Truth Or Tradition?

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There’s a lot that the bible doesn’t say and there’s a reason for that. A biblical author doesn’t say to himself “Oh I better explain this idea in-depth to my audience”. He doesn’t need to because he’s so confident that his audience is simply going to be so familiar with his idea already that he doesn’t need to explain it to them. After all his audience is living in the same culture, has the same worldview as him so they’ll understand exactly what’s being said.

But thousands of years later when we read the same passage through our western worldview, we have no idea, because there isn’t a clear explanation in the passage. We read those same verses and we miss things as we were not living back in those days. We just don’t grasp what the author really wanted to put across and instead, we make up what we think the passage actually means.

The Christmas story is a great example of this.


TRUTH OR TRADITION – THE CHRISTMAS STORY

 

There’s a lot that the bible doesn’t say and there’s a reason for that. A biblical author doesn’t say to himself “Oh I better explain this idea in-depth to my audience”. He doesn’t need to because he’s so confident that his audience is simply going to be so familiar with his idea already that he … Continue reading


 

HEROD AND THE TIDINGS FROM THE EAST

 

When Jesus was born the elite society in Israel was corrupt. The High Priesthood position was given to the highest bidder. While the King of the Jews, Herod was actually an Edomite/Idumean who had acquired his kingship through military conquest. So how come someone from Esau’s lineage, who lost the birthright inheritance becomes the King … Continue reading