Monday, 19 October 2009

Confession

I am reading through the Bible in a year. The scheme was devised by a friend of a friend. Basically, we started at Genesis and will finish in Revelation. I have found it good but also extremely challenging. The past 15 months of my life have been full of massive adjustment, and through some of the most difficult parts I was stuck in the Major and Minor Prophets of the Old Testament. I have found them hard, I have questioned the relevance of some of the more technical sections for Christianity today and I have come through reading them with lots of questions. I found it hard to find much joy in them.

I breathed a sigh of relief when I started the New Testament the other day. Am I the only Christian who struggles to make parts of the Old Testament make sense? I can't align the parts when God calls for destruction of peoples etc with the commandment not to murder.

If anyone, has any insight I would love to hear it. If anyone, feels the same way then please tell me. If you feel I am on the verge of becoming a liberal then please be gentle with me.

1 comment:

Sarah@EmergingMummy said...

Nope, you're not the only one! I feel the same way sometimes. There are parts I love but overall, I struggle to make it "applicable." It helped me to just abandon efforts to make it apply or relevant and instead see it as part of the story but not the whole story. And don't be scared of being a liberal...it's not so bad. ;-)