Monday, March 28, 2016

Reflection for the Week - March 28

Many evangelicals claim that if you disagree with them and don’t hold to a literal interpretation of Genesis 1-3, then you’re both a heretic and unspiritual. That very lapse of insight, however, shows that these people are actually further away from what’s true than closer to it. Though for believers in the tradition it’s hard to see this because they’ve been taught the evangelical illusion that if they’re not “in the fold,” God is against them. This is a tricky and highly manipulative maneuver; a stacked deck with which evangelicals assume they can never lose, but it invites suspicion, not trust. Beware.