Anyway, there was an interesting quotation in the AP article from Franklin Graham, Billy Graham’s son:
Asked for his thoughts on the state of evangelism, Franklin Graham warned about a creeping “liberalism” that is leading people to question the authority of Scripture.
“Every generation, liberalism comes into the church. Men and women take their eyes off the cross,” he said. “My father didn’t offer multiple roads to God. He offered one road.”
It’s still hard for me to understand how certain Christians can condemn anyone who dares to question the authority of Scripture. I understand that the Bible is “God’s Word” and all that… but when we don’t have the original scriptures (I’m currently reading Bart Ehrman’s book Misquoting Jesus and it is excellent) and many (though not enough) Christians understand that the Bible is not meant to be taken literally, shouldn’t questioning the authority of the Scripture be welcome by pastors who want people to take an interest in the faith? Questions are only asked by people interested in the subject. Believing in the divinity of Jesus and questioning scripture don’t have to be opposing ideas for Christians, do they?
(Thank to Logos for the link)
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