Thursday, June 19, 2008

More from Jerusalem - Debunking lies about "Bible scholarship" and "diversity"

The Way, The Truth and The Life, pp. 23, 27 & 70

While some say that the meaning of Scripture is so complex, and so contested, that it cannot be fixed, we argue that the heart of Scripture is plain, even though some parts are not simple. It is plain enough to call forth our faith and obedience, which together lead us to further understand the Bible's meaning. It is plain enough to be the basis on which we make a stand...

...The writings of the Bible emerged in contexts of religious plurality. But the challenge to the people of God was to share the uniqueness of their God in such a context...

There is still a valuable place for the work of Biblical and theological scholarship. It should not be dismissed as irrelevant, particularly when it encourages a careful reading of the text we have been given, and alerts us to features we might otherwise have missed.

1 comment:

Alice C. Linsley said...

"...The writings of the Bible emerged in contexts of religious plurality."

This is true and the implications for leaders is considered here: