(For reference: At left, I've included a picture of a blurry Bible, superimposed on a pixelated Planet Earth.)
I mentioned we're told to "Fear God" a lot in the Bible, that the actual best English interpretation for the most oft-used Hebrew word for "fear" is actually, strangely, "fear." As in...you know...fear.
Didn't go over all that well. I was told we're not supposed to "fear" God, really -- only hold Him in high-esteem. We're supposed to "fear", as in like, really be BFF, to the max. That kind of fear.
I mentioned that sometimes our theology interferes with actual revelation. Like maybe we mentally fashion a God who's not supposed to be feared, really, so we ignore what scripture says. Mentioned that God will do what He wants, regardless of what we think He's supposed to do.
Like when He strikes people dead in the Bible.
"No, he doesn't do that," I was told. "That doesn't happen in the Bible."
I mentioned several instances where it does, including scripture references.
"No. God didn't do that." End of discusson.
So how's your fantasy football team lookin'?