“The Bible was not written directly by the hand of God. It was written by mortal men who transcribed the word of God through the context of their time period. Reading the Bible without understanding that context is like reading Huckleberry Finn without knowing what slavery was or reading The Great Gatsby with no understanding of the concept of money. 

Reading scripture cannot be as easy as cherry-picking individual verses, because the verses without their context are just words strung together by some ancient thinker interpreted by a modern translator who thinks he knows the precise meaning.”

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