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So what we have is an erroneous and uneducated interpretation of the Bible allowing gross injustice that in many cases causes life-long problems to individuals.
The upshot of both was that the churchwide staff, Church Council, and Churchwide Assembly agreed with the North Carolina Synod's memorial to the 2005 Churchwide Assembly that it was time for the ELCA to explore anew this church's engagement with the Bible, the authority of the Word, and the Lutheran understanding of the interpretation of the Bible.
The concept of "original sin" central to many (but not all) Christian denominations interpretation of the Bible means everyone is doomed to hell who is not Christian.
The leader - known to his followers as Rav - founded the spiritual organisation in 1965 and was credited for popularising the ancient Jewish tradition of mystical interpretation of the Bible.
This is based on a specific interpretation of the Bible and in particular the account of creation in the book of Genesis.
A is for Adam" is counter-evolutionary in its interpretation of the Bible.
The bishop, who espouses a liberal, anti-fundamentalist interpretation of the Bible, says the book needs more voices, Including those of women and visible minorities.
To atone for his sins, the 'Batman and Robin' star would fill "his shoes with gravel" and jump "off the top of his bunk bed, but he eventually decided that his interpretation of the bible allowed for self-pleasure.
More seriously she, and her father, are brought under intense pressure by the elders to conform to their edicts and their restrictive interpretation of the Bible.
The high point in the percentage of Americans favoring a literal interpretation of the Bible was 40%, recorded in 1980 and 1984.
While various religions and cultures have their own creation myths, mostly written back in the Bronze Age, there are now Creationists who are inventing pseudo-science based on their interpretation of the Bible or other ancient books, and attempting to wedge this into the teaching of evidence-based science.
Among specific topics are the Torah as a norm for redaction and interpretation, allegorical interpretation of scripture as exemplified by Philo of Alexandria, the sermons in the Books of Acts showing how the Old Testament is prophecy about Christ, Christ surpasses the Old Testament institutions in the Epistle to the Hebrews, early rabbinic interpretation of the Bible, the apostolic fathers, and Origen's way of the soul toward perfection.