I HAVE BEEN HOUNDED IN MY HEAD FOR A MONTH.
It’s about a question someone begged me to answer.
“I’m begging to have questions [answered] about some of Paul’s attitudes.”
Others beg to know why the God of the Old Testament would order Israelites to commit genocide on the people living there—as if the God who never changes would do the same today.
Some Christians say they don’t believe God did any such thing. And they say Paul got a few things wrong:
- His diminished role of women.
- Acceptance of slavery.
- Ban on homosexuality.
My point, in one sentence
I’m going to release a video this Thursday morning that has one main purpose:
“I want to say something to those Christians who are beginning to doubt their faith because they don’t think the Bible they hold in their hands is entirely accurate.”
This isn’t a debate
I’m not going to talk about how to interpret the Bible…as in “it’s never wrong” or “the guy who wrote Numbers needed an abacus.”
I’m not taking a position on whether there are mistakes in the Bible that have been there all along, with occasional bad advice, and some fictional history.
But I am going to presume there are Christians who think so—and who are struggling to find a place to drop anchor for their faith.
Old-school Christians welcome?
I’m tempted to think that old-school Christians should skip the video. It would save me having to answer some hostile comments, I suspect.
Yet on second thought, I believe some veteran Christians might be inclined to start thinking about why some intelligent Christians read the Bible so differently.
The two groups have something to learn from each other, I suspect. If they can stand to listen to each other.
There’s not a lot of that going around now. We’ve been vaccinated against other points of view.
Yet, who knows?
The question has been asked, and begged for.
This video is part of the answer, at least for me. It’s one piece of the puzzle, as I see it. The rest of you can add your pieces to the puzzle…your answers to the question.