Let’s be honest—sometimes Scripture does say what we want it to say. And sometimes it deals with some really tough topics.
Tamar’s rape by her half-brother, Amnon.
The brutal murder of the Levite concubine.
The issue of slavery.
What’s the point of these passages? Seriously, parts of Scripture are hard to digest much less comprehend. I add all these issues in the episode 35 of CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD. Why? Because topics like these frequently come up when discussing the Christian faith with unbelievers and with our kids. They wonder how we can overlook such things.
We should wrestle with these sections of Scripture. We must not change them. We must not discard them. We must study and question and pray and wring our hands. For often when we do, we will find answers rendered more precious because of the journey it took to find them.
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Episode 31: Why Does the Bible Say… Fill in the Blank?
Episode 33: Is the God of the Old Testament a Monster?
Episode 34: How Can We Help Our Kids Understand Who God Is?
Article: “There’s Nothing Blind about Faith,” by Alister McGrath
The Rape of Tamar: 2 Samuel 13
The Levite Concubine: Judges 19-20
Jesus allows divorce: Matthew 19:8
Love your neighbor as yourself: Mark 12:31
Catherine Segars is an award-winning actress and playwright — turned stay-at-home-mother—turned author, podcaster, speaker and blogger. She is dedicated to helping parents be a godly example for their kids in an ungodly world.
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