The Message of Scripture (When We Don’t Flatten It)

Discussing (on Facebook) Pete Enns’ recent post on Canaanite genocide and the diversity of views in the Bible, I wrote the following, and thought I’d share it here too:

Perhaps the key is that reading the Bible, without flattening it to claim that it has a single viewpoint and teaching, will lead us naturally to conclude that we need to figure out for ourselves what to do in conversation with others, and cannot just turn to the Bible to figure it out, any more than the Biblical literature’s own authors could.

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