JESUS LIBERATES US FROM BIBLE ABUSE!
sets us free from the idolatrous use of the Bible to hurt ourselves and
others. Only God is absolute. God in Christ is "The word of
God made human (flesh)" (not words) in John 1:14. The Bible never
calls itself the word of God. The Bible calls Jesus the word of
God and the one who sets people free from sick abusive use of scripture
to hurt people. Be free! Follow Jesus as your guide to all
things. Let the Spirit of Jesus guide you into a healthy use of
the Bible for spiritual recovery from Bible abuse and from sick and
accepted and included all people. To use the Bible as a weapon to
judge, condemn and exclude people is to abandon the Spirit and the
example of Jesus.
"JESUS FOR DUMMIES"
Update added February 9, 2002:
is the "essential Jesus"? What do we know for certain about Jesus
that is relevant and truly helpful to everybody today? Do certain
basic facts and clear certainties exist about Jesus that can form a
basis for realistic objective logical faith?
sources for knowing Jesus begin with the Four Gospels and the Book of
Acts and go on to include your own personal spiritual experience and
your own faith tradition, which might be helpful and might also be part
of the problem. Where do you get your spiritual
information? What have been your basic sources for religion,
faith, spiritual direction and strength, and your vision of God and of
What have your
parents, family and friends taught you about Jesus? What has your
church taught and conditioned you to believe? What have you
worked out for yourself? What has been the role of gospel songs
and hymns along with religious art and images in shaping your view of
Jesus? Many sources have shaped your vision of Jesus.
SEEING THROUGH THE DARK CURTAIN
Jesus is a vague out
of focus image for all of us. Too many conflicting voices claim
to speak the truth. None do. The voices that most firmly
demand that they have the truth are often the most incorrect and
misleading. Religious groups and churches that claim absolute
authority and demand absolute obedience are usually the ones that most
reduce Jesus to a set of beliefs, doctrines, rules and propositions and
that discourage people from thinking for themselves and enjoying the
real freedom of the Spirit of Jesus in their lives.
Abusive religion is controlling and oppressive, not liberating and affirming.
I grew up in a
Southern Baptist Church in South Carolina. At the age of nine, I
"accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior" and joined the church and was
baptized "in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Sprit." I have
spent the past 60 years trying to understand and to enter fully into
whatever that means
I have struggled through my own personal "dark night of the soul" as a
Gay Christian, I have found that a great multitude of other people also
share the same struggle and spiritual pilgrimage. We are
"marching to Zion," but none of us know what "Zion" means or even
WHO IS JESUS?
is "the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world." (John 1:29,
36) But what does that mean? Multiple layers of confusion
and misinformation, along with political, religious and financial
manipulations, and celebrations of ignorance in the name of God for the
past 2,000 years of church history have darkened our access to
Jesus. We do indeed see Jesus "through a glass darkly" and not
is the shortcut to Jesus? Does a basic simple direct uncluttered
vision of Jesus exist? Can we construct a brief overview of the
details of Jesus that is easy to grasp and relevant to each individual
here and now? Is a "Jesus for Dummies" possible? I think so.
The following "Twelve Steps" might be a helpful framework for new directions in knowing and following Jesus.
TWELVE STEPS TO RECOVERING JESUS
Step One: Admit that you have a vague incorrect view of Jesus and that religion has misled and confused you.
Step Two: Turn to God who is already within you as your basic
source for knowing and following the Spirit of Jesus.
Step Three: Take the time to learn the basic content of the Four Gospels and the Book of Acts.
Step Four: Question everything in the Jesus traditions that does not make sense or ring true to you.
Five: Search for and write down a list of the actions and teachings of
Jesus in the Gospels that demonstrate something human and accessible
that you can realistically follow and do yourself, such as accepting
and celebrating your own humanity and having compassion for other
Six: Find or start a small group in your home that can provide a
setting for dialogue, discussion, encouragement, learning, changing and
Fearlessly face and challenge the misinformation and confusions about
Jesus that seem to interfere most with your own acceptance of Jesus as
real and relevant to you.
Step Eight: Start
over in your own spiritual journey by letting go of legalistic
judgmental religious literature, people and groups. Don't listen
to the ignorant misinformation of fundamentalists and other forms of
self-serving religious confusion.
Nine: Search for and find resources from other people both ancient and
modern that also have struggled with their own understanding of Jesus
and have challenged the traditions and tried to cut through the gloom
to see the real Jesus.
Ten: Accept yourself as you are, just as Jesus accepted himself, and
build a self-esteem basis for being able to accept and follow the real
Jesus that is beginning to emerge in your personal search and study.
Step Eleven: Take others along with you in your journey of discovery
and clarification whenever you have opportunity.
Step Twelve: Act positively and with compassion on what you are learning and experiencing about the real Jesus.
JESUS IS FOR DUMMIES
All of us are
dummies about many things. None of us completely master
anything. Abandoning traditional visions of Jesus is not
abandoning the real Jesus. Letting go of misinformation and
confusions about Jesus is not letting go of the real Jesus. The
reason that we are dummies about Jesus is because we have been dummied
by religious manipulations and misinformation. The same abusive
sick religion that has made GLBT people hate themselves and try to
destroy themselves and each other is the source of our confusion and
misinformation about Jesus.
Last week I began to
use a new Dell computer with Windows XP, which is far different from
what I had used before. I was really lost and confused. I
immediately bought a copy of "Windows XP for Dummies" with high hopes
that I could learn enough about this new operating system to do a
better job in my writing and Internet ministries. So far, I am
still quite a dummy, but I am learning.
HIGH HOPES FOR POSITIVE CHANGE
have high hopes for positive changes in how all of us find relevant
spiritual resources and healthy spirituality in a fresh look at who
Jesus really is for us today in our rapidly changing world. In
every area of life, we are constantly being challenged to "let go and
move on". We either: "let go and move on," or we are dead in the
water and sinking fast.
live is to change. To learn and grow demands and creates
change. Walking through new doors can be threatening.
Stepping off of familiar ground onto a new path can be scary, but
staying put on trembling sinking ground can be deadly. If the
traditional abusive religious images of Jesus have not worked for you,
let go and move on to something that does.
"Steps to Recovery from Bible Abuse" is the natural prologue to "Steps to Recovering the Real Jesus."
Tell me what you think.
I have almost
finished moving to my new place in Oakland. I resist change as
much as anybody else does! Thanks for all of your expressions of
support and encouragement. I encourage you to move out of any
spiritual house that does not work for you and move into a new place
where the real Jesus can live with you and you can be honest and feel
good about yourself as a disciple of Jesus.
SMALL GROUP STUDY AND DIALOGUE
that I have my own place for the first time in a long time, I plan to
offer small group study sessions in my home as I did in
Nashville. If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area and
interested in participating in this new opportunity for dialogue and
study, please send me e-mail and let me know.
will preach at 10:00 AM and lead a 1:30 PM (after lunch) workshop on
"The Truth About Jesus" at New Hope MCC in Santa Rosa, CA, tomorrow,
Sunday, February 10, 2002. For information: call (707)
526-HOPE. Church is at 855 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa: Take
101 N., Exit College Ave., turn right at College Ave, then another
right at Beaver St., on Corner of Beaver St. and Seventh St.
(Thanks to Deacon Charles Metz for arranging all of this!)
in Philippians 3:1-14 described how he had to move out of one spiritual
house and into another place in order to have Jesus in his life: "I
count all things (legalistic judgmental religion) to be loss in view of
the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have
suffered the loss of all things, and count them to be garbage
(literally "animal feces"!) in order that I may gain Christ."
When Paul said: "forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to
what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward
call of God in Christ Jesus," he was letting go of abusive legalistic
religion in order to know and follow Jesus.
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Update for April 18, 2004
have always been underpaid, often misunderstood and frequently attacked
as a threat to the status quo and to the authority of the church. The
most famous ancient teacher, Socrates, was successful in setting into
motion the questioning approach to teaching that made students learn to
think for themselves and that continues to influence contemporary
education at every level. Socrates, however, was rejected by the
authorities and made to drink poison and kill himself.
JESUS THE TEACHER
of the titles used of Jesus in the Gospels, such as "lord, rabbi,
teacher, master, etc." are terms used for teachers. Even the word
"savior" (which means "liberator" or someone who sets people free) was
used of teachers, who delivered their students from ignorance and
misinformation. The current hit movie, "The Passion of the
Christ," which I saw this week, delivers an incredible dramatic
emotional impact that demonstrates the extreme violence and acts of
terrorism that killed Jesus, who was the greatest teacher of all time.
Jesus was rejected and destroyed by the authorities because of his teachings.
spite of the brutality and violence of the movie, the main teachings of
Jesus are also presented in brief scenes that are given along with his
suffering and death. Jesus is quoted saying, "I give you a new
commandment that you should love one another just as I have loved you."
(John 13:34-35). Another brief teaching moment is given as Jesus
broke the bread and poured wine into the cup and used the event of the
last supper to interpret and teach the meaning of his death.
I AM A TEACHER
most of my life I have been a teacher. In churches, schools,
colleges, interviews, radio and television, workshops, writings, and in
my website and books, I have been a teacher, and that is all. But
that is enough. In Nashville, I had the joy of teaching a weekly
series of studies on "The Bible and Homosexuality" on local public
television. I also led a weekly home study group in my apartment
in Nashville for three years, and the lessons that were developed there
became the basis for my website and book.
As a Southern
Baptist teacher, I wrote Southern Baptist Adult Sunday School lessons
for 6 years and was a professor of religion at a Baptist University for
8 years. In Atlanta and in San Francisco, I enjoyed teaching
weekly classes on "The Bible as Your Friend" and produced a brochure
for UFMCC with the same title that has been used by thousands of GLBT
people to learn the true Gospel and to help others learn about the
Being a teacher has been a wonderful life!
my life passes before me, I realize as never before what being a
teacher really means to me. I want to continue to teach. My
present time of having to wait for God and being forced to rethink my
purpose and mission in life has been stressful and depressing.
Yet the receding light at the end of the tunnel is still there.
God has a purpose in all that we experience. I am still "looking
for the pony!"
AN OFFER YOU CAN'T REFUSE
The main pressure on
me now is financial. I still need your help and support to
continue my ministry of writing, teaching, website, updates, e-mail
ministry, travel and all of the rest of what I have been doing for the
past 7 years. I am grateful for your encouragement and support.
Thanks to all of you who have sent financial help that has truly kept
me going during the past few weeks.
Adam DeBaugh, my
friend and publisher of "Steps to Recovery from Bible Abuse," made a
strong appeal for financial help for my ministry in his most recent
"Chi Rho Connections" e-mail newsletter. Adam made the offered
that anyone who wants to make a tax-deductible contribution to my
ministry can send a check to Chi Rho Press or can make a financial
contribution by credit card online to Chi Rho Press, which is a
non-profit organization, and Adam will forward the contribution to
me. Just say that your gift is for Dr. Rembert Truluck, and I
will receive it.
See Chi Rho Press mailing address and website below.
OUR WELL FINANCED OPPOSITION
get the regular mailings from "Focus on the Family" and newsletters
from James Dobson and others who are committed to the destruction of
GLBT people. The financial power of the anti-gay "Ex-Gay"
religious/political establishment is staggering. Most state
legislatures are currently considering ways to outlaw same-sex
marriages. The President is pushing hard for a Constitutional
amendment to forbid same-sex marriages.
live in San Francisco/Oakland, which is the eye of the storm, where the
forces of repression and discrimination are set against the forces of
equality and human rights. Armies are being recruited and trained
against us. Religious terrorism is still terrorism.
My website and book begin with this statement of purpose:
terrorists have distorted the Bible and used it to abuse, oppress, and
hold hostage the spirituality and sexuality of gay, lesbian, bisexual,
and Transgendered people. This book (website) is a weapon to
BATTLE LINES ARE BEING DRAWN
long respected Constitutional wall of separation between church and
state has been breached. Religion has joined forces with
homophobia, misinformation, discrimination, oppression of despised
minorities, and tactics of terrorism and personal abuse. Logical,
objective, reasonable, practical thinking has been abandoned for
misleading untrue propaganda and an alliance of the worst elements and
tactics of abusive religion and autocratic politics. These same
conditions faced Jesus 2,000 years ago! So Jesus came to teach
the truth and to die for it.
See "The Passion of the Christ" and feel the full impact of what
happens when religion and politics join forces to eliminate a teacher.
We have no choice but to rally our own resources and fight back with the truth and whatever spiritual power and opportunity for
action that we have been given. I need your help, and I am not the only one who does.
White and Soulforce now have two separate websites. They are
given below. Take a look at both of them and study the new Mel
White site. See the Soulforce website for exciting opportunities
for you to get involved in current Soulforce Actions and Civil
Perry and the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches
have long been on the frontlines of this war. See the website for
My friend Rev. Jay
Neely is leading a new coalition of GLBT supportive churches from his
home base in Atlanta: "International Christian Community
Churches." See their websites below.
Connect with your
local GLBT Community Center, PFLAG, local GLBT religious support group,
such as Dignity (Catholic) Integrity (Episcopal), Honesty (Southern
Baptist), or Methodist, Presbyterian, Mormon, Pentecostal, and many
others, including even Jehovah's Witnesses. Volunteer your
help and support. You can find all of them on "Yahoo!" and
in my website section on "Resources". Find a local MCC or other
gay positive church and get involved. You can make a difference.
By all means, don't play "Rip van Winkle" and sleep through this revolution!
I received e-mail from Dylan, "a 19 year old Christian gay guy from
Tasmania, Australia." He told me how his bible-study-group told
him to be completely honest in the group. He told them he was
gay, and they kicked him out of their group after he "refused their
attempts to convert him to heterosexuality." He has written
letters to all of the local churches, "asking them to question
themselves, trying to force them to see the evil they are
Dylan has written a
new longer more detailed letter to send, and his e-mail was written to
ask me to read his letter and give him my feedback and help. Of
course I will reply to him later today. His letter is a great
challenge to the prejudice and misinformation that prevails in abusive
religious institutions. He is doing what he can to join the
battle. What can you do that fits your situation and your
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
You can send my website (http://www.otkenyer.hu/truluck/)
to everyone that you know who needs to see it. My website
receives over 5 million hits a year. Buy copies of my book and
start your own home study and recovery group. I am sending 5
copies of my book to Korea to be used by a friend who teaches school in
Korea and leads a Christian GLBT study group.
If you know of ways
that I could generate more financial support through my website, book
on "Steps to Recovery from Bible Abuse" and my forthcoming book on the
theme of "YOUR JESUS WITHIN," please write and tell me. If you
have a group or know of a group, club, church or group of churches that
would like for me to come and lead a conference, workshop, revival or
anything else, please tell them to write to me or send me e-mail for
You can call me at 510-208-3532:
Leave a message and your number for me to call you.
PO Box 24062
Oakland, CA 94623
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"THE REAL JESUS"
(This material was added on October 21, 2000)
"The Real Jesus: Rescuing Jesus from Religion" is the theme of the
Bible Studies that I am writing now. The more I meditate upon the
vision of Jesus in the Gospels and my own personal experience of Jesus
in my life, the more I am convinced that the historic church has
misrepresented Jesus far beyond anything we have realized while under
the hypnotic spell of traditional religion.
daily e-mail usually contains many questions from you about why I still
use the Bible at all or even see any value in Christianity. I am
grateful for all of this e-mail that makes clear to me the desperate
need to catch a fresh vision of the real Jesus of the Gospels and the
real Jesus who is available to you and me through the Spirit of God
working and living in us.
JESUS WAS HUMAN
most exciting discovery that I keep making about Jesus in the Gospels
is how totally human and accessible Jesus is. The first picture
of Jesus in both Luke and John say that Jesus "listened." Jesus
listened, asked questions, took people seriously as they were, and
allowed people to be honest and tell the truth about themselves without
rejecting or condemning them. The first view of Jesus at the age
of twelve in Luke 2:46-52 shows Jesus sitting in the midst of the
teachers in the Temple listening to them and asking them
questions. Sitting was the posture both of the teacher and the
disciple. The teachers "were amazed at his understanding and his
first appearance of Jesus in John after his baptism was in John
1:35-42, where two of the followers of John saw Jesus and began to
follow him. Jesus turned around and said: "What do you
want?" They said: "Teacher, where are you staying?" Then
Jesus said: "Come and you will see." They stayed with Jesus all
day and when they left, one of the two, Andrew, found his own brother
Simon Peter and said to him: "We have found the Messiah," and he
brought him to Jesus. That brief clear demonstration of ministry
has never been improved by making it more complicated.
"LISTENED" and "ASKED QUESTIONS." At the end of the ministry of
Jesus in Luke 23:43, a murderer being crucified next to Jesus asked
Jesus to accept him. The last words of Jesus included his
acceptance and affirmation of this most outcast of all outcasts.
The last words of Jesus in John 21 include his questions to Peter and
Peter's questions to Jesus. Jesus concluded it all with the
simple invitation that Jesus always gave: "You, follow me."
The first step in
all evangelism is listening. The first step in effective
counseling and therapy is listening. The first step in following
Jesus is listening.
JESUS WAS COMPASSIONATE AND PRACTICAL
In Luke 8:49-56,
Jesus raised up the child that was presumed to be dead and expressed
his practical compassion when "he gave orders for something to be given
her to eat." These recurring human touches of the ministry of
Jesus are a great encouragement to me to know that the little things we
do to respond to human need are clear ways in which we demonstrate the
Spirit of Jesus within us.
gave practical simple instructions: "Go wash." "Get up and
walk." "Stay awake." "Follow me." "Love your
neighbor." "Come to me." "Give a cup of water."
Whenever Jesus said:
"Go thou and do likewise," as in the parable of the Good Samaritan
(Luke 10), Jesus was telling his hearers that they were to ignore all
of the religious traditions and rules in order to help other
people. The Jews had no dealings with Samaritans or with
Gentiles. A bowl or cup ever used by a Samaritan would be
destroyed for fear that the religious Jew might accidentally use it and
become terribly unclean. The Gospels and Acts make it clear that
Jesus declared all things and all people to be "clean."
and religious oppression and abuse put other people at a distance from
us and excuse not only our neglect of their needs but usually also
justifies our hateful and destructive behavior against them.
Jesus gave no basis for homophobia, self-righteous condemnation of
others, or any of the other attitudes that have come to characterize
popular religion in the minds of millions of people.
RESCUING JESUS FROM RELIGION
Jesus did not come
to establish a new religion. He came to challenge and destroy the
abusive use of sick religion to demean and punish people. Jesus
came to replace religion with something far better: himself!
was the basic approach of Jesus. A little child, a poor widow, a
beggar at the door, hungry children, whoever works hard and is weighed
down, the disabled, the oppressed, and all humans were the message and
ministry of Jesus. Jesus entered fully into the humanity of all
people and invited us to follow him and do the same. Denying your
humanity is a denial of Jesus and his calling to you to follow
him. We are not called to play god and decide what is right or
wrong for other people. Adam and Eve made that fatal mistake and
it continues unchecked throughout the institutional church in all of
its forms and expressions.
fall of Adam and Eve in Genesis is also the fall of religion and
everything that it has come to represent in its worldly splendor and
power and in its incredibly intricate divisions and hostilities.
When parents molest and abuse their own children, they are expressing
the same kind of horror that religion has committed against the
multitudes of people who have looked to religion for hope and found
only abuse, oppression, rejection and self-hate.
WHO IS THE REAL JESUS?
real Jesus is not a dead man hanging on a cross, a statue or painting,
stained glass or pictures of a shepherd carrying and being followed by
cute sheep. Jesus is the presence of the Spirit of God within
you. The real Jesus is your own honest humanity expressed in
inclusive unconditional love.
much religious garbage has been dumped on the human race that the
simplicity of the real Jesus has been long lost and forgotten.
Books, interpretations, dynamic convincing leaders, charismatic
prophets and institutional power and permanence have so hidden the real
Jesus that the clear promise of Jesus has been replaced with fear and
failure. Jesus made it clear and simple: "I will not abandon
you. I will come to you." "I will give you my Spirit to be
your teacher and to show you what you need to know along the
way." There is no institutional or administrative substitute for
John chapters 13-17.
legalistic judgmental religion makes people miserable. Jesus,
however, said: "I am telling you these things so that my joy may be in
you and that your joy may be complete. This is my commandment,
that you love one another just as I have loved you." (John 15:11-12)
Nobody has yet improved on the real Jesus. Why do so many people keep trying?
This Update added Dec. 7, 2003:
"JESUS AND PEARL HARBOR"
Today is the anniversary of the Japanese bombing of the U. S. naval
base at Pearl Harbor in 1941, an act of "terrorism" that launched World
War II and radically changed the world far more than 9/11 has.
What relevance does
the Gospel of Jesus have to our present world and to your personal life
the Bible and the story of Jesus really matter anymore? I think
that they do. I am beginning to organize and write my next book,
which is an attempt to provide 52 weekly lessons plus other material to
help all people (not just GLBT) use small group study and dialogue to
follow a year of weekly sessions on "the real Jesus" who can still be
relevant and practical today. This is all based on and follows up
on my "Steps to Recovery from Bible Abuse" web site in 1997 and my
book, published in January 2000 by Chi Rho Press.
WILL THE REAL JESUS PLEASE STAND UP!
simple human Jesus of the Four Gospels has been distorted and blurred
by hundreds of years of interpretation and misrepresentation.
Jesus has been reduced to many statements of doctrine and dogma.
Images of Jesus coming in the clouds of heaven or sitting at the right
hand of God have overwhelmed and replaced the clear humanity of Jesus
in the Bible.
I was pastor of a church in Louisville, Kentucky, during my doctoral
work at seminary, Sherry, a divorced woman came to our church with her
children. She asked if it was OK for her to come to church as a
divorced person. Of course I said yes! She joined our
inquirers class and entered into the programs of our church. I
asked everyone in the inquirers class to read through the Gospel of
Mark in one sitting and notice what they learned about Jesus that they
never knew before.
Sherry talked with me about what she learned about Jesus she had a
great joy in her voice and said that she learned that Jesus got angry
just like she did! She said she always had seen Jesus only as a
painting or a statue in church, but now she saw Jesus as somebody who
was like her and who could understand and help her after all!
Sherry was my teacher, and I thank God for what she taught me.
long ago helped me to focus my thinking on the power of the "human
Jesus" to help all of us in practical ways to deal more effectively
with our own self-esteem and our problems and issues in life. The
purpose of my new book is to explore and apply this readily available
but often overlooked human dimension of Jesus in the Gospels. The
miracles of raising the dead, healing the sick and walking on water are
a lot of fun, of course, but the real Jesus with whom we can relate
every day is the human Jesus who is just like me!
HOW JESUS HANDLED ANGER
first study that captured my attention and became a basic lecture in my
university classes as well as Lesson 13 in "Steps to Recovery from
Bible Abuse" was "How Jesus Handled Anger" based Mark 3:1-35. See
my web site material on this. I also made this material available
in a "gospel tract" type of brochure. One reason this special
area of concern was so appealing to me was my own great difficulty in
handling my own anger and the anger of others directed towards
me. This need has not grown any less urgent as I write this in
a look at the details of how Jesus handled his own problems with people
and with his own hunger, thirst and fatigue seems to me to be a very
important part of getting to know the "real Jesus". My book on
"Steps to Recovery" included a lot of material along these lines.
More is needed. My next book is now under way.
HELP ME WRITE THIS BOOK
incident or experience in the life of Jesus in the Gospels has most
clearly spoken to you and helped you in a practical way to deal with
your own problems and issues? What happened to Jesus that you
have seen as a parallel to your own experience? Write e-mail and
tell me. Give me permission to quote you.
This may overwhelm
me! But I am already overwhelmed by a lot of stuff as it
is! I had rather spend time learning how the real human Jesus has
informed and encouraged your life than anything else I can think of
Thank you for reading and responding to all of my updates and especially to this one.
December 7, 2003
How Jesus Handled Anger
Take a look at what I have added on "Jesus Bible Studies"