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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Dangerous Class

In the Bible class I'm taking, I've learned something very important. I've learned this class is dangerous. Dangerous? How can a simple overview of the Bible be dangerous?
It's a dangerous class because it can be so easy to make the Scriptures just another book to study, like the Iliad or Shakespeare's plays. It is so much more than another work to be analyzed. It is a record of God's dealings with the human race. It is story of God reaching down into this world, sometimes in redeeming grace, others in terrifying wrath.
God's Word is not to be taken lightly, but with deep reverence.

1 comment:

Carl said...

That is one of the things I love about my Scripture classes. We read the Scriptures prayerfully. You are right in that the Bible is not just another textbook, but is Divine Revelation in written form. Using "higher criticism" some try to redefine the Scriptures and strip the New Testament writings of Apostolic authority, but those that do such things are missing the point.