Author: Dr. Eugene C. Rollins

D.Min., lpc, lpc-s, dac 

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Dr. Eugene C. Rollins, Author

Dr. Rollins’ latest book

Why I take the bible seriously but not literlly

As a pastor I have a dual role: that of a prophet and a priest. The prophet confronts the people, and the priest comforts the people. I am to comfort the troubled and trouble the comfortable.

In relationship to the Bible, the dual struggle is clear. As the priest, I take the Bible seriously because it changes lives (first sermon). I have never heard anyone give testimony that reading Plato’s
The Republic, Virgil’s Aeneid, Homer’s Odyssey, Cicero’s Moral Ethics, or John Stewart Mill’s Liberty changed their lives. But thousands of people have given testimony of how reading the Bible has changed their lives forever. As the prophet, I propose to you that no book has been more abused than the Bible or more misunderstood. The Bible has been a playground for lunatics, profit for the charlatans, a profession for the clergy, a problem for theologians, a puzzle for the general public, and placid for the masses.

 

I believe if a person will read the Bible interpretatively and intelligently it will be read seriously, respectfully and reverently thereby becoming the living word of God.

 

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WHY I TAKE THE BIBLE SERIOUSLY BUT NOT LITERALLY by: Dr. Eugene C. Rollins

“One may study the Bible seriously, respectfully and reverently without believing it literally.”

Chapter Titles:

I Take The Bible Seriously Because It Changes Lives

I Do Not Take The Bible Literally When It Has God Causing Catastrophes

I Take Seriously The Inspiration Of The Bible

I Do Not Take Literally The Bible As Inerrant Or Infallible

I Take Seriously The Bible’s Account Of God’s Creation Of Everything

I Do Not Take Literally Genesis’ Account Of Creation

I Take The Bible Seriously When It Claims That God Owns Everything

I Do Not Take Literally The Bible’s World View

I Take Seriously The Bible’s Admonition To Be Love Slaves

I Do Not Take Literally The Bible’s Admonition To Slaves       

I Take Seriously The Bible’s Equality Of All People

I Do Not Take Literally The Bible’s Inequality Of Women        

I Take Seriously The Bible’s Identity Of Jesus              

I Do Not Take Literally The Bible’s Virgin Birth Of Jesus         

I Take Seriously The Bible’s Affirmation Of God’s Judgment

I Do Not Take Literally The Bible’s Burning Hell

I Do Seriously Worship The God Of The Bible But I Do Not Literally Worship The Bible

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“I Take The Bible Seriously Because It Changes Lives”

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