Thursday, August 31, 2006

The Bible is Boring

I was talking with an individual the other day who identifies themself as a Christian . In the course of the conversation, she made the comment: "I get bored reading the Bible." The rest of the conversatoin went something like:

Me : "Really?!"

She: "Yeah, just to sit and read the Bible-- that's boring to me."

Me :"How can you say that? What about Hebrews 4:12, 'the Word of God is living and powerful'. What about that?!"

She: "What about it? I didn't say I don't believe it...I just get bored trying to read the Bible. I think my preacher's boring, too. I usually don't listen to the sermon."

Me : "Well, if you don't read the Bible and you don't listen to your preacher, WHAT do you read and WHO do you listen to?" (At this point, you might be wondering why this person EVEN BOTHERS to go to church. Are you ready?...her husband is the Music Minister! She pretty much HAS to attend.)

She: "I like Jesse Duplantis. I went and seen (yes, she said seen) him a couple of months ago. I like him--he's funny. And I like the way he talks."

Me : "What does funny have to do with preaching?! Don't you remember when Ezra brought out the Book and read to the people for EIGHT HOURS and they STOOD and listened as he read and explained the Scriptures to them? They weren't bored. In fact, when he finished, they were weeping- confessing their sin- and worshiping God. Preaching isn't about being funny--it's about hearing from God through His word. It's how people are saved (1 Corinthians 11:21)."

She: "All I'm saying is, if it doesn't hold my attention, I'm not going to listen."
I think I passed out about this time.


Cheatwoods said...

Oh I wish she could see how alive the bible is! I am reading thru Luke right now and it is amazing! I love my time in the morning when it is just me and the Lord, the time of the day when my son is still asleep but all the birds are begining to churp. OH its my favorite time of the day (Besides nap time that is!!)

gasomatic said...

I get bored reading your blog. So this will be my last post. Don't you have anything better to do? Really, this takes up a lot of time that could be better spent sittng in the steam room with your male dominating buddies. By the way, cover up, your towel just slipped.

Keith said...

You will be missed. Hope things are going well for you in the Waco area (you are not as "anonymous" as you think). Stop by anytime.

Cheatwoods said...

Keith, if its any consolation I dont thing you are male dominating. Perhaps a bit old fationed, but thats what I like about you. Im your little Tattoo wearing crazy girl evangelist christians blogger friend but our hearts are both for God and even tho we well never meet till we get to heaven, we well be spending eternity together!! (altho i dont know if my tattoos well be still on me at the time! LOL)