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The Christian Social Economics of Exclusion and Vilification: The Pharisees v2.0

The Christian religious system has rather thoroughly replicated the conditions, attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, and social organization of the Pharisees.  This has not surprisingly rather thoroughly replicated the error of the Pharisees and the social economy of the Christian religious system revolves … Continue reading

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The Christian Social Economics of Exclusion and Vilification: The Error of the Pharisees

[So far I have talked about how the most common approach to the Bible in Christianity is highly problematic, how Christianity is secular in most of its practices and how the most common Christian spirituality sets Christians up for failure.  … Continue reading

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To hallmarks of following Jesus: a life altering allegiance and being empowered by the Spirit of God

So if following Jesus was not supposed to look like what is on offer in most of Christian, what was it supposed to look like? While this is a much larger topic, I want to just bring up two of … Continue reading

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Addendum: Is the Bible the “Word of God” that is “God-breathed” and “useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness?”

In the course of writing my last series of blogs two issues came up that I could not fit into my previous posts, but I believe deserve consideration. The issue is that there are two scriptural passages that I have … Continue reading

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If the “Truth mine” approach to the Bible is so broken, why is it so widespread and why do Christians keep using it?

[In my previous posts I have suggested approaching the Bible as a “truth mine,” to be excavated for eternal and divine truths that are applicable to everyone, is problematic for several reasons. The development and nature of the Bible itself … Continue reading

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Why this use of the Bible is problematic in practice…

[In my previous post I described how the dominant approach to the Bible I have seen in Christianity is problematic, if not outright impossible, to use given the development and the nature of the Bible.  In this post I want … Continue reading

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Why this use of the Bible is problematic due to the Bible we have…

[In my previous post I have described how I have seen the Bible essentially treated as a “Truth mine.” The Bible is “mined” for eternal truths from God. These truths are often then used to guide and govern Christian behavior … Continue reading

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