The Bible is God’s word, right? That means the rules and standards in the Bible are God’s rules and standards, right?
Well… it’s not quite that simple.
The Bible has quite a number of rules and standards in it. For some people, the rules have been their primary experience of the Bible. In fact for some it’s the rules that have become the hurdle to get over.
Do all the rules apply? How can they when some of the rules seem to be in conflict? Does it make sense that rules and standards set up for a different culture thousands of years ago would equally apply today? Aren’t some of these rules just used by people to control others?
These are all fair questions. This is the 2nd entry in my series called, “How to read the Bible when you’ve got really good reasons not to.” This week: How to read the Bible when it seems like just a list of out-of-date rules.
Unfortunately, we were not able to get a video of this presentation, so this week reading is your only option. It’s a huge bummer.