Quotes on the topic: Bible


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I was a Jewish rabbinical student for 12 years, and studied the Bible all the time.


In the Bible, ordination - I don't see that in the Scripture. In the Bible, it's whether you're filled with the Holy Spirit, whether you're anointed by God, whether you're called by God, whether you're obedient to Him. I want to be those things, but I don't see any purpose for me in being ordained.


I am a pastor, and I teach and preach the Bible to my congregation every week. But the Bible is not a manufacturer's handbook. Neither is it a science textbook nor a guidebook for public policy.


I loved fairy tales when I was a kid. Grimm. The grimmer the better. I loved gruesome gothic tales and, in that respect, I liked Bible stories, because to me they were very gothic.


I was taught a lot of Bible at home and had a voracious appetite for reading the Bible.


I do not have deep theological understanding or opinion, but I do not read the Bible as the literal word of God.


I love the Bible.


The Bible has no doubt had much influence in its time, but it provides very few laughs. None, in fact.


Learning to read the Bible in the light of the times in which it was written is critical.


The Bible is the rock on which this Republic rests.


Guys that preach verse-by-verse through books of the Bible - that is just cheating. It's cheating because that would be easy, first of all. That isn't how you grow people. No one in the Scripture modeled that.


No one can appropriate God, goodness, the Bible or Jesus. It just seems that way.


If one were to take the bible seriously one would go mad. But to take the bible seriously, one must be already mad.


I am a follower of Jesus Christ. The Bible is my primary way of knowing Him and what it means to follow Him. And I am a pastor, and I teach and preach the Bible to my congregation every week. But the Bible is not a manufacturer's handbook. Neither is it a science textbook nor a guidebook for public policy.


I'm in the early stages of a film called 'Freezing Time' about Eadweard Muybridge, the Victorian photographer who was really the forefather of cinema. Digital animators still treat his images like the Bible. He was a very obsessed man.


There were so many outstanding women in scripture that were leaders. And, you know, the organized church sometimes puts boundaries on us that the Bible doesn't.


When I teach, I preach. I thump the Bible. I exhort my students morally. I talk to them about the dedicated life.


The total absence of humor from the Bible is one of the most singular things in all literature.


I'm not a religious person in the regular sense, but in the Bible you're not allowed to steal, you're not allowed to lie and you're not allowed to feel you're above other people.


I would even go to Washington, which is saying something for me, just to glimpse Jane Q. Public, being sworn in as the first female president of the United States, while her husband holds the Bible and wears a silly pill box hat and matching coat.