However, it seems the Word of God, the Bible, has become anything and everything except upon what we stand upon these days.
We use it these days to justify …
- Naming and Claiming for the Purposes of Gaining Wealth/Power
- Voting for/against a Political Party
- Pet Theological Persuasion
However, Scripture tells us plainly in 2 Peter 1:20-21 that …
Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
This shows us that we cannot personally allegorize, metaphorize, or interpret by taking verses out of context for our own purposes.
However, we hear this done quite often by politicians who want build and/or tear down something. We hear this by televangelists who want people to send in money for a trivet or trinket. We perhaps have even done it ourselves – by accident or even on purpose for what we consider “good intentions.”
This must stop! Scripture is too precious as it is called by Paul metaphorically “the very breath of God” (2 Tim. 3:16).
This is the metaphorical idea of inspiration/θεόπνευστος in 2 Tim. 3:16 and where we get the idea of “verbal plenary inspiration or inerrancy of Scripture. And I am an inerrantist!
Before anyone accuses me of biblioatry, I worship God alone; but, I do hold on highest esteem the record of “his recorded breath” that He left behind to learn more about Himself, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit (aka the Trinity). What about you?