That Which Is Obsolete

When we treat the Bible as a “flat” text we’re essentially saying that each and every part of it has equal application. We are effectively saying that each verse, regardless of its location in the Bible, is a verse for everyone in all times and in all places. A specific food restriction in Leviticus, for example, will have the same value as Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount in Matthew…really?

This is why the WAY we read the bible is critical…

We cannot end up treating the “do not eat shrimp” passage of the Old Testament and the “God is love” passage in the New Testament as equals.

And is why we do not want to make that which is “culturally bound” or culturally confined (obsolete) into a “transcultural absolute” for every generation. I’ll explain…

More to come

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