Has the Church Misread the Bible?
Moises Silva - ”The Bible is divine, yet has come to us in human form.
The commands of God are absolute, yet the historic context of the writings appears
to relativize certain elements. The divine message must be clear, yet many passages
seem ambiguous. We are dependent only on the Spirit for instruction, yet scholarship
is surely necessary. The Scriptures seem to presuppose a literaland historical
reading, yet we are also confronted by the figurative and nonhistorical, e.g., parables.
Proper interpretation requires the interpreter’s personal freedom, yet some degree of
external, corporate authority appears imperative. The objectivity of biblical message is
essential, yet our presuppositions seem to inject a degree of subjectivity into the
interpretive process. “