Monday, May 3, 2010

article #3

3 Wrong Ways to Read the Bible

Fave quote:
"Don’t worry: I believe the Bible is God-inspired and perfect in what it communicates. But the “God wrote it, I believe it” brand of inspiration fails to account for an important kink in the process: People are idiots. While the Bible’s message may be perfect, those of us reading it are unequivocably not. It’s easy to rip verses out of their cultural and literary context so we can slap them on a bumper sticker."


Anonymous said...

Agreed. Too often people make the verses work for them and their situation, not digging in to see what the scripture really means.

Emily said...

Agreed! People twist around what they want it to say, not what God meant it to say!