Monday, December 19, 2005

Not searching for something new in the Bible

Scot McKnight calls into question the idea of always searching the Scriptures for something new:
But, discovery of something new is not the sole, or even the main, purpose for reading the Bible. So let me suggest that there is another way to read the Bible — with our ears. The longer you look at that idea that we read the Bible to find something new the sillier it becomes. If the purpose of reading the Bible is to find something new, the older we get the less we would need the Bible for the more we know the less we would consult the Bible.
Good point. Maybe we don't continue searching the Scriptures for new information, but I should think we never stop going to them for transformation.

Update: John Schroeder offers additional thoughts at Blogotional.

2 Comments:

Blogger Dan Edelen said...

Plenty of people have gone awry searching for something new. I think Scott really got that point across.

8:58 AM, December 22, 2005  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Me too!

7:21 PM, December 22, 2005  

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