Over the weekend, I heard two statements that I hear quite often in
discussions arguments with ultra-conservative, Fundamentalist Christians. And to be quite honest, these statements irritate me.
The Bible is the Word of God.
Now where in the Bible does it say that? The Bible says Jesus is the Word. Since Jesus is not the Bible, we can infer that the Bible is not the Word of God. The word of God maybe, but not the Word. If you believe the Bible is the Word of God, congratulations, you’ve just turned the Bible into an idol. Christians worship the person of Jesus, not a book.
The Bible is completely true from Genesis to Revelation, and totally without error in the original autographs.
Really? And where are these autographs? Are we talking Codes Sinaiticus or Vaticanus or Alexandrinus? If that’s the case, then the Bible we are using today is missing a few books! Or what if the autographs refer to Mary as the Theotokos? If you don’t hold that that, are you ready to change your beliefs based on the autographs?
The fact is, we don’t have the autographs, so don’t go around making stupid statements like that.
Feel free to disagree with me, but it’s going to take some convincing on your part if you want to change my mind.