The Jewelry thing (the abstinence doctrine) is a very implicit argument that requires the believers to ignore the entirety of the Bible, and even the words of Jesus, the culture of the people in question and the documented and archeological history of the audience to which this was written, and re-interprets the explicit meanings and statements therein to fit their implicit narrative.
Yes, I am still here! Having been swamped at work and life, it’s taken some time, to pull around the time, to find the time, to write an article… Phew, that’s a mouth full! Yet, here we are, writing, and thinking about Jesus. There shouldn’t be a day that goes by […]