(1) My faith is not in the Bible itself; my faith is in Jesus. I follow a person, not a book. But I do believe in and trust the full truthfulness of Scripture in its witness to God and his purposes with us.
(2) All of us have to trust in something, whether an ancient book or the mindset of our culture. Many people in our world distrust the Bible, choosing instead to discover the truth on their own. What we don’t seem to realize is that we have been socially conditioned to make this decision. Shun tradition and follow your intuition, right? In other words, someone (or rather some tradition) has told us to think like this. The idea that we are totally deciding things on our own is a myth. We all make a decision (whether conscious or not) to trust someone or something. So even if you choose to deny the Bible, you’re trusting some other tradition as your authority. I just think this is the most reliable tradition.
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