Monday, July 23, 2007

Don't Play The "Fortune Cookie Bible Verse" Game

Many people treat the Bible like it is a fortune cookie. Just open it up and randomly point to a verse and see what God is saying to you personally. One example of someone doing this, that you might have heard, is this... A man wanted to see what God wanted him to do with his life so he randomly opened the Bible and pointed to Mat 27:3,5 which says "Judas went out and hanged himself." He didn't like that all so he tried it again and, this time, pointed to Luke 10:37 which says "Go thou and do likewise." Getting frustrated he tried one more time and pointed to John 13:27 which says "That thou doest, do quickly."

There's even a name for this method. It's called "Bibliomancy" and it can be used on any book. Its defined as a "a form of divination that seeks to know the future by randomly selecting a passage from a book, frequently a sacred text." This clip from the series "A Workman Approved By God" shows you the right way to find answers in the bible.

1 comment:

The Goldman Family said...

That was very good. Guess I better stop doing that to find the answers. Ha. Thanks