Are you Born Again? Part 5
- The Bible.
The Holy Bible should not be used to terrorize people.
Some "evangelists" use it as a weapon to scare the faithful.
Please note the Bible is only one among many tools to understand
Faith. The Bible we use today is a collection of many books,
which even misses some books, which are yet to be discovered.
The Book Of Wars (Num.21: 14),
The Book of the Manner of the Kingdom (1 Sam.10:25),
Another Epistle of Paul (1 Cor. 5:9),
The Epistle from Laodicea (Col. 4:16).etc.
The Bible should not be quoted or interpreted as anyone wishes.
Out of context or partial quotes are dangerous. Is it a correct
evangelism if you teach that the bible says "Judas hanged himself"
and Jesus says, "do ye likewise" and to copy it? Or should you
teach that the bible says, "there is no God"? Even though partially
it is correct. Can we redo all the evils such as murder, massacre,
robbery, wife stealing, fornications etc. narrated in the bible?
For further clarifications you may please contact your local Priest
of the Orthodox Church. Or Very Reverend Doctor Kurien
Kaniyamparampil, Tiruvella is the best source if you could contact
him. (Or myself if you may choose).
May God Bless you.
With love and prayers,
Fr. Philips Sankarathil
Detroit, USA / Oct 3, 2003