By Mark Roncace
The Bible is dynamic and strong. however the reliable e-book isn’t continually stable. it may be complicated, nerve-racking, and infrequently downright gruesome. So it’s been censored. It’s been robbed of its attractiveness and fact . . . by means of the church. Preachers of each ilk and denomination prepare dinner the e-book, boiling away the unpleasant and unpalatable passages. They by no means inform you that God could be a misogynistic, genocidal maniac, that Jesus encourages self-castration, that the Easter tales within the 4 Gospels are incompatible, that Paul used to be incorrect approximately Jesus’ moment coming, and that the Bible doesn't forbid abortion or premarital sex.
fast moving, hard-hitting, and pleasing, Raw Revelation calls Christians to withstand the attractively packaged and processed Scripture and to dig in and deal truthfully with the messy and tasteless elements of the all ordinary note of God. As Jesus himself says, believers are “to live to tell the tale every note that proceeds from the mouth of God,” not just the phrases rigorously chosen and clean upd for Sunday sermons and sound bites. despite your ideals (or non belief), this e-book bargains lots of meals for proposal. At a time whilst wars are fought over spiritual ameliorations, while the shut organization of Christianity and American politics places the Bible within the public sq., and while many of us all over the world proceed to think within the Bible (even in the event that they haven't learn it), all people may still recognize the uncensored content material of the world’s all time most sensible vendor. So the following it really is. genuine. uncooked. Scripture.
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Ah, now that makes much more sense: Satan tempted David to take the census, David did, and then God became angry. The Chronicler’s rewritten version changes one word to make the story more theologically palatable and sensible. It also makes it irreconcilable with the one in Kings. RAW REFLECTIONS The Bible is a big, complex book that should not be boiled down to one homogenous mixture. But that is exactly what preachers do when they do not deal with the obvious incongruities found in Scripture.
But to say that the Bible is contradictory is pointless and misguided because it implies or assumes that it should be “pro-dictory,” or whatever the opposite term is. But that is a foolish expectation. Would you say, for example, that the Supreme Court is contradictory? Of course not, because we know it’s composed of different people with different ideas. It’s a collection of disparate opinions. The same idea applies to the Bible. It’s a diverse compendium of perspectives. It’s more like “triverse” or “multi-verse”—it’s got different “verses” which say different things.
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