Christians Once Again Trying to Explain Who The Bible’s Promises Are For – TGC Article
Christians can’t seem to agree on when or if the promises in the Bible – especially Old Testament ones – apply to Christians today.
Here is another example of writers on another Christian site attempting to explain which promises are meant for Christians today and which are not:
(Link): Which Promises Are For Me? on The Gospel Coalition site, written by Jen Wilkin
I have more comments below this.
The page goes on and on like that; click the link at top if you’re interested in seeing the full article.
Perhaps some Christians needed to be made aware of these things, but I’m over 40 years of age, have been a Christian since before I hit age ten, have read the entire Bible as well as many books about Christian theology and apologetics.
I don’t think I really need a basic primer on these things at this stage.
I find a lot of the points in the article are rather basic and based on common sense.
Even under her “Do Your Homework” section, I’m sorry, but Christians to this day still debate and fuss over if Jeremiah 29.11 is for believers only today (she mentions that passage in her article).
She seems to feel that Jer 29.11 is for ancient Israelites only, but I still find other Christians who believe it’s equally applicable to Christians in America in 2015.
Her article only adds to the confusion, in my view. That Christians have to keep explaining and teaching which biblical promises and verses apply to whom does not clarify the situation, but piles on.
I can guarantee you if Christians of other denominations read this page (I refer again to (Link): Which Promises Are For Me? ) that this lady wrote, they will each have their own particular objections or areas of disagreement.
(Link): Christians Who Can’t Agree on Who The Old Testament Is For and When or If It Applies
(Link): Gallup: Record Low 24% Believe Bible Is Literal Word of God (May 2017)
(Link): More Musings about Applicability of the Old Testament, Via One Man’s Testimony About Jeremiah 29:11
(Link): Does God’s Plan to Do You No Harm, Prosper You, And Give You Hope and A Future Involve You Dying In a Fiery Plane Crash? Regarding Jeremiah 29:11 and Its Application
(Link): Christians Who Take the Bible Literally Cannot Agree On Much of Anything
(Link): Sometimes the Bible is Clear – Regarding Rachel Held Evan’s Post