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A better-safe-than-sorry theology is one that wants to do what is right and good. But, unfortunately, it also tends to portray God as being a God of technicalities, who punishes people for making honest procedural mistakes. Furthermore, these procedures are often not based on the explicit teaching of Scripture, but on certain assumptions that are made. A better-safe-than-sorry theology also tends to operate in a state of fear of accidentally doing something wrong.
Wes McAdams and Steven Cuffle discuss both the positive and negative aspects of this sort of theology. Upon what passages of Scripture is this way of thinking based? Is it a healthy lens through which to read Scripture? And most of all, does playing it safe, in this way, help us love God and love our neighbor?
Some of the passages discussed in this Bible study are:
- Nadab and Abihu from Leviticus 10:1-3
- Uzzah and the Ark of the Covenant from 2 Samuel 6:5-7
- Ananias and Saphira from Acts 5:1-11
- Jesus’ parable of the talents from Matthew 25:24-30
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