Here are some biblical bloopers that people have given in answering questions about the Bible:
• “The Egyptians were all drowned in the dessert. Afterwards, Moses went up to Mount Cyanide to get the Ten Commandments.”
• “Moses died before reaching Canada. Then Joshua led the Hebrews in the Battle of Geritol.”
• “Jesus enunciated the Golden Rule, which says to do one to others before they do one to you. He also explained, ‘A man doth not live by sweat alone.’”
• “The epistles were the wives of the apostles.”
Our knowledge of the Bible is not what it used to be, and this is to our own detriment. The Bible holds the possibility of being a source of faith and hope, an instrument that directs us toward God. While it is true that it can be a frustrating book to read, full of antiquated stories that sometimes offend our modern sensibilities, it is this historical distance that jars our senses and helps us examine faith and life anew.
This year we want to open up the world of the Bible to you. To do so we are launching “Route 66: a Biblical Journey.” At the center of this stands “The Bible Challenge,” which is to read through the Bible in a year. Along the way we’ll provide resources to help you grow in your understanding of the Bible. So watch our blogs for the next two weeks as we help you prepare to make the most of this journey. On Monday, September 30, we will begin the daily readings.