Having decided that the Bible was the word of God as a teenager, I was faced with many questions. How could a loving God order the wholesale slaughter of the people of Canaan? Does the book of Proverbs encourage abuse with its 'he who spares the rod hates his child'? Are Paul's words 'I do not permit a woman to be a teacher' relevant today? The book tells the story of how I formed a view on these and other matters. The focus is on the process rather than on my conclusions.
I end with a challenge: it's my view that gathering weekly for worship is a distraction for believers from our main task. Have I understood this rightly from the Bible, or am I simply wrong?
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