19 Jun What does the Bible says?
Ever since I was converted from Islam into CHRIST 30yrs ago, the most common phrase I’ve heard even till now from Christians is “the Bible says”, “the Bible says”.
The Bible is a very interesting Religious encyclopedia so much that everyone seems to “find” whatever they are looking for in it! Different bible scholars and theologians always “see” or “find” scriptures to uphold their own arguments or support their own favorite theories.
So what we have all over the place is a conflict or clash of DIFFERENT theological beliefs supported with different scriptures from SAME bible!
At the end of the day, what everyone thinks the Bible is SAYING is actually what men of different opinions are saying! So it becomes a case of my truth against your truth yet it’s the same Holy Spirit, it becomes a case of our revelation against their revelation yet it’s the same bible, it becomes a case of my denomination against your denomination, our doctrine against their doctrine, etc.
The interesting thing here is, each or both sides of the divide believe strongly that they are the ones with the truth, that they have the superior argument!
A typical example is the never ending religious debate of WOMEN COVERING THEIR HEADS.
Oh you need to listen to the arguments from both sides of the divide, they are both sure they have the superior argument and of course with scriptures to support their beliefs from the SAME bible!
Something is definitely wrong somewhere! It’s either the Bible is not “saying” anything, men are the ones saying things on behalf of the Bible, or the Bible is actually SAYING something but men are not listening because the voice of their biases and opinions is louder!
Chew on this!