Jones, Koresh, and the rest studied and applied the Scriptures — their unique interpretations of Scriptures.
In some minds, the uses and abuses of the Bible in our time strains its very credibility.
The Protestant Reformed view is that the Bible is infallible and inerrant.
But is the Protestant Reformed view of the Bible infallible and inerrant?
If the Protestant Reformed view of the Bible is infallible and inerrant, then something other than the Bible is infallible and inerrant — the point of view humans bring to the Bible can be infallible and inerrant, too.
Can the text be separated from its reader?
Who claims to have a perfect interpretation of the Scriptures?
If the Protestant Reformed view of the Bible is not infallible and inerrant, then the Protestant Reformed view of the Bible’s infallibility and inerrancy could be wrong, too.
If the Protestant Reformed view is infallible and inerrant to the extent that it corresponds to the Bible, then the position is circular: the interpretive tool is used to affirm itself.
Related articles perhaps from cooler heads:
- How to Read the Bible (ldstalk.wordpress.com)
- What if Scriptures were just opinion? (musingsofbn.wordpress.com)
- Footnote on the reliability of the Bible: Let’s say we met 30 minutes ago (liturgical.wordpress.com)
- Sola Scriptura: The Sufficiency of Scripture (pjcockrell.wordpress.com)
- The Inerrancy of the Autographa ( Part 1 ) By Greg L. Bahnsen (chaplaingary.wordpress.com)
- Recovering From Abusive Christianity Pt.2 (mikefriesen05.wordpress.com)
- Theological Positions I Don’t Understand, Part 1 (richwendling.wordpress.com)
- Are the Gospels Based on Eyewitness Accounts? (zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com)
- The Bible is spoken of as “inspired.” What does this mean? (musingsofbn.wordpress.com)