Re: The bible is not the 100% God breathed book institutionalized religion proclaims it to be.
Been there: "Only "ALL SCRIPTURE" is caused/"inspired" by (dedicated to) the creator.....NOT only the 66 book collection/library that man has allowed us access to."
Ed: If "scripture" is defined as and is limited only to "truly God breathed words", then i agree with you that there is plenty of "scripture" contained within a multitude of writings in addition to the 66 book or 73 book canon. As well i believe that by the previously mentioned definition of "scripture", many words within the 66 or 73 book canon both within today's faulty and often agenda driven translations as well as within the original writings are absolutely not "scripture" while many other words within these canons are.
As another important point for any honest child of God to consider, 2 Timothy is a pseudepigraphical book where the author lied by pretending to be Paul. Whomever this false author was, he obviously was not referring to the 66 book Martin Luther canon when referring to "scripture", nor to the original 73 book Catholic canon from which the Martin Luther canon was primarily derived. Almost certainly this false author pretending to be Paul was referring to various old testament scrolls. If this false author was referring to the old testament as we know it today as "scripture", referring to it as "100% God breathed words", then i overwhelmingly believe against this lie which is also propagated by the institutionalized religious system and its prosthelytes. God's supposed double standard against wives is just one example among many of the bible of the institutionalized religious system not being 100% God breathed.
Been There: "It has undergone many alterations by the bible translators, etc., but it still contains enough truth for a sincere and loving devotion."
Ed: I have always stated and agreed with the idea that when children of God who are sincere in seeking after His truth read the bible with genuine Holy Spirit discernment and without trusting in and preconceiving the institutionalized religious system's obviously false teaching that says it's 100% God breathed, there is much truth to be found therein, most especially within the words of the Lord Jesus.