The Bible Shows Us How to Do Theology, Rather than Telling Us What to Believe

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In a recent blog post, Pete Enns wrote:

Not all biblical writers were on the same page when it came to describing what God is like and what it means to believe in this God.

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And the reason why we see these differences is because—just like every other human—biblical writers lived in different times and places, under different circumstances, asking different questions and seeking different answers.

The question for us is not to decide which of these portraits is right, but to acknowledge and embrace Scripture as reflecting the varying voices of a people on a centuries-long journey of faith, of discovering what God is like—and adapting their thinking accordingly.

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Frankly, watching this sort of thing happening in the Bible is a lot of what makes it interesting for me to keep reading. It reflects back to us our own experience of adapting our thinking of God to account for our experiences of God...
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