“Have you ever heard about Nelson Mandela?” someone might ask you.
“Sure, I know him. He was an amazing man who did great things for South Africa” you might respond.
But do you? Really?
Have you ever had a coffee with him? Did you phone him up on his birthday? Did you attend his wedding? Did he know you?
We use the phrase so easily. I know Einstein. I know Elvis. I know Jesus. What we really mean is that we know about them. Surely there is a world of difference between the knowledge I have of Elvis vs how well I know my husband.
When we read the Bible, REALLY read the Bible, we encounter Read more