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6/18/12 11:33 AM
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We read the scriptures for affirmation, not to be prophetically challenged. We read to give us comfort, and a sense of God's approval, not to call us to greater character. We develop doctrines that make us right, and secure and others under judgement. But Christ was anything but safe, he called us to revolutionary love, even to the point of death. Our interactions with scripture, even while calling them the perfect, inspired word of God, are a travesty all too often.

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7/17/12 12:11 AM
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reverend john - We read the scriptures for affirmation, not to be prophetically challenged. We read to give us comfort, and a sense of God's approval, not to call us to greater character. We develop doctrines that make us right, and secure and others under judgement. But Christ was anything but safe, he called us to revolutionary love, even to the point of death. Our interactions with scripture, even while calling them the perfect, inspired word of God, are a travesty all too often.

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Agree. The bible was not meant to be an Instruction booklet in and of itself. Christ didn't command his apostles to write; he commanded them to baptize and teach. Phone Post

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