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This is the teaching site of the West Side church of Christ in Fort Worth, TX. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials were written and prepared by Stan Cox

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“You Can’t Take It Literally and be Happy”

At the height of her fame as the other woman in the Ivana and Donald Trump breakup, Marla Maples spoke of her religious roots. She believed in the Bible, she told interviewers, then added the disclaimer, “but you can’t always take [it] literally and be happy.”

Chuck Colson
The Body, p. 124

Certainly an honestly stated sentiment, and one that is fairly typical of our day. You can’t take the Bible literally and be happy, because the Bible condemns your ungodliness! Too many, when faced with the choice of either ceasing their sin, or rejecting the Bible, choose to reject the Bible. “No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon” (Luke 16:13).