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Feeling some resistance?

Posted by Thomas David McMurray on May 11, 2013 at 6:10 PM

On page 5 of the first lesson's supplemental reading, the author writes the following:

"How can I ever hope to read such a huge book? How can I understand the Bible when even scholars can't understand  it? How can I interpret the Bible when it is the cause of so much controversy and division? How can I understand the Bible that is written in such ancient language about events that happened so long ago? Why should I read the Bible when I seem to be getting along so well without it? These are the kinds of questions that people face when they consider the possibilities of studying the Bible. It is these kinds of uncertainties that sometimes prevent people from ever beginning to really read the Bible seriously. Let's try to respond to these major obstacles ...

                                                      Stephen Binz, "Introduction to the Bible," Liturgical Press, 2007, p5

Now go to page five and read his response. Would love to hear your comments!

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Reply Veretta St.James
8:20 PM on May 20, 2013 
a few things that resonated with me on page 5 and 6:
The Bible expresses the faith of imperfect people very much like ourselves- people who believe that God cares about them and acts in their lives.

* The basic needs and experiences of human beings who struggle and reach out to God are the same for all the people in every time and place.

* The Bible is the priviledged place where we experience the communication of God to us.
*in the Bible we can be assured that we experience God's presence and truth calling us to a deeper encounter and understanding.

My personal sharing:
I liked the quote from St. Jerome:
"Ignorance of the scriptures is ignorance of Christ."

I personally want to change that in my life. I know I am vulnerable and do not want to be duped by Satan. The more I know of God's word and the more I trust in him, the better armed I will be against evil. I want to become the person that God intended for me to be.