2 Timothy 3:16 is quoted to defend the Bible’s infallibility, though it is often not acknowledged our interpretations can’t be infallible: “All Scriptures is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.” But, God-breathe is subject to wide interpretation. God-breathe doesn’t have to mean God controlled biblical writings. God can make useful writings about God coming alongside Israel climaxing in the life of Jesus for discerning what God is really like.
Jesus said the OT pointed to His arrival (Lk. 24:27,44) rather than claiming the OT writers initially knew God perfectly. God used the nation of Israel, the Bible, and Jesus to enter our world in hopes to influence all toward living a life without regrets. The Bible was God accepting human communication means available to begin conversations about God without condemning those who unselfishly misunderstand it or never had a chance to read.
Why doesn’t God communicate more directly if the Bible can’t be infallible?
God’s invisibility can be out of uncontrolling love than cruelness. God’s overpowering presence in our lives may only lead to consuming guilt or fearful obligations to obey. Beliefs are seldom life-changing if dictated rather than freely chosen. God in person through Jesus’ miracles did not obtain the results suggested if God would stop hiding. God though may communicate more than given credit for through common universal moral intuitions we all share.
In This Series Of Posts:
- Why Assumptions About The Bible’s Infallibility Matter?
- How Can We Know God If An Infallible Book About God Doesn’t Exist?
- If The Bible Can Be Misunderstood, What Isn’t God More Direct?
- What Are Dangers In Assuming The Bible Is Infallible?
- Is Certainty About God All Good And Uncertainty About God All Bad?
- How Can We Read The Bible?
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