The Bible is Hard!

I think we evangelicals often appeal to the clarity of scripture (its perspicuity) a bit too casually. While some of it is indeed clear, it can be hard to understand. That’s why we need to read it within a community. The point is made well here.

A little thought experiment to supplement. Before the invention of the printing press, try to imagine most Christians thinking about reading the Bible. There would be little alternative to reading it communally. Perhaps we need a bit of an ancient perspective here.

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