A fairly challenging article…of course we can always just change the scripture to say what we want, or not say what we don’t like, or add to it things it doesn’t say. That began long ago. But the “Ashamed” word captures, the essence of everyday avoidance. Problem is finding the right path to not be “Offensive”, while speaking the truth. No easy path.
Gen 3:4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
Gen 3:5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
Rom 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Rom 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
Btw, if one tries to rationalize, saying it’s the gospel, not to be ashamed of, and tosses the Bible just to accommodate….they don’t understand, we know the gospel, because of God’s word, and addition to Paul’s statement to Timothy quoted at the end of the article we have, Jesus saying…
Without Apology: 7 Reasons Not to Be Ashamed of the Hard Parts of the Gospel
Originally published November 4, 2016