Excellent post. A little education goes a long way. If we refuse to acknowledge the origins of our faith, especially our own scripture(!), we are in danger of creating a god to suit ourselves, rather than examining who God is and what He has had to say to our ancestors through history and how this pertains to us today.
In a recent conversation about the Bible, I referred to it as “a collection of texts known as the Bible.” Someone responded:
“In the collection known as the Bible?? I’m sorry, my friend, but you have gone off the deep end…”
This response was a bit of a surprise. The fact that the Bible is comprised of various books by various authors is common knowledge to anyone who has taken a single religion class in high school or college, or to anyone who has actually opened a Bible. As a young child, I was required to memorize “the books of the Bible.”
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