I’m feeling bogged down and a bit irritated today with the endless Christian and bible-based theories and interpretations that are out there. How does one sort through the various view-points of different earnest and intelligent theologians? And how does one study scripture in a non-biased way, without applying the ideas of their church or teacher?
I know this comment could earn me some serious criticism – I find it hard even to be honest about it because I know that some of you reading are fairly fundamental, but this is the kind of thing that really does lead me to wonder about the relevancy of the Bible today. Frankly, I think reading it without having some understanding of the context and intent of the authors can lead to much more confusion and misapplication than clarity and apprehension. And I think very few of us have that knowledge.
I still thoroughly enjoy learning and growing, and maybe tomorrow I’ll be over my negativity. In the meantime, I think maybe a short break to reset is in order. 🙂 I do believe that God gives us what we need and I strive not to limit Him with my presumptions!
Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!