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I Wonder if Greg Gianforte Knows that Montana is not a “Biblical Concept” (or, fun with politicians quoting the Bible)
“The concept of retirement is not a biblical.” Another American political leader with Bible in hand ready to speak truth.
Rituals are not beholden to our thinking but shape our thinking and when necessary step in the gap when our minds are tired and our feelings empty.
The “fall” of humanity, as some Christians understand it, completely dependent on Augustine’s misreading of one verse in the book of Romans.
Does the Old Testament portray Adam’s disobedience in the garden of Eden as the cause of universal human sinfulness and guilt? No it doesn’t. Not even remotely.
As foolish as we may look in resisting the so-called “scientific consensus,” we are bound by Scripture.
Christian theology, if it wishes to be compelling and speak into people’s lives, needs to incorporate the Bible’s messiness, not shy away from it.