Sunday, August 8, 2010

Bible Mythbusters: Truly the Light is Sweet...

There are some things which are so basic that even a child could understand and interpret them correctly. However, there are those with a darker nature who wish to try and discredit the Bible for being antiquated, out of touch with today, or just plain incorrect. I agree the Bible is old, but not antiquated because our nature to sin and our need to accept and serve Jesus has not changed over the millenia. On this premise, the Bible is very much in touch with reality today and as Hal Lindsey once said "the Bible is more accurate than tomorrow's newspaper."

The verse I'm going to interpret today is Ecclesiastes 11:7 "Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun."

This verse looks innocuous enough, but those who wish the Word harm say it is stupid to look into the sun because you could go blind.

Does this mean that Dido Armstrong is wrong for her lyrics "See the sun" or any other contemporary writer? What "seeing the sun" is is called vernacular. It is one of the basics of the English language and it means using another word or meaning for something else. Seeing the sun is simply seeing another day. This is what Dido wrote about in her song and it's what King Solomon also indicated in Ecclesiastes 11:7. The Lord is not mocked, his word is perfect and will not return void. Rejoice in the validity of the Bible, it is 100% correct. Maranatha!

1 comment:

Walter Grace said...

I'm not what you'd call a Bible scholar, but those attacking it aren't either. If I can understand it, anyone can. Blessings in Christ Jesus.