About Us   |   Contact   |   Advertise With Us   |   Support CWCS

The One Small Fact That Changed How I Read The Bible

December 1, 2021

What if I told you that people don’t really care what the Bible says? You might echo Jon Foreman of Switchfoot in your response and say “Welcome to the planet.” But what if I also told you that people didn’t care about the Bible as it was being written? What if I told you that the very people to whom the Bible was written were the very ones who didn’t care about what it said?

I want to invite you to view Scripture in a way that few people seem to realize, and yet is clear from the very words of Scripture and so easy to see in retrospect:

The Bible is a minority report.

I don’t take credit for this idea, I got it from a class called “Introduction to the Hebrew Bible” taught by BibleProject’s Tim Mackie (free for anyone who wants to watch). But I must say, when I first heard it, it blew my mind.

Think about it just for a second. If we read the prophets, especially folks like Isaiah and Ezekiel, we can clearly see that they are speaking condemnation to the nation of Israel, the majority of the people around them. When we read the judges and prophets like Elijah crying out to God how only he remains to stand against the wicked king (to which God replies “Oh please, you’re not that special,” my translation), it shows us that the followers of Yahweh were vastly outnumbered by those of their own people who had adopted pagan influence. Moses in the Torah is constantly dealing with people complaining and outright disobeying to the point where several plagues are unleashed just to get them to shut up and get their act together.

The authors of the Old Testament, more often than not, were part of a remnant of people who had chosen to remain faithful to their God in the face of a culture that had overwhelmingly rejected Him. Similar things can be said in the New Testament. The Church wasn’t the majority people group in the ancient Roman world. It was a small (albeit growing) religious sect cropping up out of that annoying backwater district of Judaea, like dandelions in a freshly mowed lawn.

What is the significance of this? I’m not here to make any sweeping interpretive claims or tell you that you’ve been reading the Bible wrong your whole life (I think God knows how to write a book that you can basically understand without me telling you how to read it), but I am here to invite you to view it as something different than a set of principles that was universally recognized and agreed upon the second it appeared.

I’m inviting you to see it as a template of how God works. Sure, God used some authoritative figures to get some parts down (Moses wasn’t exactly a sideliner), but it seems like for the most part, once Moses passed away a lot of people that came along with their contributions to Scripture were constantly trying to steer Israel back to their covenant with God, oftentimes failing miserably in the process (exile, anyone?). Yet through it all, God’s Word endured. Kings and gods all passed away until it was only the word of Yahweh that remained.

What do I think we should get from this? Let me be clear about this first, God is not beholden to predictability. He’s not a chemical in a test tube. What did the folks in Narnia say about Aslan? He’s not a tame lion, but he is good. Yet in His method of “mysterious ways,” God has set a precedent for working through the small things, through those pushed to the sideline, through those called to speak truth to power.

Up until the 4th century, one of the last things followers of Yahweh had ever been (for any extended period of time that is) is the majority, much less a people in much power. And once that majority and power was achieved, well, we see how checkered the Church’s past is.

It makes me wonder how Christians should be approaching power and authority.

Scripture is speaking to us, not from the vantage point of a powerful and successful people or some great social experiment where everyone obeyed God and all was well. It speaks to us from the view of the outcast, of the oppressed, of the rejected, of the minority. Scripture and the people of God thrive as outcasts, as (legitimately) oppressed, as rejected, as a minority. And though I don’t think this is grounds, for me at least, to say anything super definitive, it does make me wonder. Should we even be seeking power as Christians? As an American, should I be seeking to establish the entire Bible as law? If those mentioned above are the people that God worked through the most in the past, who is He working the most through now?

  1. adult sex games rpg

    December 7th, 2021 at 4:36 PM

    ash x serena sex games https://cybersexgames.net/

  2. best online casino usa

    December 10th, 2021 at 9:16 PM

    borgata casino online login https://casinoonlinek.com/

  3. online casino usa accepted

    December 11th, 2021 at 11:39 AM

    empire casino online https://onlinecasinoad.com/

  4. online michigan casino

    December 12th, 2021 at 11:13 PM

    best real money casino online https://conline-casinos-hub.com/

  5. live online casino usa

    December 13th, 2021 at 11:06 AM

    casino live online https://onlinecasinos4me.com/

  6. real online casino no deposit bonus

    December 13th, 2021 at 5:11 PM

    casino live online https://online2casino.com/

  7. chipotle keto bowl

    December 14th, 2021 at 2:31 PM

    keto crotch article https://ketogenicdiets.net/

  8. keto breath

    December 14th, 2021 at 5:40 PM

    insta keto reviews https://ketogendiet.net/

  9. keto stew

    December 15th, 2021 at 12:38 PM

    keto friendly vegetables https://ketogenicdietinfo.com/

  10. keto friendly chips

    December 15th, 2021 at 5:34 PM

    keto fat bomb https://ketogendiets.com/

  11. english essay writing

    December 16th, 2021 at 5:01 AM

    writing narrative essay https://topessayswriter.com/

  12. pay someone to write your essay

    December 16th, 2021 at 8:32 PM

    i need help writing an essay https://yoursuperessay.com/

  13. writing a five paragraph essay

    December 17th, 2021 at 8:55 AM

    essay writing website https://howtowriteessaytips.com/

  14. help writing essays

    December 17th, 2021 at 11:24 AM

    website that writes essays https://checkyouressay.com/

  15. popular scams gay dating sites

    December 17th, 2021 at 3:09 PM

    gay latino thug dating https://gayprideusa.com/

  16. gay dating in united sates

    December 17th, 2021 at 7:34 PM

    dating site gay australia https://gaysugardaddydatingsites.com/

  17. critical thinking games for kids

    December 19th, 2021 at 3:30 PM

    business critical thinking https://criticalthinkingbasics.com/

  18. critical thinking for children

    December 19th, 2021 at 5:58 PM

    critical thinking word puzzles https://criticalthinkinginstitute.com/

  19. critical thinking leadership

    December 19th, 2021 at 7:42 PM

    can critical thinking be taught https://criticalthinking2020.net/

  20. critical thinking steps

    December 19th, 2021 at 9:52 PM

    critical thinking test https://uncriticalthinking.com/

  21. collage application essay

    December 19th, 2021 at 11:51 PM

    how to write an analytical essay https://choosevpn.net/

  22. cause and effect essay examples

    December 20th, 2021 at 12:49 AM

    buy cheap essay https://topvpndeals.net/

  23. critical analysis essay example

    December 20th, 2021 at 2:50 AM

    uc college essay prompts https://tjvpn.net/

  24. immigration essay

    December 20th, 2021 at 5:53 AM

    identity essay https://thebestvpnpro.com/

  25. what is the thesis statement of an essay

    December 20th, 2021 at 7:58 AM

    how to start a college essay https://vpn4home.com/

  26. how to write an essay for a scholarship

    December 20th, 2021 at 1:47 PM

    how to write a reflective essay https://vpn4torrents.com/

  27. 3complaint

    December 31st, 2021 at 11:16 AM


  28. local gay dating

    January 2nd, 2022 at 4:54 PM

    japan gay dating sites https://gayfade.com

  29. san antoino gay dating

    January 2nd, 2022 at 5:20 PM

    squirt gay hook up dating cruising and sex site https://gaysugardaddydatingsites.com

  30. chat de gay usa

    January 14th, 2022 at 10:27 AM

    michigan gay chat https://bjsgaychatroom.info/

  31. gay dating site

    January 14th, 2022 at 3:58 PM

    on line gay dating https://gaypridee.com/

  32. gay depression chat

    January 14th, 2022 at 6:23 PM

    men 4 you gay chat https://gaytgpost.com/

  33. gay perv chat

    January 14th, 2022 at 8:46 PM

    gay chat rouetee https://gay-buddies.com/

  34. knoxville gay dating

    January 15th, 2022 at 8:54 PM

    gay dating websites https://speedgaydate.com/

  35. free vegas igt slots

    January 28th, 2022 at 4:54 PM

    gw2 jewry slots https://2-free-slots.com/

  36. oceans of beauty slots

    January 28th, 2022 at 9:37 PM

    free atari slots https://freeonlneslotmachine.com/

  37. carrera slots

    January 29th, 2022 at 12:45 AM

    online slots free https://candylandslotmachine.com/

  38. slim slots

    January 29th, 2022 at 5:08 AM

    play free lucky 777 slots https://pennyslotmachines.org/

  39. old vegas slots

    January 29th, 2022 at 8:15 AM

    classic slots free https://slotmachinesworld.com/

  40. mail slots for doors

    February 3rd, 2022 at 4:35 PM

    american buffalo slots https://slotmachinesforum.net/

  41. mail slots

    February 3rd, 2022 at 8:21 PM

    cleopatra slots https://slot-machine-sale.com/

  42. scatter slots topless

    February 4th, 2022 at 12:08 AM

    free vegas world slots https://beat-slot-machines.com/

  43. casino slots free games

    February 4th, 2022 at 7:43 AM

    better off ed slots https://411slotmachine.com/

  44. help on writing a dissertation

    February 11th, 2022 at 3:15 PM

    online dissertation help united kingdom https://dissertationwriting-service.com/

  45. dissertation proposal writing uk

    February 11th, 2022 at 6:07 PM

    guide to writing a dissertation https://help-with-dissertations.com/

  46. phd dissertation help database

    February 11th, 2022 at 11:12 PM

    help writing my dissertation https://mydissertationwritinghelp.com/

  47. citing a dissertation

    February 12th, 2022 at 1:53 AM

    dissertation help sites https://dissertations-writing.org/

  48. dissertation writing services cost

    February 12th, 2022 at 6:40 AM

    dissertation dedication https://helpon-doctoral-dissertations.net/

  49. 3collecting

    June 19th, 2022 at 12:11 AM


  50. dissertation proposal help

    July 5th, 2022 at 11:28 AM

    books thesis dissertation help https://professionaldissertationwriting.org/

  51. write a dissertation abstract

    July 5th, 2022 at 3:19 PM

    dissertation database https://professionaldissertationwriting.com/

  52. writing dissertation methodology

    July 5th, 2022 at 7:16 PM

    help writing https://dissertationwritingcenter.com/

  53. doctoral dissertation help your

    July 5th, 2022 at 11:18 PM

    phd dissertation writing service https://dissertationhelpexpert.com/

  54. chapters writing room

    July 6th, 2022 at 1:58 AM

    dissertation proposal writing services https://accountingdissertationhelp.com/

  55. best dissertation help services

    July 6th, 2022 at 3:35 AM

    help dissertation https://examplesofdissertation.com/

  56. edd dissertation topics

    July 6th, 2022 at 9:08 AM

    writing a master’s dissertation https://bestdissertationwritingservice.net/

  57. writing paper help

    July 6th, 2022 at 11:35 AM

    uf thesis and dissertation https://businessdissertationhelp.com/

  58. paper writing service

    July 6th, 2022 at 4:00 PM

    dissertation writing and editing https://customdissertationwritinghelp.com/

  59. dissertation research and writing

    July 6th, 2022 at 7:19 PM

    writing a dissertation in a day https://writingadissertationproposal.com/

  60. dissertation help free

    July 6th, 2022 at 7:58 PM

    dissertation writing uk https://dissertationhelpspecialist.com/

  61. dissertation help

    July 6th, 2022 at 10:54 PM

    dissertation help for phd candidates https://dissertationhelperhub.com/

  62. write my dissertation

    July 7th, 2022 at 2:08 AM

    ucl dissertation help https://customthesiswritingservices.com/

  63. betting casino online

    July 25th, 2022 at 6:10 PM

    lucky tiger online casino https://firstonlinecasino.org/

  64. tiger casino online

    July 25th, 2022 at 11:29 PM

    online casino no deposits https://newlasvegascasinos.com/

  65. riversweeps online casino login page

    July 26th, 2022 at 3:02 AM

    casino movie online https://trust-online-casino.com/

  66. online-casino

    July 26th, 2022 at 3:34 AM

    online casino bonus code https://onlinecasinosdirectory.org/

  67. best online casino for usa players

    July 26th, 2022 at 6:26 AM

    online casino usa real money https://9lineslotscasino.com/

  68. las vegas casino online

    July 26th, 2022 at 9:54 AM

    river casino online https://free-online-casinos.net/

  69. four winds online casino app

    July 26th, 2022 at 12:17 PM

    online casino games real money https://internet-casinos-online.net/

  70. online casino game

    July 26th, 2022 at 7:52 PM

    nj online casino sites https://vrgamescasino.com/

  71. mgm pa online casino app

    July 26th, 2022 at 9:46 PM

    casino online gambling https://casino-online-roulette.com/

  72. zone online casino vegas world

    July 27th, 2022 at 12:40 AM

    $1 deposit online casino usa https://casino-online-jackpot.com/

  73. pa online casino apps

    July 27th, 2022 at 6:44 AM

    greektown casino online https://ownonlinecasino.com/

  74. indiana online casino

    July 27th, 2022 at 9:30 AM

    borgata online casino https://all-online-casino-games.com/

  75. casino online for real money

    July 27th, 2022 at 12:08 PM

    vegas x online casino login https://casino8online.com/

  76. best vpn for gaming

    August 7th, 2022 at 5:53 PM

    best free vpn https://freehostingvpn.com/

  77. ghost vpn

    August 7th, 2022 at 8:03 PM

    free youtube vpn https://ippowervpn.net/

  78. what is a vpn

    August 7th, 2022 at 8:56 PM

    best affordable vpn https://imfreevpn.net/

  79. free online vpn

    August 8th, 2022 at 1:50 AM

    best vpn for dark web https://free-vpn-proxy.com/

  80. vpn express

    August 8th, 2022 at 5:22 AM

    vpn for windows 10 free https://rsvpnorthvalley.com/

  81. gay dating sights

    August 23rd, 2022 at 11:01 AM

    free dating for biand gay men https://gay-singles-dating.com/

  82. which gay dating app?

    August 23rd, 2022 at 2:06 PM

    gay dating apps military man imposter https://gayedating.com/

  83. casual dating

    August 24th, 2022 at 10:31 AM

    ourtime inloggen https://freephotodating.com/

  84. free online chat

    August 24th, 2022 at 11:37 AM

    personals dating https://onlinedatingbabes.com/

  85. dating sites our time

    August 24th, 2022 at 6:19 PM

    mingle2 https://online-internet-dating.net/

  86. dating for singles

    August 25th, 2022 at 8:33 AM

    online chat dating websites https://virtual-online-dating-service.com/

  87. local dating sites

    August 25th, 2022 at 10:20 AM

    dating sites for singles https://zonlinedating.com/

  88. online dating

    August 25th, 2022 at 2:17 PM

    online dating app https://onlinedatingservicesecrets.com/

  89. newest pa online casino

    August 30th, 2022 at 8:59 AM

    nj online casino promo code https://online2casino.com/

  90. free gay chat avenue #1

    September 2nd, 2022 at 8:20 PM

    gay chub chat https://newgaychat.com/

  91. chat with senior gay'

    September 3rd, 2022 at 1:46 AM

    free gay chat rooms https://gaychatcams.net/

  92. free gay boys chat

    September 3rd, 2022 at 6:52 AM

    gay chat sites https://gaychatspots.com/

  93. freer gay and bi text chat

    September 4th, 2022 at 1:18 AM

    random gay webcam chat https://gayphillychat.com/

  94. gay slam chat

    September 4th, 2022 at 2:16 AM

    gay incest chat https://gaychatnorules.com/

  95. gay chat room cam

    September 4th, 2022 at 7:25 AM

    gay vid chat https://gaymusclechatrooms.com/

  96. gay video chat surry county nc

    September 4th, 2022 at 12:38 PM

    gay chat phone https://free-gay-sex-chat.com/

  97. free gay chat apps for windows

    September 4th, 2022 at 7:38 PM

    free gay chat rooms in new york state https://gayinteracialchat.com/

  98. chat avenue gay chat room

    October 20th, 2022 at 2:22 PM

    indian gay chat room https://gaymanchatrooms.com/

  99. write my paper for me cheap

    October 20th, 2022 at 3:21 PM

    buy a college paper online https://term-paper-help.org/

  100. buy college papers online

    October 20th, 2022 at 8:44 PM

    write my paper https://writepapersformoney.com/

  101. buy papers online for college

    October 21st, 2022 at 1:19 AM

    find someone to write my paper https://top100custompapernapkins.com/

  102. buy thesis paper

    October 21st, 2022 at 2:14 AM

    help with writing a paper https://researchpaperswriting.org/

  103. best online paper writers

    October 21st, 2022 at 3:32 AM

    write my papers https://cheapcustompaper.org/

  104. where to buy papers

    October 21st, 2022 at 7:53 AM

    need help writing my paper https://mypaperwritinghelp.com/

  105. paper writing services best

    October 21st, 2022 at 10:32 AM

    custom paper writing service https://essaybuypaper.com/

  106. buy a literature review paper

    October 21st, 2022 at 1:21 PM

    write my philosophy paper https://premiumpapershelp.com/

  107. buy writing paper

    October 21st, 2022 at 2:28 PM

    professional paper writer https://ypaywallpapers.com/

  108. pay for paper

    October 21st, 2022 at 3:10 PM

    ghost writer college papers https://studentpaperhelp.com/

  109. 1gratuitous

    January 25th, 2023 at 4:33 PM


  110. coursework writing services

    February 5th, 2023 at 1:21 PM

    custom coursework writing https://courseworkninja.com/

  111. coursework writer

    February 5th, 2023 at 2:28 PM

    coursework papers https://writingacoursework.com/

  112. coursework master

    February 5th, 2023 at 4:26 PM

    coursework project https://mycourseworkhelp.net/

  113. coursework on a resume

    February 5th, 2023 at 8:10 PM

    coursework sample https://coursework-expert.com/

  114. dating meet singles

    February 8th, 2023 at 10:20 AM

    dating sites for singles https://freewebdating.net/

  115. free adult personals site

    February 8th, 2023 at 12:18 PM

    sex dating sites https://jewish-dating-online.net/

  116. singles near me free

    February 8th, 2023 at 3:40 PM

    personals dating https://onlinedatingsurvey.com/

  117. good dating sites

    February 8th, 2023 at 5:15 PM

    best dating online website https://onlinedatingsuccessguide.com/

  118. single free dating sites without registering

    February 8th, 2023 at 5:57 PM

    adult singles dating site https://onlinedatinghunks.com/

  119. plenty of fish dating site of free dating

    February 8th, 2023 at 9:08 PM

    japanese singles dating sites https://allaboutdatingsites.com/

CWCS Hoodie

most popular

team favorite


CWCS T-Shirt

CWCS Trucker Cap





Shop the CWCS

Shop All →

All Contents Copyright 2021 Christians Who Curse Sometimes