Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Reading it ourselves

Paul at Caught in the Middle looks at what happens when preachers "challenge the symbols of the faith." He gives examples both from Jesus' ministry and from his own. What does he find?
. . . if you are going to take your clues as to what to believe from your parents, grandparents or that preacher you loved growing up without testing and proving it by the Bible and in light of it's historical development then you may, like those religious people in Jesus day, miss God as he stands there in front of you. It was their firmly-held traditional interpretations of the Old Testament that prevented most in Jesus' day from seeing him as the one God had been promising sent to set the world aright.
What about today? Paul gives one example.


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