necessity of OT pt2: tension in scripture
Just today I found this wonderful post about the tensions in scripture, tensions the OT is rife with! It's a wonderful overview of how to consider scripture that jives with my previous post, but is much more practical. I highly recommend you read it! And the site, Chrisendom, in general. Here's a little taste:
Truth is relational. In 1 Corinthians 13:6 Paul writes that love 'does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices in the truth'. Notice that truth is contrasted not with falsehood, but with unrighteousness. To live truthfully is to live justly, to walk with God. As is well know, Jesus claimed to be himself 'the truth'. Truth is ultimately this person, and the word 'person', it should be noted, is relational. In Christ's life, relationships, acts of mercy, kindness, death and resurrection we find Truth. To claim that 'the Bible is true' is a proposition that may thus need to be reframed more relationally.Check it out!