Analysis of Rachel Held Evan’s Book “Inspired” Part 2: Chapter 1 and Adam being Symbolic of Israel

SLIMJIM continues to analyze Rachel Held Evans’s popular but ungodly book. Thank you, Pastor Jim!

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This is part 2 of our critique of Rachel Held Evans’ book titled Inspired.   For Part 1 click here.  Lord willing part 2 and 3 of our series will look at chapter 1 of the book which is on “Origin Stories.”

On page 9 Rachel Held Evans stated the following concerning the Bible’s origin story in the book of Genesis:

Origin stories are rarely straightforward history.  Over the years, they morph into a colorful amalgam of truth and myth, nostalgia and cautionary tale, the shades of their significance brought out by the particular light of a particular moment.

Contrary to what many of us are told, Israel’s origin stories weren’t designed to answer scientific, twenty-first-century questions about the beginning of the universe or the biological evolution of human beings, but rather were meant to answer then-pressing, ancient questions about the nature of God and God’s relationship to creation…

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Quote of the day – SLIMJIM


This quote comes from one of three posts in a series called On Pharisees: Collection of Short Posts on Pharisees beyond the Cliche. I really enjoyed thinking about this issue, especially as I was criticized recently for being legalistic. Maybe all Christians experience this criticism at some time. May the Lord help our critics to be wrong! 


 

“The Pharisees are known for not having grace.  The Sadducees are known for not embracing truth. But in actually the Pharisees and Sadducees are bickering cousins, for they are two different forms of unbelief.  Turn to Jesus as revealed in the Bible for the truth and for grace.”

In opposing Pharisees, do not become a Sadducee

Pastor Jim


 

Preachers, are you studying to be zealous for the Lord? A Spurgeon Quote

Please read this short and important post – it is essential for pastors and teachers, but truly helpful for all of us!

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In Charles Spurgeon’s Lectures to My Students the famous Victorian Era preacher he has a chapter on “Earnestness: Its Marring and Maintenance.”  I appreciated how Spurgeon talked about how the preacher could have his zeal or earnestness marred through various predicaments.  Among them is the lack of studying.

I’ll let Spurgeon speak for himself as he said it better than I could:

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