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I am neither a religious nor a Christian expert. But, out of gratitude for all that God has given me, I sincerely put in effort to understand Christianity and the Bible better.
What these Ramblings are, are a recording of my thoughts on some Biblical ideas. Some of them may be found controversial, others less so.
None of them are deep academic thought, but simply the result of trying to find “apples of gold in settings of silver”. ()
As children, we are often told
@Lies to Children
. I also try and get to a deeper understanding, and move away from a childish understanding of the Bible.
A criticism often directed towards the Bible is that it contains 3000 year old stories told by primitive people. And that is absolutely true. Which is why over time one can note a progression in the message of the Bible. For example:
In the beginning people would avenge wrongs by annihilating people that wronged them, sometimes the whole tribe. In the Old Testament, God then de-escalated the violence by saying “An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth”. . Only once people were ready for the full message, could Jesus say: 38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’[a] 39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. 40 And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. 41 If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. 42 Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you. ()
We continuously need to apply the New Testamentical principles of love and forgiveness

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