Thursday, June 07, 2012

Conflict With The Bible Points To It's Veracity

Melinda, writing for summarizes a recent sermon from Tim Keller. Here is a helpful section.
He also addressed people who want to cherry-pick from the Bible. Some people say the Bible is a good book, then choose what they consider good and reject what they think is bad. He challenged this view of the Bible as a "Stepford" idea. He likened our relationship to the Bible to marriage. Disagreement and conflict is inevitable unless someone is passive or dead. It's the conflict that changes people in marriage. If we stand as the authority over the Bible cherry-picking, it can't change us because we reject what conflicts with our views. But if the Bible is from God, of course it will conflict with us because that's what changes us. Without that, it has no power to improve us.
Read the rest.

Books by Tim Keller:
The Prodigal God
King’s Cross
Gospel in Life: Grace Changes Everything
The Reason for God 
Counterfeit Gods 
Generous Justice

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