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TikTok Series: Unlearning the Bible

The Bible is a major stumbling block to faith for many people. But there is another way to understand the Bible and its portrayal of God.

The God depicted in the Bible is confusing. At one point, God seems to command us to love our neighbors as ourselves, but at another time God seems to command genocide, or ever the desctruction of the earth.

How do we make sense of the different and contradicting understandings of God in the Bible?

This is not a new question. Christians throughout history have struggled with it. As it turns out, one of the things we need to do when answering that question is unlearn much of what we have been taught about the Bible.

In fact, if you read certain description of God in the Bible and you think, “God can’t be a violent monster like that” you are not alone. Your intuition is correct.  

In this video series, Pastor Adam provides the tools that will help you unlearn many of the harmful teachings about the Bible so that you can discover a much deeper and more healing understanding of the Bible.

Because God is not a violent monster who demands genocide. God is the nonviolent love that pulses throughout the universe. 

Part 1: The Bible Is Not
the Word of God

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Unlearning the Bible Part 1: The Bible Is Not the Word of God

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Part 2: Why You Should Run
From Bible Believing Churches

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Unlearning the Bible Part 2: Why you should run from Bible believing churches.

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Part3: Why the Bible Is Not
the Infallible Word of God.

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Unlearning the Bible Part 3: Why the Bible Is Not the Infallible Word of God.

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Part 4: Q: How do we know
what Jesus wants us to do?
A: He says love. The Bible
doesn’t always say that.

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Reply to @hannah_mxdison Unlearning the Bible Part 4: Q: How do we know what Jesus wants us to do? A: He says love. The Bible doesn't always say that

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Part 5: How Jesus Interpreted
Scripture and How Christians
Should Interpret Scripture, Too.

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Unlearning the Bible Pt 5: How Jesus Interpreted Scripture and How Christians Should Interpret Scripture, Too. ##progressivechristianity

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Part 6: How To Find
the Christ Figure
in the Old Testament

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Unlearning the Bible Part 6: How To Find the Christ Figure in the Old Testament. ##progressivechristianity

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God is the nonviolent love that pulses throughout the universe.

Part 7: Genesis 1 Is
Not Science. It Is Story.

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Unlearning the Bible Part 7: Genesis 1 Is Not Science. It Is Story. ##progressivechristianity

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Part 8: The Flood Is Not
Literal History.
It’s a True Story.

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Unlearning the Bible Part 8: The Flood Is Not Literal History. It's a True Story. ##progressivechristianity

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Part 9: The Flood Part 2 –
The Flood Changes
Our View of God

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Unlearning the Bible Part 9: The Flood Part 2: The Flood Changes Our View of God ##progressivechristianity

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Part 10: Exposing the
Fundamental Flaw
of Religion

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Unlearning the Bible Part 10: Exposing the Fundamental Flaw of Religion

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Part 11: The Bible is not
the Word of God.
What about 2 Timothy 3:16?

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Reply to @unclejesse82 Unlearning the Bible part 11: The Bible is not the Word of God. What about 2 Timothy 3:16?

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Part 13: You Shall Know
the Truth and the Truth
Shall Set You Free.
What does that even mean?

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Reply to @gavinericksen4 Unlearning the Bible Part 13: You Shall Know the Truth and the Truth Shall Set You Free. What does that even mean?

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Part 14: Not Every Depiction
of God in the Bible is True.

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Reply to @briaannaaq Unlearning the Bible Part 14: Not every depiction of God in the Bible is true.

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