“Using the Bible as a weapon”. I really appreciate this series and the well formed and grace filled thoughts that flow throughout it.

Christianity For The Rest Of Us

A few years ago I was having coffee with two women. One of the women was talking about how hard it had been on her and her husband for years of struggling to conceive a baby. The other woman, who had four kids, opened her mouth and said, “Well you know what Paul says in the Bible: Women will be saved through childbearing, assuming they continue to live in faith, love, holiness, and modesty…. Do you think you have been saved? Have you confessed your sins to him and accepted him into your heart? This is one of the great oppressions that the Church has done and has continued to do; it uses the Bible as a weapon. In the case of the woman who was struggling to get pregnant, it wasn’t her fault that she wasn’t able to at that time (which she did a few months later!). Christians…

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