Friday, May 11, 2012
The Parts of the Bible That Are Outdated
Because if you take the parts of the Bible that you like and leave the rest it is because culturally you believe you are in a position to judge what is right and what is wrong. Many traditional societies, African, Latin American, Asian, disagree with you about life in fundamental ways. Are you willing to say that your culture is inherently superior to those other cultures? If your culture is superior to theirs, maybe there is a culture that is superior to yours. How would you know?
Because this statement is based on the belief that your particular cultural moment in history can sit on judgement of other cultures and times. Even the Bible.
Because this belief is based on the idea that everything I believe is 100% true and God doesn't need correct me on anything. But let's say for a minute that there is an outside possibility that you could be wrong about something, how would God correct you? I bet he would put a collection of writings together that accurately reflect the worldview that he wants to cultivate in people who follow him.