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The Bible is King (Part 1)

Do we worship the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit or the Father, Son, and Holy Scriptures?

Some might be surprised. Others will say, "I knew it all along. He's not to be trusted. He's slid so far down the slippery slope he's a nanometer from Hell's Gates."

What am I talking about? The Bible. Sorry. The Holy Bible.

I don't believe it's inerrant.

Inspired? Yes.

Automatic handwriting under the control of the Holy Spirit? Ummmm… I don't think so.

Scot McKnight notes:

…many Christians grow up with a view of Scripture that it is inerrant, and that means for them – and I speak here of the populist impression – that it is not only true but that is more or less magically true – true beyond its time, true when everything else says something else. Connected to this view of inerrancy is a view of Bible reading that takes a sound Christian idea called the perspicuity of Scripture, that the Bible's message is clear to any able-minded Bible reader, and ratchets it up one notch so that the Bible reader thinks whatever I see in the Bible is what the Bible is saying. This is my way of saying that one's ...
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