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"HOLY BIBLE - Holy Scriptures"
IQ No. Inquiry Subject Inquiry Highlight
IQ-03

Why not publish your own Bible?

YOUR PREACHERS USE different translations of the Bible in delivering a sermon. I was thinking that you do this to suit your own set of reasoning. But upon speaking to a member of your Church I was informed that it is necessary to use different translations of the Bible for there are Bible translations that contain mistranslated verses. If this is true, Why don't you publish your own Bible and put all the correct translation of the verses in it? And given the premise that there are translations that contain errors, how are we to know which one is right?
Carlos Reyes, Dagupan City, Philippines
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IQ-05 On forbidding members to read the Bible I HEARD THAT members of the Church of Christ are prohibited from reading the Bible. This is saddening because everyone should benefit from the enormous wisdom the Holy Scriptures offers. The Bible is an open book and it doesn't take a genius to read it and understand God's will. In fact the Bible has been translated into different languages so that people from various races and nationalities can benefit from it. Why do you forbid your members to read the Bible? What are you afraid of? Are you afraid they will know the truth?
Tatia Marshall, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
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IQ-06

Why use different Bible versions?

I HAVE READ several issues of your magazine. I greatly admire the way you tackle doctrinal issues by quoting directly from the scriptures. However, I find it disturbing that you use many Bible versions, and not stick to just one. Are you being subjective and arbitrary by choosing the version that suits your beliefs? Why the need to use different versions?
Kim Valdez, Oahu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
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IQ-09 Is the Bible is incomplete as a basis of faith and salvation? I WAS BORN A CATHOLIC but I am one of those who attend Mass only when there are special occasions in the family like Christening, wedding, internment, and Christmas days. My friend who is a seminarian encourages me more to be active in our religion. In one of our friendly discussions, I asked him where in the Bible we could read many of our doctrines and practices like Trinity, purgatory, rosary, keeping images and the like. He read some biblical verses which I believe are not conclusively teaching them. He nevertheless pointed out that we must not be strictly biblical, for the Bible is incomplete, especially on the written account of Christ's life. He explained that we must  believe in the Bible, but we must also accept other Catholic books and traditions as bases of our faith.
Peter Yong, Seoul, South Korea
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IQ-10

Are traditions as essential as the Bible?

AS A CATHOLIC, I believe that it is not only the Bible but also the Apostolic traditions that must be upheld. We Catholic adhere to traditions as much as to the bible because they are also Christ's words and deeds which do not contradict but only supplement the Scriptures. We Catholic adhere to traditions as much as to the bible because they are also Christ's words and deeds which do not contradict but only supplement the Scriptures. Just because Catholic traditions are not recorded in the bible doesn't mean that they are not necessary. And if traditions were really unnecessary Apostle Paul would not have admonished to hold on to these, . . . .
Narciso Teodoro, Pampanga, Philippines
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IQ-140 Is the Bible a fragile basis of faith?

    A RELIGIOUS PROGRAM I watched on television contested the authenticity and authority of the Bible.  The preachers in the said program pointed out that the Bible is a very fragile book or literature to be the basis of the Christian faith. Two of the reasons they gave are as follows:
    1. Almost all of the Bible writers were not firsthand witnesses to the biblical events they wrote. Therefore, they are not-qualified to be writers of such events. There is a great possibility that their accounts are inaccurate because they were not present when  the events took place.
    2. The four evangelists (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), although having written the same gospels, have contrasting accounts of the life of Jesus.
    How can I explain to my friend that the above-mentioned reasons are weak arguments to discredit the Bible. 
Melanie Distor,
Lagro, Philippines
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IQ-144 On Apocryphal- Deuterocanonical Books

AFTER ATTENDING A Bible study sponsored by your Church, I became more inclined to read the Bible, and in the course of my readings I came across the Deuterocanonical books. I have read some information regarding them, and what I find intriguing and troubling is that Christians are divided as to whether such writings should be included in the Christian canon. I would like to know what is your Church 's stand concerning this debate about the books that for others they should be considered as Scriptures inspired by God?
Corazon Patricio,
Las Pinas City, Philippines
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