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The Sins of Scripture Exposing the Bible"s Texts of Hate to Reveal the God of Love by John Shelby Spong

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  PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Spong (Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism), a retired Episcopal bishop and prominent spokesperson for liberal Christianity, focuses this book on "terrible texts" which have been used to justify such "sins" as overbreeding, degradation of the environment, sexism, child abuse and anti-Semitism/5(4). He is the author of 15 books including the bestselling Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism, Living in Sin, Liberating the Gospels, Why Christianity Must Change or Die, and his latest book The Sins of Scripture. History will recognize him as one of the major change agents in modern Christianity.   The seven deadly sins, as identified by Pope Gregory 1 in the late sixth century, are considered categories of sin: pride, envy, wrath, gluttony, lust, sloth, and greed. Many think the deadly seven are recorded in the Bible. Surprisingly, even though each of the seven is a sin, this list is not contained in Scripture.   The Sins of Scripture: Exposing the Bible's Texts of Hate to Reveal the God of Love Paperback – March 14 by John Shelby Spong (Author) out of 5 stars 91 ratings. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Amazon Price New from Used from Kindle Edition "Please retry" CDN$ /5(91).

A false teacher that is allowed to teach Rev A false witness that speaks lies (an abomination to God) Pv ,19; Mt ; Ex A heart that devises wicked imaginations (abomination) Pv ,16 A man who will not work 2 Thes A person that leads the blind astray Deut ; Mt [ ]. Sins of parents and children. 18 The Lord ’s word came to me: 2 What do you mean by this proverb of yours about the land of Israel: “When parents eat unripe grapes, the children’s teeth suffer”? 3 As surely as I live, says the Lord God, no longer will you use this proverb in Israel! 4 All lives are mine; the life of the parent and the life of the child belong to me. 24 Bible Verses about Sins Of The Fathers Book of the Law. But the sons of the slayers he did not put to death, according to what is written in the book of the Law of Moses, as the Lord commanded, saying, “The fathers shall not be put to death for the sons. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins .

  I talk about The Sins of Scripture: Exposing the Bible's Texts of Hate to Reveal the God of Love by John Shelby Spong. You can buy a copy here on The Sins of Scripture Exposing the Bible's Texts of Hate to Reveal the God of Love Chapter One Why This Book, This Theme, This Author The Bible is a subject of interpretation: there is no doctrine, no prophet, no priest, no power, which has not claimed biblical sanctions for itself. Paul Tillich It is a mysterious book, this Bible. The book talks about homosexuality, problems with laws of the Bible, women's rights, children's rights, the word of God, anti-Semitism and the history of scriptures. If you're a Christian, and you're not interested in the truth about your religion, I don't suggest that you purchase this book or ever read any books . The phrase, "sins of the fathers" appears in the Ten Commandments in Deuteronomy and Exodus. The phrase also appears in the book of Numbers and in Jeremiah. So, the phrase is linked to.