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Sufficiency of the Scriptures – the New Battle for the Bible

I still remember, as a teen, listening to a sermon about the Gerasene demoniac from Mark 5. It’s an amazing story detailing Christ’s power over the spiritual forces of darkness and ability to deliver men from their devilish grip. But you would have never known that from the sermon I was hearing. My childhood pastor, a graduate of a SBC seminary, argued away any supernatural element and declared this event was nothing more than Jesus attacking the social injustice of his day.

According to my pastor, Jesus wasn’t interacting with an actual demon who possessed this man, as the text so clearly states, but simply a man who had been driven to insanity after being robbed of all self-dignity in his society. This poor man no longer saw himself as a valuable individual. Therefore, when Jesus asked for his name, he simply answered, “My name is Legion: for we are many.” Translated: “I am just a nobody numbered among the masses of society.” Who had brought this unjust plight upon this man? Simply put, it was the corporate pig farmers who had used men like him to line their pockets with profit. Therefore, Jesus destroyed the source of their profit by driving their commodity into the sea and bringing His judgment upon those capitalistic pigs.

 

 

 

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  1. June 9, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Cause it’s all about material wealth.

  2. June 9, 2015 at 9:01 am

    Cause it’s all about material wealth for the non-believer.

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