by Bill Pratt
Does it bother you that the Bible is composed of 66 different books instead of one single tome?
What about the fact that there were errors made in copying some of the Bible manuscripts over the last few thousand years?
Does it cause you to doubt Christianity because there are some difficult passages in the Bible?
Do you wish Jesus didn’t say some of the harsh things he said?
Do you find it strange that the biblical authors come from vastly different backgrounds (e.g., shepherds, kings, fishermen)? Or that they composed poetry, historical narrative, allegory, and apocalyptic letters instead of a theological/moral textbook with each point being carefully outlined (e.g., “see section 126.96.36.199 for why murder is wrong”).
Does it irritate you that Jesus only ministered for a few years and covered a limited range of topics?
Are you worried about the way the canon of Scripture developed over time in the church instead of God sending Scripture to earth in a black obelisk, like in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey?
Do you wish Jesus and the apostles had addressed more social ills than they did?
Listen carefully: If these kinds of things really eat at you, you have either rejected Christianity or you have erected barriers around your faith so that you can shut off your brain and not think any more…
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