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Many miles to travel

The Very Rev Dr John Chalmers reflects on the tough messages of Scripture.

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THE nature of human sexuality, research into the human embryo, end of life choices – there is no end to the complex moral conundrums which do not lend themselves to easy answers.

Traditionally, when Christians wrestle with these conundrums they turn to the Bible for guidance and direction, but, given that these and many other matters were not under discussion when the ancient writers of scripture were at work, it is not surprising that diferent people come away from the text with very diferent perspectives. For me, however, the most challenging thing about Scripture lies in those passages which are timeless and unambiguous, but which are avoided because they are too hard.

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