Saturday, August 4, 2018

picking and choosing

I was listening to one of Adam Hamilton's sermons the other day and he talked about how he was accused of picking and choosing which scriptures we believe and hold to and which ones we don't.

We all pick and choose.

The Bible supports slavery.  Do you?  Then you have made a choice to ignore part of the scriptures.
The Bible supports the subordination of women.  Do you?  Then you have made a choice to ignore part of the scriptures.
Jesus taught that we should not save up treasure on earth.  Do you have a savings account?  A 401K?  Then we have become unscriptural.

Stone a rebellious son at the city gate?  Never eat shrimp?  We pick which scriptures we follow and which ones we don't.

May we always remember that the over-riding, over-all main theme, macro message of the bible is to love God and love others.  The other ideas presented in scripture must be subordinate to that.  All ideas in scripture must humble themselves under the command to love.

It's a beautiful day in God's world be sure to see the good.
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I am leading some trips this year and next. If you are interested in reading about them, or joining in, the links are below.....

Wesley's Ireland with optional London Extension
October 8-17, 2018

Holy Land Tour - includes my favorite spots
with optional Jerusalem extension
March 4-13, 2019

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