Help Me Understand the Bible

The Bible was not written for the English-speaking reader. It was written in the Middle East in a radically different culture hundreds of years ago. They did not have the logic that we use so easily – Greek logic. It was written before science began.

If we read the Bible trying to force it into our science and logic, we will often be disappointed.

Instead, we need to learn to read it devotionally, with our right brain. The word pictures are beautiful and effective. The narratives tell of God reaching into our history to touch lives. We need to allow our spirits to be blessed by the Creator who is reaching out to us through his Son, Jesus, and his Holy Spirit.

About Clarence

I know that people cannot buy what they do not know about. But, life is not about me. It is about bringing glory to the God I serve. I am to know my place, to realize I understand so little. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Eph 4:2, NIV

Because of this attitude I find merchandizing myself very difficult. Pushing myself forward is at odds with the teachings of Jesus: when you are invited, take the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he will say to you, ‘Friend, move up to a better place.’ Luke 14:10, NIV

All my adult life I have tried to love people and do my best for them. My writing is part of that best effort.

I want to be known as a kind, gentle, loving Christian gentleman.

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