(June 19, 2021) Dr Jim McClure, straight shooting theologian, brings a timely challenge…
About seven years ago someone posted on the internet a photo of a dress that caused quite a debate among people regarding its colours. Some people adamantly declared that the colours were obviously blue and black while others just as dogmatically stated that they were gold and white.
What do you think? What were the actual colours of that dress? (Answer at the bottom of the article!)
There is a correct answer to the question and there are also perceived answers… and there are many reasons why the perceived answer appears to be the ‘obvious’ answer!
So what point am I trying to make?
Simply this. Christians often disagree over things that are mentioned in the Bible and often that disagreement leads to disagreeable conflict, arrogance and legalism.
After many decades of academic study and personal reflection of the content of the Bible I must confess that I do not have all the answers! Indeed regarding some of the things I once was convinced were undisputable, I now have to admit that conceivably I may have been incorrect in my strongly held perceptions.(more…)