Saturday, June 12, 2010
I went to Ribfest last night. Quite possibly the best thing to come out of North Dakota. The ribs were delicious, and the music was pretty good as well. Now you might be asking, where is Matt going with this? The answer: I don't know. Eve was created from one of Adam's ribs, so there's a biblical reference right there. Also, they mention feasting in the Bible, and roasting fattened calves and whatnot, so I think ribs would fall into that category. So that means that the Bible tells us to go to Ribfest, right? (I just figured out where I'm going with this.) Wrong. The point of all that, as I have now figured out, is that people try to spin the Bible to mean what they want it to mean, and we have to be on the lookout for tricks like that. One example that pops to mind is how people will use the Bible to justify their drinking (read: overdrinking). They say things to the effect of people in the Bible drank all the time, and even Jesus drank wine. Yep, that is true. However, the Bible specifically warns against drunkenness (Galatians 5:21, for one; a google search will turn up tons of others) and to what drunkenness will lead - things like error, strife, poverty, etc. There are many other examples out there of things people try to justify by twisting the Bible. Just remember to always look it up for yourself, and everything needs to be taken in context.
Until next week,
Posted by MattHaugen at 10:31 AM