I’d love to hear how you guys view the Bible.
What is it? The traditional view is that God spoke explicitly through Biblical authors, making Scripture the tangible Word of God.
Do you agree? Or do you disagree with the concept of inerrancy? Do you think the Bible is simply a collection of observations?
Or is it something in between?
Let me know!
It is a collection of books written by different authors who were led by God to put into words what God desires for us to know about him, and to know about ourselves.
The book is not meant to be scientific nor even a history book (though there is history.) it is in it’s basic form a revelation of God. This is why Jesus is called the Word of God – he is the full revelation of the nature and character of God.
The Bible is a collection of texts that reveal to us who God is, what God is like and how we are to engage Him and one another.
Each text is written in a cultural context and a historical context. Each writer wrote in his own voice and with his limited knowledge of nature. Yet these apparent inaccuracies do not degrade from the Bible if the Bible is seen for what I just described it to be. Again God did not give the Scriptures so we can know if the world is flat or not, nor did he give us the Scriptures so, we can argue over the age of the earth. The Bible is His revelation to us concerning himself, us, and how we engage him and one another.