a pictorial history of my bible

"Bible History" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

“Bible History” cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

First, the bible was on the throne, totally unquestionable.

Next, the bible endured my dismantling of its claims.

Then, after seeing the incongruencies between the bible’s claims and truth, I neglected.

Finally, when I accepted the bible for what it was, it took its rightful place.

My deconstruction really began with me questioning the bible as the only inspired word of God, infallible and inerrant. That’s really what began it all.

What ended it was loving what is rather than what I was taught or what I wished it was.


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8 Responses

  1. Bob Lundgren says:

    Yes, David!! Not a rule book, not a direct, inerrant, word from God, not an answer book. But… a resource telling the faith journeys of people who have gone before, and with which we can wrestle with good and bad from the past, reflect, and gain insight for our journeys.

  2. Jordan says:

    Never hurts to have different perspectives.

  3. Kristin says:

    Love this! A very ecumenical faith perspective 🙂

  4. Michael says:

    I dont know how I found your page but im glad I did!!! (Bookmarked now)
    I have always been told that the KJV,NIV and even Hollman Standard are safe…meaning nothing twisted out of context and every word,letter, puncuation marks are there exactly as God intended them to be. I have visited (only once) a church that held the1611 KJV as the ONLY TRUE version. All others were works and words of man who was influenced by Satan. Yes, it was a little crazy. As what I personally use is many translations thanks to a bible app. I like to cross reference all the time.

  5. Thanks Michael. Nice to meet you.