The Bible Is Not Relevant

Justin Johnson

Everyone knows that our society caters to the whim of our younger generations who have the innate intellectual ability and astute discernment to announce to the rest of the world what is ‘cool’.

But why is it that the same people who tell us the Bible is irrelevant are the same people who tell us our clothes are out of style?

It must be because everyone also knows that every eighteen year old knows everything.

Yet after I set my pious hat and holier-than-thou necktie aside I would have to agree with the children. The Bible is not relevant.

It is totally irrelevant to starting a garage band. It provides no input on how low to wear your pants and is void of butchered English.

It doesn’t understand the carbon footprint, does not have an rss feed, and is not in movie form. It could not be very important if it does not come through a screen of some kind.

Young people are not the only people who think the Bible is irrelevant. Sometimes their parents and grandparents also think so.

And if I think twice about it I would agree with them too. After all, how many recipes can you find in the Bible?

It must be outdated if it thinks men and women should submit to anything except a prenuptial agreement (Eph 5:21).

The only horsepower it contains are the four horsemen of the apocalypse, which I suppose are relevant to Notre Dame.

Yet, not one time does it mention Jesus spending quality time tossing the pigskin back and forth with his disciples. Even though in Jewish circles they would most likely have tossed a sheepskin no doubt.

By now you know the Bible is useless at providing good jokes unless your talking about the one with the rabbi and the priest.

All in all the Bible is pretty much totally out of touch with what is deemed important today.

All it contains are divine answers to age old questions such as: “what is our purpose?”; “why are we here?”; “who is God?”; “how do I know right and wrong?”; “why do bad things happen?”

Unless you want the truth about facing your Maker in judgement of right and wrong then the Bible is no help (Rom 2:16).

Unless your faced with family strife, guilt, hopelessness, sin, injustice, or death then the Bible is of no relief (Rom 3:23, 6:23).

But, of course, that is all irrelevant especially to eighteen year olds.

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Published: August 26, 2008
Last Modified: September 16, 2012
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