I once told a person that Selassie I said that He accepts the Bible as a whole, but after I said it, I realized that in I haste I spoke to quickly because of the heat of the Reasoning and what Selassie I said wasn't exactly what I told the person.
So I looked at His speeches again and found the same part the I just quoted.
I have the highest respect for the Bible as a whole.
That doesn't mean Selassie I accepts everything in the Bible, He said that he had the highest respect for it. There are Great Teachings in the Scriptures, so it would make sense for Selassie I to have the Highest Respect for it. But he didn't do everything that the people in the Bible dealt with or spoke about.
Another thing Selassie I said is:
Today man sees all his hopes and aspirations crumbling before him. He is perplexed and knows not whither he is drifting. But he must realise that the Bible is his refuge, and the rallying point for all humanity. In it man will find the solution of his present difficulties and guidance for his future action, and unless he accepts with clear conscience the Bible and its great Message, he cannot hope for salvation. For my part I glory in the Bible.
I think it is important to sight that Selassie I said
In it man will find the solution of his present difficulties and guidance for his future action, and unless he accepts with clear conscience the Bible and its great Message, he cannot hope for salvation. For my part I glory in the Bible.
I and I have to Iverstand what the Great Message is. The Great Message is not everything that people dealt with or said in the Bible. People dealt with things from God, and also with things from their own imagination. That is why Selassie I said to accept it with a clear conscience. Conscience is the Irits of Truth within I and I that shows I and I what is Righteousness and what is wickedness and shows I and I the path to Trod, as long as I and I listen to it.
I think people need to learn balance, people too often want to jump to extremes. Some jump to extremes and just look in the Bible without thinking for themselves. Others jump to extremes and completely or almost completely reject the Bible for various reasons. When I and I deal with balance, I and I will Learn the Great Message that is within the Bible, and part of that Message is to Sight the Irits of Truth within I and I, that will guide I and I as I and I Trod through the Future.
When I started this forum, I made a Reasoning where I said:
I used to just accept every word from the bible. And if something didn't seem justified to I, I would think of a reasoning to make sense of it. But after some time, I would see that the reasoning I made was weak and did not justify it at all, so I would think of another reasoning to justify it. But after some more time, I would see that my new reasoning didn't justify it either.
So now I only accept what is justified within myself. Because I won't go against the Spirit of Truth within I and deal with something that I see as wrong. If I later come to an Iverstanding, and sight the justification, then I will accept it, but if not, I won't.
I already showed the examples that Christ spoke about to point out what I and I should or should not worry about concerning the law. Here are some examples of scriptures that I sight are not justified within Iself:
17 Speak unto Aaron, saying, Whosoever he be of thy seed in their generations that hath any blemish, let him not approach to offer the bread of his God.
18 For whatsoever man he be that hath a blemish, he shall not approach: a blind man, or a lame, or he that hath a flat nose, or any thing superfluous,
19 Or a man that is brokenfooted, or brokenhanded,
20 Or crookbackt, or a dwarf, or that hath a blemish in his eye, or be scurvy, or scabbed, or hath his stones broken;
21 No man that hath a blemish of the seed of Aaron the priest shall come nigh to offer the offerings of the LORD made by fire: he hath a blemish; he shall not come nigh to offer the bread of his God.
22 He shall eat the bread of his God, both of the most holy, and of the holy.
23 Only he shall not go in unto the vail, nor come nigh unto the altar, because he hath a blemish; that he profane not my sanctuaries: for I the LORD do sanctify them.
I don't see why a person with a broken foot or crooked back, blind or dwarf should not offer bread unto Jah. I feel this is from man, not Jah.
And in Corinthians 11, where Paul speaks against man wearing long hair. That is not justified for I, so I don't deal with that.
And I don't accept that a woman has no say, and should just do whatever a man say. Many men out there are not good examples of Jah livity, and all they will do is teach a woman foolishness. And a woman shouldn't go against God, because a man tell her to do it.
And also, I sight that the men who don't consider the instruction and opinion of their wife will be weak. I will never refuse good instruction, or correction, no matter who brings it to I. I don't have any desire to continue in foolishness because I am too stubborn to deal with what a woman say.
A man and woman come together as One, and Jah should be their guide and light. A woman often times will think of things that a man doesn't, and a man will often times think of things that a woman doesn't. So as One, I and I should rise and come closer to Jah, as One mind.
There are also other parts in the scripture that are not justified within Iself, and I am not blind, so I will not be lead by the blind. If I can see for Iself why something is so, then I will deal with it. And if the parts of the bible that are not justified to I are written by people that can see, then there should be a way to explain the justification.
Here is another Reasoning about this