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Why We Study the Bible According to the Traditional View (TC&C #5)

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Today's quote about the Bible is from Soren Kierkegaard. He said: "When you read God's Word, you must constantly be saying to yourself, 'It is talking to me, and about me.'"

Today, we are going to continue our overview of some topics that will help us as we study the Bible throughout future episodes.

Our topic for today is titled: "Why We Study the Bible According to the Traditional View" from the book, "The Promise and the Blessing" by  Michael A. Harbin

The two basic schools of thought regarding the Bible begin with drastically different assumptions. The traditional school assumes that the Bible is a historical document to be taken at face value. Scholars who follow this approach recognize that there are items in the Bible that are difficult to understand or believe. However, because the Bible has been shown correct so often, these scholars prefer to take a “wait-and-see” attitude regarding controversial areas. The modern school, on the other hand, assumes that the Bible is essentially pious fiction to be accepted only when supported by modern science, despite the fact that this assumption is constantly being shattered by archaeology.


On our next broadcast, we will look at "The Value and Limitations of Archaeology."