Messiness

This is an excerpt from the book Questioning Evangelism by Randy Newman, pages 131-132:

“As one observer aptly put it, ‘If God wants [the Bible] to be a book that interests and challenges people around the globe for their whole lives, that guides us into life’s deep mysteries, that trains us to see the world from diverse points of view and in so doing, stretches us to not be so limited by our own inherited point of view, then of course it can’t be like thep hone book, a government code, or a high school biology textbook – easy reference, fully indexed, conveniently formatted for quick easy use.

Nor can it be a one-read book, after which we say, “The Bible? Oh, yes, I read that years ago,” implying that we’ll never need to look at it or think about it again. If God wants the book to be an authentic medium of spiritual enlightenment and instruction, then how can it be a book that we feel we can fully grasp, have control over, take pride in our knowledge of, feel competent in regards to? Mustn’t it be an untamed book that humbles us, that entices us higher up and deeper in, that rendres us children rather than experts, that will sooner master us than we will master it?'”

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