Look Up From The Bible

The above quote from Eric Reitan comes from a post he wrote offering five Christian reasons to doubt Biblical inerrancy. That post in turn was responding to the Patheos multi-blog conversation on progressive Christianity and the Bible. Click through to explore both in more detail. The post by Derek Flood on an inspired but not infallible Bible may also be of interest.

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  • William

    The Bible tells us to study, to show ourselves approved unto God (2 Timothy 2:15). It does not “point away from itself”. Warnings about “ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth” point to knowledge that must be gleaned from the Bible, where the truth about it originates. While looking at our neighbor’s face and the natural world with love is nice, that won’t get the job done that God expects of us.

    • I don’t follow your reasoning. Since 2 Timothy was not part of a Bible when it was written, how can you treat it as an example of the Bible pointing attention to itself?

      The warning about ever learning without understanding could as easily be a warning against making study an end in itself, as a warning to do more of it.

      Can you perhaps flesh out your points more so that I can understand what they are and why you find them persuasive?