Are you Reading Someone Else’s Mail? Dividing The Bible in Context
One of the biggest mistakes Christians make is putting themselves in every bible verse. This falsely assumes the Bible/God doesn’t want to reach unbelievers. He does.
When you read punishment verses, death verses, or verses about God turning away from us, well, you are reading someone else’s mail.
We must learn to read the Bible in context. We must stop trying to fit ourselves into every verse.
Think about it. One minute teachers say God will never leave us, our sins are forgiven, we are the righteousness of Christ, we are justified, holy, and blameless, and then they turn around saying BUT if you sin God will get you.
I often times say that’s like teaching “God forgives your sins…..unless you sin“. It’s double talk. It’s wrong.
The Bible has a lot to say. Sometime it’s to you. Sometimes to Jewish people denying Jesus and running to law for righteousness, and sometimes it’s to unbelieving Gentiles.
Sure. Read the entire bible. It’s all healthy and good for instruction. Just remember, God has something to say to us all, and you just might be reading someone else’s mail.
Author: Mike Cynar
Mike Cynar grew up in church and observed that countless people would go to church and then just stop. The church always referred to them as ‘fake Christians’ or ‘backsliders’ but Mike discovered the problem was deeper. The problem was the church message. The message was 90% behavior improvement and how bad you are, with a pinch of who you are in Christ, It was like every sermon was being preached to the church of Corinth. It’s in the Baptist church, Catholic, Pentecost, and most every other church. After discovering the true gospel message and how we are made right with God because of what ‘Jesus did’ (not what ‘we do’) Mike set out to free believers from behavior improvement programs and bring them back to Jesus. The Result – Jesus Without Religion was launched.