Let me begin by saying that I absolutely love the Bible. I have read it, pondered it, and preached it for almost 40 years. It is still as fresh and alive to me today as it was in the beginning.
While I have no problems with the Bible itself, I do have some issues with its formatting. I have to wonder if the chapters and verses are sometimes more of a hindrance than a help.
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This past week, Dr. Leonard Sweet posted something on Facebook that really got me to thinking. He wrote,
“Christianity is a religion of incarnation. Any attempt to make it into a religion of explanation, examination or execution is an abomination.”
In a world where Christ has been theologized, sermonized, debated and hated, I think we do well to pay attention to these powerful words.