Talking Back to the Bible

Talking Back to the Bible August 24, 2015

For the inerrantist, it is all supposedly about getting “back to the Bible,” and there have been numerous fundamentalist pamphlets, books, and sermons with that title.

Once we escape the grip of inerrantism, we can instead talk back to the Bible.

As I wrote in response to a Facebook comment on a recent post, instead of feeling that we are merely passive listeners to a communication from God, with our only responsiblity being to understand God correctly, we become active participants in a conversation, and can give Biblical authors push-back, once we recognize that, for all their historical importance in connecting us with the past, their views are no more infallible than our own.

Inerrrancy is not a victimless crime

 

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