This blog highlights verses in the Bible that are rarely included in sermons and Sunday school lessons. It also examines contradictions and other problem verses.
1) Explanations should deal with as much of the evidence as possible
2) Explanations should avoid contradictions, both internal and with the evidence from the physical world
3) Explanations should be logical
4) Explanations should make predictions that can be tested
5) Explanations should have some utility in addressing new evidence
Biblical Interpretation Statement
I recognize that there are multiple methods of interpreting the Bible. This blog is written from the point of view in which I grew up, which is that the Bible is the inerrant and literal word of a perfect God.
Some people claim certain sections of the Bible are metaphor. For example, some Christians do not believe in a literal Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. Other Christians do believe in this literally. I can not discuss every possible way of interpreting every possible story. The Bible does not say “this passage is literal, and that passage is metaphor.” Therefore, I will examine the Bible as if it were all literal. I will recognize that stories such as the parables told by Jesus are not necessarily based on factual events.
I reserve the right to edit comments that
- Contain phone numbers or other person information
- Are nothing more than long sermons
- Do not address the verses of the blog entry
Arguments that do not address the verses include:
- Evolution is false, therefore the entire Bible is true
- The universe was created, therefore there is a creator, therefore the entire Bible is true
- Objective morals can only exist with God; objective morals exist; therefore God exists and the entire Bible is true