THE BIBLE – A Commentary?
You can’t believe everything you read, hear or see… It all started last night, I knew it was coming, but I had to check the Entertainer section of The Albuquerque Journal to see what number was The History Channel and what time this ‘Epic Television Event of 2013‘ was going to be on. After tuning into channel 46, I had to do some good old fashioned flipping to find it on channel 48. I often wrestle with having a critical spirit and my wife, Juliet lets me know it, when I don’t catch it on my own.
How do you start THE BIBLE with Noah? Great visuals, but never in The Word Of God does it tell us that Noah at any time was able to leave the ark, until after it rested on Mount Ararat and the waters subsided, yet we see him ‘on deck’ surveying the land, oh, I’m sorry, the water. Sure, we know they’re not quoting The Bible, as they already let us know ‘In The Beginning’ of the film, but let’s at least accept the fact that God probably told His Story or as Michael Jackson put it, HIStory, in the order He wanted it. And what’s with the television industry rating THE BIBLE TV-14, with a V for violence? That would mean, Jesus at age 12, when he was knocking the scribes off their seats with His tremendous Wisdom of The Word, would not have been able to watch His Story without parental concent or Josiah, who became The King Of Israel at age 8 and brought the greatest revival of that time to the nation!
Yes, there have been countless bible based movies made over the years and stories galore written. One in particular that got my goat was Richard Gere, playing King David, where he runs frantically away from Goliath, while kicking up dust and throwing rocks, hoping to feign off the giant, but then again, what do you expect from a Buddhist, attempting to act like a man after God’s own heart? In THE (REAL) BIBLE, Sarah did NOT tell Abraham to decide or let God decide, about what he should do with Hagar & Ishmael, after their promised son Isaac was born and while I’m on this topic, what’s with the lamb, when The Bible tells us a ram was caught in the thicket, hence the rams horn or the shofar, which sounds the alarm and calls us to battle.
Several years ago, The Church Of Christ came out with a Bible distributing campaign and the slogan was, ‘THE BIBLE, READ IT FOR YOUR-SELF!’ Paul the Apostle told Timothy, ‘ALL Scripture Is God Breathed,’ so we should treat It as such. Many Bible commentaries have been written and most are helpful, but ultimately, we have God’s Holy Spirit to lead and guide us into ALL Truth & Understanding. I will leave the subject of Christian Mingle and the Catholic Church advertisements up to others.