The Word of God. A collection of stories. A history book. All of the aforementioned and more have been used to described what the Holy Bible actually is. For some, including this writer, the Bible is the God-breathed, human-written message of love, hope, warning, and redemption to people. I recently had someone, a follower of Jesus Christ, say that the Bible has its place in the Christian’s life as a guide, but is outdated on many issues, and simply fails to address others. This person said that Biblical views about sex outside of marriage, homosexuality, divorce, and even working on the Sabbath are outdated. They further stated the Bible does not address topics such as tattoos and belly-rings, cigarette smoking, or playing the Lottery. My response to this dear person was that all scripture is God-breathed and useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness (II Timothy 3:16). Yes, even me, as a divorced, tattooed, having-had-sex-outside of marriage person believes the Bible is as relevant, truthful and needed today as when written. Even the boring parts (Numbers), parts I don’t understand (Revelations) and parts that convict me are true and applicable. I believe that no person can follow all commandments, which is why I’m so very thankful for Grace. Let me know what you think, I’m always interested in your feedback. #GOLDENLenses
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I read this post and I was shocked. Why would the Bible need to be updated based on someone’s opinion. I have tattoos and had a baby right after I finalized my divorce. The Bible is clear on alot of things. God blessed me with a baby I never thought I would have and he came when I had lost all hope and needed something to live for. I have tattoos but they represent who I am and what I have been through. Should I be judged? I have to answer to Him and no one else.
KC, thank you for your comment and your transparency. It’s is refreshing to know that others out there know that God’s grace covers a multitude of sins. That being said, I still believe that the Bible, in its entirety, is just as applicable to us and our modern time, as the day it came into being. The person with whom I’d had a conversation was making the point that the Bible is outdated, and that is what I disagreed with. As far as judgements KC…referring back to the Good Book, let he among us who is without sin cast the first stone! Appreciate your feedback.