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Have Some Evangelicals Simply Left Their Bibles Behind?

Cambermeister Wrote: Mar 30, 2013 12:10 PM
This Bible says to love your neighbor and all of that but condemns lots of behaviors. Could we create a new Bible without ant critique of certain behaviors? In modern society, lots of folks come away with hurt feelings when their hobbies are not praised by others people.
inkling_revival Wrote: Mar 30, 2013 3:55 PM
So, you think that how a person behaves has no consequence for that person's destiny, and no impact on the people around him?

The God of the Bible discourages behaviors that produce what the Bible calls "death." It's not really talking about the fact that all men die -- that's related but not the same thing. It's talking of the health of the soul: "The soul that sins, it will die." Anybody who has ever hit bottom in an addiction knows exactly what this is about.

So, you think we should abandon addicts to their misery, in effect, because we don't want to hurt their feelings by pointing out what's causing their pain?

Sounds pretty callous to me...
Curtis108 Wrote: Mar 30, 2013 5:48 PM
Well, if you are ready to actually engage with the text in the original language, you might suddenly realize that we don't know as much about the Bible and its context as we think we do....
rosalyn3 Wrote: Mar 30, 2013 2:29 PM
Hobbies? Sexual behavior is a hobby?
Earl Wrote: Mar 30, 2013 4:27 PM
Including sado-masocism? What about people who get off sexually by torturing and murdering people? Seems like Al Bundy had a pretty lousy hobby.

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