Are you one who really wants to know the Bible? Glad you do because there aren’t many moose, I can tell you that! You can feel like the Lone Ranger, and I doubt he nor Tonto did much hi-ho study away! When you read challenging statements in the Bible, how do you answer:
— “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1:1)
“No, science says life evolved and God probably guided evolution.”
Never mind no intermediate species have been found which Darwin said would be the refutation of his theory. Never mind Darwin confided in writing that he loved playing practical jokes on the unsuspecting. Never mind that every day more and more top scientists are stating that even the simplest life is too complex to have evolved and that the odds against evolution are too many 10 to the zeroes to even be a possibility.
— “All scripture is inspired by God …” (2 Tim. 3:16)
“No, not that harsh outdated law-touting Old Testament which is just a collection of myths and stories and is done away anyway.”
Never mind that when Paul wrote this verse to Timothy, “all scripture” was the Old Testament.
— “Satan, who deceives the whole world” (Rev. 12:9) and “You are of your father the devil” (John 8:44)
“No, this is my Father’s world and to my listening ear — it’s such a beautiful reassuring song until I start wondering why God allows so much evil.”
Never mind that Satan is the god of this age who has blinded unbelievers who choose his way (2 Cor. 4:4) and free moral agency is one of the best gifts God has given us.
— “[Forgive a brother] up to seventy times seven” (Matt. 18:22)
“No, he’d better be grateful I forgave him once, the scumbag!”
Never mind who likely needs forgiveness 490 plus!
So, all of us who really want to know the Bible. Does it sound more like we no the Bible?
Never mind that way of thinking. We should be saying a humble resounding “YES”!
FUN FACT: We moose are named from the Algonquien Eastern Abnaki “moz” which means “twig eater.” The Algonquiens believed that anyone who dreamed of moose would have a long life. I can’t blame you if you say no to that one! But I do recommend that in your Bible study you stick to the trunk of the tree rather than get hung up on twiggy issues.
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