"This is God's Word, and if you contradict what we say - you're contradicting the Word of God, because this is how you are to interpret it." No actual quote of anyone, but it's the basic message I'm getting from everyone who seems to contradict everyone else's interpretation. The church seems to be condemning itself and all other parts of the world along with it.
From time to time, I get something similar spouted at me over something I say about a given topic. This always seems to come back down to the ideas that there is only ONE scripture and only ONE that IS the WORD of God.
And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen. John 21:25, KJV.
If this is true of Jesus, why can't it be true of God? Just because you believe the Bible to be the unadulterated word of God doesn't mean everyone else does. It makes no sense to me to put someone down just because they don't agree with you.
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