Thursday, March 06, 2008

The Boring Bible

I have been going through a list of excuses that christians make for not studying the Bible. Many feel that it is boring, even though many may be afraid to verbalize it. They may make other excuses instead such as "I don't have time" or "It's too hard to understand."

If you pick up the Bible and begin reading from the book of Genesis, it is actually very interesting. You can read about Creation and Adam and the Fall of Man, you can read about Noah and the flood, you read about Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and Joseph. The story of Joseph, by the way, is one of my favorite parts of the Bible to read. Everything he went through and where he ended up is incredible. You can read in Exodus the story of Moses and how the people of Israel were delivered from Egypt. Then, however, you may get to the book of Leviticus. It's like watching paint dry. It's rule after rule and law after law.

The point is that parts of the Bible may be dull (they are still important, but that's a later post) the majority are not. Many may think it is boring because the only time it is read is in a boring Sunday School class or a few verses here and there in a worship service. Very few actually pick the Bible up and read it. I think that most christians would be surprised at what is found within the Bible if they simply picked it up and began to read and study. There may be a perception that is dull because it has never really been picked up and read and studied.

1 Comment:

  1. Ryland said...
    You know that is a great thought. I am a student at Johnson Bible College and what many people don't understand is that the Bible that we read is X rated in many ways. The Bible would never have been a lowed into the hands of a young Hebrew boy or girl. Just look at the Song of Songs, this is a sex story, yeah you have to read into it a little, but even if you don't you know exactly what is being talked about. Any ways, thanks for writing this blog I think it was great. God Bless.

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