Friday, May 31, 2013
Biblical Authority as an Acquired Trait
"As we move further away from Christendom and Modernity I think we will need to accept that you can't use the Bible to convince anyone to believe in Jesus, but rather, it will be faith in Jesus that will convince people to value the Bible."
Other than the hyperbole in using "can't... convince anyone," I'm thinking this is pretty much on target. The Bible, for many, doesn't begin with authority that you can use to found a faith. Rather, it will acquire authority from the relationship between a believer and Jesus himself.