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Devotional - Monday, October 10, 2016 284/82

Today's Scripture: “And they shall make an ark of acacia wood; two and a half cubits shall be its length, a cubit and a half its width, and a cubit and a half its height." Ex 25:10

5564. Truth never yields to accommodate a teaching plan. JG

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See it.

Connect this


Live it.

There is a practice begun many years ago and made dominant in missions work since. I hear the term all the time and it makes me feel uneasy every time I hear it. "Story-telling" might be a good intention, but using the word "story" in connection with the Bible and anything but a parable irks me. A story is not a good substitute for testimony because a story tale is a fictional narrative designed to entertain and influence listeners. But telling a story is the term also used for people speaking lies. It seems to me that a historical biblical account should not be called a "story."

Dumbing down of the gospel allows people to associate the Bible with fictional characters and well-intentioned lies rather than history. Someone hearing a gospel story might be confused over Jack and the beanstalk and David and the giant. Might they confuse magic beans and rocks in a slingshot? How can such a confusing thing even be tolerated, much less defended?

Pray it.

Thank You, God, that while I may change, Your word never will.


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Keywords: Connect; Symbol; Story

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