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Does The Literal Reading Of The Bible Capture The Heart And Character Of God?

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 05: Born again Christian Carl Hamblin holds banners quoting the Bible as he stands in Parliament Square on February 5, 2013 in London, England. Later Parliament will hold a vote on whether to allow homosexual couples to marry. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
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Do we read the Bible too literally?

It is a question that is often discussed among its readers and followers.

Revered Adam Hamilton of Kansas City joined WIBX First News with Keeler in the Morning as the Supreme Court decides whether to take up the issue of same sex message.

”There is a whole lot in the Bible that results from a the time when the people lived,” including relationships with slaves and women, Hamilton said.

”Does that actually capture the heart and character of God?,” Hamilton asked.

Under his direction, Reverend Hamilton’s church has nearly doubled, from 8,500 followers to over 16,000.

Hamilton went on to explain his belief that scriptures were not dictated, but spoken to the writers who then interpreted the message in their own time.

Citing examples of things that Christians don’t follow today that are in the Bible, specifically the Old Testament:

  • Circumcision
  • Whether gentiles had to obey the law
  • Worship on Saturday…today’s most worship on Sunday

The clip below includes two phones calls, one from a woman named Mary before and one from a man names David:

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