Peter Was More Like A Pharisee
Than A Christian
Most people think the only way to abuse the Bible is to disbelieve it, and that means there are only two kinds of people: those who believe it and those who don’t.
That approach keeps everything simple. The people who believe are OK. Those who don’t are in trouble. Accept or reject. Embrace or deny. In or out. One group is good, the other not.
I’ve got news for you.
There are actually two ways to abuse the Bible. One way is obvious and the other a bit insidious. One group admits to abuse. The other group isn’t even aware.
The obvious way to abuse the Bible is done by people who do not believe the Bible.
They read through it cherry-picking the portions they like and discarding the rest. This approach isn’t an outright rejection but the end result is a complete rearrangement.
I call this the Take-Away approach to the Bible and I refer to the people who do it as Takers.
If that were the only way to abuse the Bible, this post would be finished. It’s not. There is, unfortunately, a second way to abuse the Bible, and the people who engage it are just as guilty. The problem is they aren’t as aware.
Adders Are Problematic Too
I call this second class of abusers Adders. These are people who believe the Bible, endorse the Bible, love the Bible, and claim to adhere to it ardently, but in the end, only create confusion by adding more restriction and regulation to what the Bible actually says.
That’s two diametrically opposed approaches to the Bible both of which are problematic. The effect of one is to reduce the Bible (Takers). The effect of the second is to expand the Bible (Adders). Both approaches are wrong and are considered sins of the highest order.
This is not an opinion. The Bible clearly warns against both approaches. [Read more…] about Apostle Peter Abuses Bible – Denies Jesus