Let’s see, ummmm…
In what light shall I approach it, ummmm….
Oh yes, I will relegate it’s import to the fanatical. The ones who totally make it to appear as absurd. Oh yes, the Bible, ummm….
Oh yes, I can prop it up against all those curiosity exhibiting TV shows, which make it to appear as superstitious rot. Ummmm…..
Why, how about those very learned fellows who work hard at discrediting it, and it’s concerns. Ummmm….
Why, think about it, they even have a historical chronology which shows civilizations in the dawn of time, each unaware of one another, who awaited a messiah of some sort. Ridiculous, to not see, clearly that man is superstitious. Why, obviously, we must not live in superstitious fear.
Hold on there ma frend…..
But you do live in superstitious fear. Sure you do. Why, everyday of your life you live in superstitious fear.
Sure, every time you pass the needy in the street and put a coin in a coffee cup you try to allay some kind of a superstitious pronouncement against your conscience. Unawares you perform an act of worship, buddy boy.
All your good deeds build a temple with you as the head image, and the altar below, which altar you present to the Karma of the cosmos. Oh yeah, instant Karma will spare you for your good deeds; Superstition
So then, in what light do we more correctly place the Bible.
In the light of that very need, inherent to all humankind, the need which leads us to decry the scriptures due to its pronouncement, yet the same need leads us to create merit badges, shows of how caring we are, how religiously we give to the needy and make displays of much concern, care, and emotion when tragedy strikes the “unfortunate”.
Tell you a story (hardcore story). I was once with a eastern world acquaintance, standing on a side walk in the Bronx. When some knucklehead comes running down the street pass us, like a herald, yelling something. It amounted to, that a baby had just fallen off a fourth story window.
Yes, I admit it was terrible news, horrific.
My mystical friend bowed his head in silence. This was a very wicked person, I knew from his own revelations and actions.
What was that all about? I asked when, he raised his head and opened his eyes.
“I just asked God to give me a little bit of that baby’s pain.”
I thought in my head; “I’m going to ask God to give you all of that baby’s pain.”
Yes, I know, you think you can put more correctly into perspective what I have just said, regarding this matter. But, enngggg (buzzer ringing), you could be mistaken.
Watch out for your emotions.
They tend to want to make a judge and a little god out of you.
Compare the Bible to your inherent need to justify yourself, to do good works, and to have them as a representation before His face. Your ability to assess a matter, in a romanticistic enhanced way, grandiose and chivalric.
You possess that need because you are, as I was, bereft of His Spirit. A Spirit which can enable us to unabashedly do His Will, where we know that we will be accounted as naught, and instead the praises will be sung to Him alone.
Yes, there is no superstition in acknowledging; “Lord have mercy on me a sinner.”
For it is His mercy, that I must seek, not instead to be His competitor, for I can’t offer Him any competition whatsoever, especially after what He accomplished upon the Cross.
Oh my. Ummmmm…..
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