Conversations with Angie: How can you be a Christian if you don't believe the Bible is inspired?
You're pretty good at silencing my ineffectual arguments! I don't
think I have ever actually had someone say this to me:
"I don't think it's necessary to believe the Bible is the inspired
word of God before you can be justified in thinking Christianity is
That one surprised me! The only thing is... you then use biblical
quotes to support that statement. Isn't that kind of circular? Are
you saying that you don't have to believe that it's the inspired word
of God, but you do need to have some faith in its historical accuracy?
Because if you don't at least believe that, how can you believe that
Jesus claimed to be the Messiah? Isn't the Bible the only record that
we have that says that he made that claim? I mean, I see what you're
saying from a theological standpoint ... but how can that really play
out in faith? How can someone say, "yes, I believe in the God that
this book talks about, and I believe in Jesus, his life, death,
resurrection, etc..., but I don't really believe the Bible."
Okay... going for now...
Conversations with Angie: Using the Bible as an historical source apart from assuming inspiration