Cascade Church Portland

Biblio-Idolatry:: Why it Matters

September 9, 2019

When I hear "The Bible says.." my ears immediately perk. 

That's a pretty lofty claim regarding 66 books covering a 1,600 year span originating 3,500 years ago. 

The Bible is the key sacred text of Christians, so it makes sense that there would be a lot of emotion and authority wrapped into it. Culturally, when we try and make a point or win an argument we often go to the highest shelves of language and thought. 

Skipped breakfast? You're starving.
Woke up in the middle of the night and couldn't fall back asleep? You're dead.
Someone cut you off in traffic? You'll kill them.
Step in gum? The worst.

Every conversation is prone to extremism to make a point, but all of this extremism takes a toll on our relationship with the things we place at the peak.

Our relationship with America gets strained when all political disagreements end with "Love it or Leave it." Our relationship with Justice gets strained when all issues are this age's holocaust. 
And our relationship with Faith gets strained when everything gets litigated through various interpretations of the Bible. 

We want to explore our relationship with the Bible and the ways that we've elevated it beyond God. 

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