Reflections Along the Jesus Way
November 23, 2023 – Quote for the Day:
“When you begin reading a book, you don’t pick it up and start reading page 78, do you? You know that there is no way you will be able to make sense of the plot, the story thread, the theme or the main characters if you just plunge into the story without understanding the background. If you go to a movie, you try to arrive before it starts. You don’t want to miss anything you will need to understand as the story unfolds.
We all like to see movies from the very beginning, and we all know that it’s hopeless trying to read a 600-page book in about 15-20 minutes by starting to read on page 78.
But when it comes to the Bible, the story seems different for us. Many seem to have no problem whatsoever opening the Bible to some portion of a book, in this case the Book of Revelation, reading a portion of one verse, and then coming to some over-arching, all encompassing theological conclusion.”
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