Faith vs Common Sense

Posted: February 16, 2014 in Politics, Religion, Uncategorized
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When I was a follower I was always taught to have faith and to never doubt. In other words you put faith above common sense and reason. What I want to do is simply put up a scripture. That seems simple, what I want is for the reader to read it with faith and then common sense. We will deal with the  meaning of the text later. The problem I have with the OT, it seems God is a schizophrenic killer and at times hypercritical. In his word it say’s “God changes not”, but when you read and compare OT/NT it doesn’t read the same, especially the nature of God.

Abram in Egypt 12:10 Now there was a famine in the land, and Abram went down to Egypt to live there for a while because the famine was severe. 11 As he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, “I know what a beautiful woman you are. 12 When the Egyptians see you, they will say, ‘This is his wife.’ Then they will kill me but will let you live. 13 Say you are my sister, so that I will be treated well for your sake and my life will be spared because of you.” 14 When Abram came to Egypt, the Egyptians saw that Sarai was a very beautiful woman. 15 And when Pharaoh’s officials saw her, they praised her to Pharaoh, and she was taken into his palace. 16 He treated Abram well for her sake, and Abram acquired sheep and cattle, male and female donkeys, male and female servants, and camels. 17 But the Lord inflicted serious diseases on Pharaoh and his household because of Abram’s wife Sarai. 18 So Pharaoh summoned Abram. “What have you done to me?” he said. “Why didn’t you tell me she was your wife? 19 Why did you say, ‘She is my sister,’ so that I took her to be my wife? Now then, here is your wife. Take her and go!” 20 Then Pharaoh gave orders about Abram to his men, and they sent him on his way, with his wife and everything he had.

When you read and know a little background, these versus are very problematic. Can people continually blame translators and not the very God who say’s these men were moved by the Holy Spirit to write these words. Don’t be a stranger, indulge me while we break bread together. 

By John the Revelator


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