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Today's category: BibleBible ConfusionĀ Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā The little girl was sitting with her grandmother, who had presented her with her first little children's Bible, in an easy-to-read translation, when she was very young.Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā Now, a decade or so later, the elderly lady was ready to spend a few sweet moments handing down the big old family Bible, in the time-honored King James Version, to her only grandchild.Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā Understandably excited, the youngster was asking a number of questions, both about the family members whose births and deaths were recorded therein, and about various aspects of the Scriptures themselves.Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā Her grandmother was endeavoring to answer all the child's questions in terms she could understand, but the one that stopped her cold was this sincere inquiry:Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā "Which Virgin was the mother of Jesus? Was it the Virgin Mary, or the King James virgin?"View hundreds more jokes online.Email this joke to a friend
The Bible tells us we only escape original sin through our perfect savior.My dad has been bald since I can remember. As a high-school kid, I convinced myself that I didnāt have his hairline. Here I am, 34 years old and slowly succumbing to the inevitable arithmetic of heredity plus time.Some inheritances canāt be escaped. Weāve seen this truth on full display during the widespread protests this summer. A generation of Americans is coming to terms with the nation thatās been passed down to them. Each Confederate monument crashes with symbolism: Iām not like my fatherāor my forefathers!In recent years, our culture has been groping in the darkness toward a doctrine of primeval sin based on societal categories of gender, race, class, and sexual orientation. Meanwhile, evangelical Christians seem to be struggling with the plain ramifications of what we claim as basic truth. Belief in original sin means taking seriously in the present the sins of the past.Historic Christianity has produced various conceptions of original sin , but analytical theologian Oliver Crisp has pinpointed where all orthodox traditions intersect: āOriginal sin is an inherited corruption of nature, a condition which every fallen human being possesses from the first moment of generation.ā Sin is not merely a matter of imitating bad behavior. Itās an inheritance: āIn a way akin to congenital genetic conditions that are passed from both parents to their child, original sin is passed down the generations as a kind of moral disorder or defect.āAnecdotal and statistical data bear this out. Regarding patterns of intergenerational child abuse, the Childrenās Bureau reported, āMany (but not all) studies on the topic have found that parents who experienced childhood ...Continue reading...
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