge.
bob>Good point! I study a passage and via the internet I have contacts who are rabbis, run mesums in Israel and Egypt, language experts, religion experts, ancient history experts and so on. To better understand the bible we need to understand the religions, people, cultures, languages, ect of the times and get a lot of good help.
Now, that said, back to your topic. Die and go right to Heaven or sleep? So your belief is when someone dies, they don't really die but go to heaven immediately?
bob>I'm not sure about that and it's not a salvational issue, so I haven't spent much time on it. Some religions think we lay in death sleep, some right to heaven, what do you think?