The Consequence Of Fast Food Theology – A Flat Bible

Context Determines Meaning In February had a very disturbing conversation with 3 Mormon elders who would not look at the context of a particular passage of Scripture.  Instead they wanted to standardize all definitions of the word “one” based on a traditional interpretation of John 17:20-21.  This conversation occurred after a talk on Mormonism at our Wednesday Night Bible Study.  These Mormon elders came ready for debate and refused to listen to deal with hermeneutical issues (the science of biblical interpretation) first, so that we could agree on how we go about explaining and interpreting a certain portions of scripture.  American Christianity tends to want things made simple and handed to us in 3 minutes or less.  Like our fast food we want fast food theology.  This tendency will always fail us when we witness to other religions that may study their flacious traditions more that we study Scritpure.   In sharing this short summary of my reflection over how I should handle … [Read more...]