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I rarely employ a bumper sticker.

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But consider this one

that you’ve never seen before:

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MISSING THE METAPHOR:

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“You who are going to ‘destroy the temple and rebuild it in 3 days,’ save yourself! …. and we shall believe…”

–Mt. 27: 40-42

 

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   So many times, one hears from sincere Christians, “I just take the Bible literally, and that’s it.” If someone really means that, it’s very easy to miss some of the Bible’s greatest teaching–much of which, but certainly not all–is expressed metaphorically.

   Such was the case with Bible scholar Nicodemus, who in effect responded to Jesus, “How can I go again into my mother’s womb and be born again?” (See John ch. 3.).

   It’s human instinct, it seems, to want to follow the Sinatra philosophy: “To do it my way.” And in many ways “my way” is appropriate. But not all. I can’t really satisfactorily explain it, but in God’s eyes, His Son had to die in a brutal way to reconcile the humans He created to Himself.

   Knowing and accepting that He did it “His way,” however, can bring an enveloping personal peace that believers can enjoy–even though they cannot exactly explain to everyone’s satisfaction why Jesus had to pay for sins penalty that way.

   Also here, note that people without all the information–as expected–demand for evidence according to “their way¹.”

   Providing other information is the Christian’s responsibility.

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   ¹ This, by the way, is one of the problems that serious scientists have in attempting to explain everything that matters in only scientific terms–which have their limits.