‘Is the Bible Ambiguous?’ (2018)

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“Pro-faith, pro-family…” and boisterously pro-abortion. Taking the LORD’S name in vain–enjoy it while you can.

What made me re-run this post today?

Is the Bible Ambiguous?

“Private interpretations” of the Bible abound today–just as they did in St. Peter’s day, when he denounced them. Our day’s private interpretations just get wackier and wackier.

Well, you can always say the Bible supports your perverse attachments to abortion, sodomy, transgender, etc. You can keep on saying it even as that trap door opens under you and you are never seen or heard from again.

Much of what passes for wisdom and holiness today would shame a vampire.

6 comments on “‘Is the Bible Ambiguous?’ (2018)

  1. When such persons think in terms of your Christianity as opposed to my Christianity, it would see, to me that they are missing an important point. Christianity proceeds from the top down. Christianity isn’t defined by humans; it’s defined by Christ, and His Father, and our personal will or opinions count for nothing in the equation.

    Somehow, many people imagine Christ as some gentle flower-child hippie who spoke only peace and love, but that’s a vast oversimplification of the fact. It’s important to keep in mind the context of Christ’s time. This was the era of Pharisees and extreme interpretation of the Law of Moses that made it possible for someone to be put to death because of some inadvertent technical violation of the Law. Remember how obsessed they seemed to be about the sabbath; accusing Christ of violating the sabbath and questioning Him about it. Christ summed it up well by stating that the sabbath was made for the sake of man, and not the other way around.

    Christ’s teachings about tolerance came in this context. He was showing that the Law was never intended to be a harsh imposition upon the freedom of the nation of Israel, but instead the Law was for the benefit of Israel, to provide very real protection to its adherents. Jesus’ tolerance wasn’t an anything goes promotion of sin, but instead was demonstrating that the Law was to benefit people at the individual level, delivering them from the snare of sin.

  2. Yes, well said, and recall that the Lord never hesitated to call out and scold those who sought to put heavy burdens on others while carrying none of them on themselves. He was realistic, honest and very “on the point”

    1. Quite true, Erlene. Jesus let the hypocritical religious leaders of the time have it. He was anything but tolerant of their misconduct.

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