Story and Scripture

Darrell Jodock

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 4/1/1981

Issue: The Bible as Scripture (Vol. 1, No 2, Spring, 1981)

What is good news for one time is not necessarily good news for another. If I am confused and distraught and hear from another "this is what God expects of you...," it can be good news. However, if my conscience is sensitive and already burdened by guilt for not doing what I ought, then "this is what God expects of you..." will not be good news at all. It will reinforce or add to my burden of guilt.

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