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  1. Directly into the Bible-no, God forbid, in every sense of the term. But you can make corrections in bundles, as if outside of it. This is pure hypocrisy – the Bible is sacred, and therefore there can be no question of any changes, but you can make changes to certain religious rites, up to editing and even inventing new dogmas. What exactly the official Christian church has been doing for more than a thousand years. Somewhere on purpose, somewhere just happened by itself, because no matter how much religion wants to seem like a frozen conservative thing, supposedly timeless, but, in fact, it absorbs popular and convenient worldview elements for people of the broad masses, otherwise it will simply cease to be convincing and relevant for people.

    For example, Catholics have a dogma about purgatory. It was finally approved only in the 16th century. It was stupidly invented. The custom of praying for the dead, putting up memorial candles-this also appeared for the first time several hundred years after the supposed death of Christ. The modern concept of angels and hell emerged in the late Middle Ages, and it was influenced by popular culture-paintings by artists, works a la Dante Alighieri and John Milton, etc.�

    If you carefully analyze the Bible in its original form (and this is a whole bunch of books), and not a strictly cut-down version that you can buy in the store, you can see clearly, because what is written there is not very similar to modern Christianity. The Church, on the one hand, postulates the indisputability of the Bible, on the other – keeps silent about everything that it does not like there, and does not advertise how it changes the essence of religion at its discretion.

    Classics of the genre-Ecumenical Cathedrals. This is when the most influential churchmen from all over the world gathered and decided how to change their religion and reform it.

    Here is a short list of some of the amendments::

    • Christ had a human soul
    • They came up with a duality, then a trinity-Father and Son, and then the Holy Spirit was added.
    • Constant condemnation of all interpretations that differ from what the Council came up with. In fact, everything that the church leadership did not like was sects, etc. nasty, in their opinion. How convenient.
    • Condemnation of Plato's teaching. How do you like this?
    • The condemnation of iconoclasm and the recognition of icons is a normal thing in Christianity. “Don't make yourself an idol” and “idolatry” seem to apply to everything around you, but not to Christianity. And who is the idol, and where is the false religion, we will determine for ourselves, as we like best.
    • In the 13th century, the Catholic Council sanctioned, that is, simply put, gave the green light, the work of the Inquisition.
    • They decided who could be canonized, who could be anathematized.�
    • My favorite. The Catholic Council of 1870 postulated that everything the Pope says and does is almost automatically the will of God. The Pope, as a human being, is a sinner, but as the vicar of Peter and the possessor of the gift given by the Holy Spirit himself, he cannot be mistaken. This is a facepalm, guys. Moreover, the Pope has the right ex cathedra, that is, the right of the Pope.e. you can come up with a dogma yourself, and everyone must accept it as true. In 1950, Pope Pius XII proclaimed the dogma of the Ascension of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This means that after her death, she ascended to “heaven”, just like Christ himself. Of course, this right is used carefully, so as not to discredit themselves once again. But the very fact of such an option is already a hard discredit.

    In fact, the entire history of these Councils is characterized by this dogma, even though, formally, it concerns only Catholics and was adopted relatively recently.

    By the way, these very councils were the reason for the split of the church, the opposition of Catholics to Christians, because not always the highest ranks were able to agree. In short, the Council is a parliament where there are analogs of political parties, then there are opposition movements, there are their own speakers, and their resolutions are like some laws – they can be invented, reformed, and abolished to your taste. I swear to my mother , it's all God's will.

  2. “Is it possible” should be divided into the technical ability to do this and the feasibility from an ideological point of view.

    1. Technically, any edits will be immediately noticed, because thanks to Bible studies, the Bible has been studied in great detail for 500 years, including textually.

    The only option to change the text is saved during translation. But it is also very limited, because a bad translation will be criticized by biblical scholars, and it will not be widely distributed.

    Although in some translations of modern Europe, the text is greatly distorted for reasons of tolerance.

    1. From an ideological point of view, this is unacceptable, because it would be a crime against the Truth, a lie.
  3. No, you can't. And the Bible has the answer why.

    “And I also bear witness to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will put on him the plagues of which it is written in this book: And if anyone takes away anything from the words of the Book of this prophecy, God will take away from him the part of the Book of life, and of the Holy City, and of that which is written in this book.”

    It is interesting that this book has survived to this day despite the influence of time and opposition. There were also some people who tried to distort the Bible text. Despite this, there were also those who scrupulously and expertly performed their work. For example: Masorets. They took it so seriously that they counted every letter!
    Also, many manuscripts have survived to this day. You may notice that many translations are similar to each other. They convey the same message, but in different words.

    So the fact that the Bible was repeatedly rewritten was even useful. And this once again proves that this book is inspired by God and accurate in all matters.

  4. After observing the reflections on this issue, I decided to do a little research .All over the world it is considered to be the Bible, the holy book.But why is it considered as such? It turns out that the Bible says who its author is. In the New Testament, in 2 Timothy 3: 16, it is written:,,…All Scripture is inspired by God and useful… ” From these words we can conclude that the author is God himself, and he is a saint.To write the Bible, he used different people who did not know each other.And they wrote His thoughts.And in the Creator's words, he knows best what a person needs to be happy.To do this, he gave the basic commandments, which are known all over the world, and they do not change. In the book of Revelation 22 chapter 18, 19 verses it is written :I also bear witness to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy in this book, if anyone has added anything to them, God has put on him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away anything from the words of the book of prophecy ,God will take away from him the part of the Book of life and the holy city.In what is written in this book. Based on these verses, we can conclude that no amendments can be made to the Bible. Although there are cases in history when some translators wanted to make corrections, but thanks to the original, it came out and people found out the truth.You can open the Synodal Translation of the Bible and read the links.

  5. You can! But first you need to consult with Putin. Religion is put on the flow of commerce: more churches-more income of comrades. Gundyaeva Street. Not for the sake of faith, but for the sake of income, with Putin's permission ,religious objects are being built, large ones. I was particularly outraged by the interior decoration of the church, where Putin and Gundyaev raised themselves to holy shame! Not faith.

  6. the media now allow you to edit anything, but if we talk about the Bible, then this is a rather ancient “document” so that it can be argued that very little remains of the original, and the number of amendments made by translators/publishers for the benefit of the current authorities at that time is enormous

  7. Actually, in order to correct something, you need to have the document being corrected and the authority to rewrite it.
    The Bible is difficult, because almost the whole world reads its books in translation. Moreover, double translation: language and time. If you are well aware of the time context of what you have written and the original language, you can correct the translation. However, if you want to edit the translation and then force others to accept your translation, at least you need to justify it. If you want to correct the original, then look for it…

  8. Actually, the Bible has been edited many times before. And which Gospel is correct, and which apocrypha was decided by people. By simple voting. So they can decide again. And many more times. In addition, as you correctly noted, translation is always an interpretation and edit. So, from the first translation into Greek and then there are Bible edits.

  9. Even due to purely technical amendments – a better translation of the Bible – even then a split of the denomination is very likely.

    On the other hand, denominations have canonical ways to supplement the Bible without changing a word or letter in it. соб Decisions of councils, papal edicts, etc., etc.

    But anyone who does not know by heart their own (one of the canonical, yes) Creed, not to mention the one who confuses it with the gifts of some wolves-not a Christian, by definition. In general, you can't worship Putler and Dzerzhinsky's revolver and be a Christian at the same time.

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