When discussingÂ various “sins”,Â I like to use the metaphone of the Leader Board in golf.Â Golfers with lower scores do not make the Leader Board.
In my lifetime, several sins that were on the sin Leader Board have slipped off,Â working in the farm fields on Sunday, playing cards, dancing and alcohol.Â These perfectly good sins are ignored today.Â If they were people they would hire public relations experts to put themselves back into play.
Sins on the Leader Board today are homosexuality and abortion.Â This must be in part because they are great fund raisers.
Even though many devout Christians say their faith “never changes”, the changes are taking place right under their noses.Â Those trying to stop these changes are like tooth picks in front of a bull dozer.
One of the changes going on today is a shift fromÂ emphasis on the Biblical writer “Paul” to an interpretation of the Biblical character, Jesus.Â Those leading and endorcing this change see the two charactersÂ differently from theologians of past times.
Jesus, these advocates say, was a person who accepted people as they were.Â Â Looking at the faith in this way presentsÂ the most legitimate way of representing the overarching message of the Bible.
Paul, on the other hand, was an argumentive character.Â And, there are those who find the writing style of work attributed to some of “Paul’s” writing to vary, suggesting that he did not write all of it.
To understand the “message” of the Bible, you have to stay tuned.