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Pastor Adam Hamilton addresses five well known sayings often misattributed to Christian Scripture: "Everything happens for a reason"; "God helps those who help themselves"; "God won't give you more than you can handle"; "God said it I believe it that settles it"; and "Love the sinner hate the sin." These common statements though they contain grains of truth he writes are not found in the Bible and can cause divide and create misrepresentation of Christ. He goes on to dissect each of these seemingly bland statements offers real life stories that help to clarify their meanings and considers the principles within each statement from a biblical perspective noting that taking them literally often falls short of Christ's teachings. Hamilton's work here is interesting and somewhat denser than the title suggests. Christians open to discovering inspiration in non traditional sources will appreciate this fresh perspective on often misused aphorisms. (Apr.) " Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
They are simple phrases. They sound Christian--like something you might find in the Bible. We've all heard these words. Maybe we've said them. They capture some element of truth, yet they miss the point in important ways.
Join Adam Hamilton in this 5-week Bible study to search for the whole truth by comparing common Christian clichEs with the wisdom found in Scripture. The clichEs include:
- Everything happens for a reason.
- God helps those who help themselves.
- God won't give you more than you can handle.
- God said it, I believe it, that settles it.
- Love the sinner, hate the sin.