Questioning the Bible
Jan 05 2020 • Greg Boyd
In reading the Bible, we inevitably discover inconsistencies, historical errors, outdated scientific theories and some questionable morality. For many of us, this has been more than enough to shipwreck our confidence in Scripture. So, what’s a person to do with these problems—especially when it feels like our faith is on the line?
In this series we apply the lens of the cross to the idea of Scriptural inspiration. We learn that just as God accomplishes his purposes through “foolish and weak” things like the cross, he communicates his message through the writing of foolish and weak humans. In this way the problems of Scripture actually reveal God’s greatness because he can use an imperfect book to pass on perfect truth.
Sermons in this series:
This week we look at how our scars, mistakes and imperfections (and even painful tattoos) all tell a story of God breathing and interacting, and enhancing the beauty of an imperfect thing.
Topics: Controversial Issues, Defense of Christian Faith
In this first installment of a 2-part series centering around Greg’s new Inspired Imperfection book we look at what it means for scripture to be “God breathed.” Additionally, we explore to the potential consequences of keeping or removing the bible as an authoritative source in the life of a follower of Jesus. Greg makes the case that far from detracting from the bible’s credibility, if viewed through the lens of the cross, the mistakes and errors in the writing made by the human authors enhance the bible’s authority in showing God’s power through the cross.
Topics: Controversial Issues, Defense of Christian Faith, Free Will