Thursday, April 1, 2010

What is the Bible clear about?

The Bible is not clear about everything (diet, politics, science, free will vs. pre-destination, baptism, church government, ....)

But it is VERY clear about who God is, who we are, and how we can be in a covenantal relationship with God through Jesus. I found this statement (partly based on 2 Timothy 3:16) in the Westminster Confession of Faith helpful:
VII. All things in Scripture are not alike plain in themselves, nor alike clear unto all; yet those things which are necessary to be known, believed, and observed, for salvation, are so clearly propounded and opened in some place of Scripture or other, that not only the learned, but the unlearned, in a due use of the ordinary means, may attain unto a sufficient understanding of them.

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