I’ve really enjoyed reading John Pavlovitz’s blog posts lately because he’s not afraid to say the things that need to be said. Today, he reminds us that we worship a risen Savior and that Scripture is merely our guide.
You’ve heard that phrase before.
You’ve read it on bumper stickers.
You may have even said it a time or two.
It’s an odd little religious mantra that perfectly captures the strange, often paradoxical relationship we modern Christians have with our mysterious ancient text:
Many of us have made The Bible the central pillar of our faith, while not really knowing what it actually says. (especially not the earlier, weirder stuff).
We’ll claim without question that it is filled with words “from the very mouth of God”, and yet we can’t really be bothered to crack it open all that often, (and then, definitely not the earlier, weirder stuff).
We want it to be the clear, consistent, unquestioned, unfiltered voice of Truth in all matters, but to do that, we often have to avoid, discard, or talk around a…
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