The 6 Biggest Misconceptions About the Bible (and God)

ChurchLeaders | 1/8/2019 | Staff
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Considering going to the movies this holiday season? You already have preconceptions about many of the films at the theater—and even opinions on the actors and director. And that’s OK. It’s one way we make daily choices, based on past information and experience.

But how many of us pretend to have a “conclusion” about God, based on rumors and reviews? My hunch is that there’s a dullness—based on conscious and subconscious wrong thinking—that keeps people away from the Bible.

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Here are six of the biggest misconceptions about the Bible, which form a lasting (and false) impression about God.

What’s the reason for all this death? And the bigger question: Why was God involved in helping the Israelites to wipe out their enemies?

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Maybe there’s more to the story.

Genesis 3:15 is one of the most foundational verses in the Bible. In fact, it sets up the story of the entire Bible. Not only is there a promised Seed—this verse is also a declaration of war.

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And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; he shall bruise you on the head, and you shall bruise him on the heel.

Within hours of the fall of the first man and woman, the gracious redemption plan was unveiled: The Seed would bring justice—through the family of Adam and Eve.

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But it wouldn’t be quick. And it wouldn’t be easy. God takes his time (about 4,000 years) and gives humankind the freedom to fight. God is faithful to protect His promise, and protect The Seed, even if it means confronting those who tried to destroy it.

When you understand the Seed, and the promise of His redemption, the battles of the Bible start to make sense.

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What if God is not a bully but is a protector?

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