Biblical suspicion

Why is it that as a Christian I am suspicious of anybody who forms their entire worldview – scientific, political and eschatological – on the basis of Genesis, Daniel, and Revelation?

They seem perfectly natural places to go for such issues…

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Nathan runs St Eutychus. He loves Jesus. His wife. His daughter. His son. His other daughter. His dog. Coffee. And the Internet. He is the campus pastor at Creek Road South Bank, a graduate of Queensland Theological College (M. Div) and the Queensland University of Technology (B. Journ). He spent a significant portion of his pre-ministry-as-a-full-time-job life working in Public Relations, and now loves promoting Jesus in Brisbane and online. He can't believe how great it is that people pay him to talk and think about Jesus.

4 thoughts on “Biblical suspicion”

  1. I know when you answer a rhetorical question, you always end up looking like a goose (by the way how annoying is it when this happens as you’re preaching).

    The answer is because you’re a cynic. And rightly so. But more and more I am softening my stance toward such simpletons. Partly because they’re coming from a position of taking the Bible seriously. Now, they are failing to read the Bible as the Bible itself would have us read it, but nevertheless, I prefer literals to liberals

  2. Maybe a harsh thought, but often they are the people who atheists will use to show why they are ‘right’.
    Ie chaser sketch on Wed night.

  3. Yes. Whenever I say that my favourite book of the Bible is Revelation, my fellow Presbyterians get the “sign of the cross” gleam in their eyes. No good reason for it – it’s just taken for granted that anyone who happens to love that particular part of Scripture also happens to love deciding who the anti-Christ is.

  4. Hey, I’ve read The Late Great Planet Earth. What more is there about politics and eschatology than in Daniel and Revelation?

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