Wednesday, April 4, 2012

I Don't Care What The Bible Says!

That's right!  I DO NOT care what the bible says, and neither should you.

Why, why would I say something so wrong and crazy?

Well here is an example:

The bible says that if your eye causes you to sin gouge it out!  YEP that is what it says, BUT what does it mean?

We really do not read the bible to find out what it says, we read it to find out what it means, we are after meaning, so what the bible SAYS and what it MEANS are different.

Along the same lines think about this:  if you are struggling with a decision, say about a job, the bible is not the place to go to find out what to do!  The bible has nothing to say to you about whether you should take the job or not, NOTHING!  Sure you can read stuff about how important it is to work and not be lazy and providing for your family (1 Timothy 5:8) and other such truths.  But if you expect to flip open the bible and find the answers to your questions, you have missed the point of the bible!

The bible is about GOD, not us, not our job, not our family, not our church . .  . it is the revelation of who God is, it is His breath . . .  all scripture is God breathed 2 Timothy 3:16 

When we study the bible to find out WHO God is, and WHAT He is about all the answers to our questions will be easier to find.  Don't get me wrong, the bible is pragmatic at times, but I think too often we look at the bible as a kind of "magic answer book" instead of an autobiography of God.

Find the meaning!

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Keep it classy . . .