The more I study the Bible…

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The more I study the Bible, the more I realize how little I know about it.

The more I study the Bible, the more I realize how dangerous this book really is.

The more I study the Bible, the more I begin to see why the medieval Catholic church did not allow the average person to read and interpret it.

The more I study the Bible, the more I begin to wonder how much the Bible has truly influenced my theology, versus how much my theology has influenced my reading of the Bible.

The more I study the Bible, the less confident I am in saying that my theology is based on scriptural exegesis.

The more I study the Bible, the more confused I get by it.

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Because the Bible Tells Me So… or does it?

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The Bible Tells me So

In his book, The Bible Tells Me So, Peter Enns invites Christians to read the Bible as a conversation or dialogue, rather than an infallible text or guide. When read this way, we are invited to enter into conversation with God about the Bible, rather than simply accept everything the Bible says without question. I like this approach, but I also have misgivings.

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The post is perfectly inerrant

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the Bible is not proof

In Bible college and seminary, I always found it strange that one of the primary reasons given for divine inspiration and the inerrancy of Scripture was “because the Bible says so.” I always thought…. “Really? We know the Bible is divinely inspired because the Bible says so? We know it is inerrant because it claims to be?” This is not a compelling argument…

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Making Sense of the Bible

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making sense of the Bible

Making Sense of the Bible is the book I wish I had read 20 years ago. It would have saved me so much headache, heartache, and trouble as I have sought to make sense of how to understand what the Bible teaches about God, and how to reconcile the enemy-loving Jesus with the enemy-killing God in the Old Testament.

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The Bible is More Violent than Video Games

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Bible is violent

In light of my series this past week about the Bible, in which I said that the Bible is the most violent religious text in the world, someone sent this picture to me. It made me think… Hmmm, why do I want my children to read the Bible again?

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The God-ordained Scriptures (and other writings)

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inspiration of Scripture

If God ordained all things, how can we say that God did not ordain the writings of other religions? If God, by the most wise and holy counsel of His own will, freely, and unchangeably ordained the precise wording of Bel and the Dragon, the action-packed sequel to the Book of Daniel, then how is this different from inspiration, where he is said to have ‘out-breathed’ or ‘spoken’ his Word to the prophets and apostles?

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4 Shocking Reasons the Bible is Unique (Reason 4)

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humans are violent

The Bible is uniquely human because the Bible accurately reveals to us what is in the heart of man. God knows what is in the heart of men (Jer 17:10; 1 Cor 2:11), and He reveals it to us through Scripture. It is my conviction that Scripture does not so much reveal God to us as it reveals us to us. Scripture is a mirror which God puts up to our own hearts to reveal what is in man (Jas 1:23).

4 Shocking Reasons the Bible is Unique (Reason 3)

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violence in the Bible

One reason the Bible is unique is because the Bible is the most violent religious text in the world. It is more violent than the Qu’ran. Why then did God choose to send Jesus to specifically fulfill the most violent religious writings of all time? So that He could do what only God can do: So that He could redeem it.