8 December 2021  |

Dear Editor,

I very much enjoyed the Fall 2021 issue of Adventist Today! Every article contributed to my better understanding of how we should read the Bible. In the lead article, I was especially impressed with Loren’s insistence that those parts of the Bible that seem to show God as vengeful and destructive do not portray a God with the character of kindness and goodness we aspire to. I have come to the same conclusion, and it is reassuring to know I’m not the only one who thinks this way. He goes on to say that Jesus came to show us what God is like and how we should treat each other. “Any rule that ends up with hateful treatment of people isn’t godly, no matter how clearly it seems to be stated…”

Other articles by Olive Hemmings, Matthew Korpman, Edwin Torkelsen, Reinder Bruinsma, Maury Jackson and Alba Prato, Herold Weiss, Steven Siciliano, and Daniel Mora, each with different perspectives on the issue of biblical interpretation, make this one magazine worth a subscription! I urge you to rush your subscription request today, if you aren’t already receiving it!

Carrol Grady
Washington state

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