What I read today;
2 Timothy 2-3; Luke 16; Hosea 4-5; Psalm 150; Job 32; Deuteronomy 3
I have a pretty diverse twitter feed. I read tweets from people on both the left and the right of the religious spectrum. I sometimes shudder when I read some of the comments, posts, likes, and reposts. The ideas that come from some of the people are so devoid of biblical truth it amazes me.
Some out there think they can either re-write sections of scripture that they don’t like or simply disregard them. Many seem to believe they can take the things out of scripture they want to read, God’s love, grace, and mercy, and ignore the things they don’t like, Hell, Sin, and God’s holiness.
Recently, I saw a comment from a priest who condemned any laymen who took the bible literally as doing more harm than good. In his opinion, if you didn’t have 8 years of education, you couldn’t interpret the Bible correctly. He seems to forget that Jesus bypassed the seminarians of his time for fisherman.
Funny thing is if you take five minutes to read some of the statements of the seminary professors at some institutions, you might think the layity might actually be closer to the truth than the seminarians. Many of the elite are actually re-writing or completely disregarding whole sections of scripture and God’s commands.
When you read 2 Timothy 3 vs. 1-9 you might wonder if we’ve found our way into the last days. I’m not sure about that, but we do live in curious times.
The biggest problem we’ve run into is that we’ve walked away from 2 Timothy 3 vs. 14-16. Our society has stopped believing that the scriptures are a gift given to us to make us wise in salvation for Christ Jesus.
The Bible is about one thing and one thing only. Pointing fallen man to the cross of calvary and the work that Jesus Christ did to save us from our sins. If we read the scripture with an ear to understanding that crucial point, we will be able to interpret scripture correctly.