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September 25, 2012

Red-Letter-ism


Red-Letter-ism

“Don’t quote the whole Bible. Just tell me what Jesus said.” For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.

 

How many times have you heard this from someone when “gay marriage” or abortion comes up? It’s a common line, but makes no sense.

Blogger David French writing at Patheos.com notes, “In conversations with my more liberals Christian friends...they keep trying to confine the discussion to the words of Jesus alone. They don’t like Paul (who was a misogynist!) or the Old Testament (which is violent!)...just Jesus.”

French calls this “the incredible shrinking Bible” phenomenon, and says it’s not so much about loyalty to Jesus as it is about redefining the world and the Christian faith.

This approach ignores the Christian doctrine that Jesus was present from the very beginning. It also fails to notice that Jesus Himself quoted the Old Testament constantly, fulfilled it, and commissioned his Apostles to write the New Testament—with His full authority.

Come to ThePointRadio.org to read French’s article. And remember, the Bible is God’s whole word—not just the red letters. For The Point, I’m John Stonestreet.

Further Reading

The Incredible Shrinking Bible
David French | The French Revolution | August 07, 2012


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