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McLaren Quote on Scripture by orchardblog
November 11, 2004, 1:09 am
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“It’s no surprise…that biblical Christians have thrived when we’ve used the Bible with the goal of becoming good people who, because we follow Jesus, do good works in God’s good world.

And we have languished and wandered when we have used the Bible as a weapon to threaten others, as a tool to indimidate others and prove them wrong, as a shortcut to being know-it-alls who believe the Bible gives us all the answers, as a defense of the status quo – none of these being the use Paul the apostle wanted Timothy, to make of the Scriptures.”

Brian McLaren
A Generous Orthodoxy, p. 165

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