So Begins my road to the bitter sweet end.
Let me tell you what I’m talking about, My name is *******, (Sorry, I would rather stay anonymous.) But I’ve been married for five years, with one kid. I got saved around the age of 20. I was excited and still am, to experience his joy, spirit, and love. But most of all as a new believer, I loved to read his word. I made it a priority in my life, and still do, (though I can’t read as often as I used to because of grad school, ministry-church, fellowship, work, and family.) But I still dive into the word with an open heart and open mind just the same.
When I first received Christ salvation, I made it a priority to read the whole bible and I did. [New Testament 3 times, Old Testament once and now i'm going through OT again for a second time; I'm on Samual.]
Now that I’ve been saved for several years, I have been put in a leadership position to do discipleship bible studies with the teens at the church. Which is great? Because not only do I get to teach the word, but I get to dive even further into the meat of the word than before. I teach expository style going chapter by chapter; verse by verse.
Thus the the BitterSweet Road Begins…….
So I get to Matthew 11, where they are talking about John the Baptist. And that’s were I came to the first contradiction in the bible, that to me is explainable. (My next post will be about the contradiction.)
And the more I think about the bible, the more it seems to that the bible is not perfect. And by PERFECT- Without flaw, error, or fallacy. Without hypocrisy or fault. It is complete with quality accuracy.
For those who don’t understand, this is huge to me. My entire life is grounded in my faith of God and in my faith of the bible. I am who I am, because of my biblical faith. This is not a question of if the Christianity-God is moral, but is the Bible accurate, true, and more importantly perfect. Because as a christian we should believe the bible is inspired by, therefore true and perfect. But if the Bible has fault, error, or contradications how do we deal with that?
Do we accept them? and ignore them? or even worst justify the contradictions…...(like I think most christians do)
Accept the truth, that the Bible is not perfect/inerrant? And that my GOD, Christianity may be one big lie?
So please tell me, Am I headed down the road to enlightenment & freedom or am I headed down the road to destruction?