Deep in Scripture 2015

Hard Verses: Violent Retribution & Anachronistic Customs in Scripture, Genesis 34 and 1 Corinthians 11

October 15, 2015 One Comment

How does the violence of the Old Testament “mesh” with the peaceful teachings of Jesus? Is it a sin for Christian women to attend church without a head covering?

As a Protestant pastor, Marcus Grodi assigned one of three labels to Bible verses: “Clear, Cloudy, Cyclonic.” Cyclonic verses were the “hard verses” to interpret. Marcus Grodi looks at a violent event in the Old Testament and an example of a now seemingly outmoded and largely abandoned custom regarding head coverings found in the New. What are we as Christians to make of such apparent anachronisms? Is the decision about whether and how to apply such Scriptures a matter for individual interpretation or not? We’ll explore this today on Deep in Scripture!

Scripture verses: Genesis 34 and 1 Corinthians 11 (also 1 Timothy 3:14-15)

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  • Joey Ventura

    Heard before, OT does not apply to us anymore, just the moral laws, right? So as gruesome as that story, it’s hard to use our understanding of justice. Now on the other hand, Paul saying that it’s ok to have divisions, doesn’t that justify the protestant point of view? And then, doesn’t that contradict with his letter to Timothy, saying this is how the church/faithful should behave?
    Thanx and God Bless!

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