Sunday, August 5, 2012

Interrogating the Word

When a believer comes to the Bible, she has questions in her mind that she would like answered. That is inevitable. Christians profess that the Bible has authority, that God speaks in and through it. So, whether consciously or sub-, the reader has expectations of the Bible that they desire God to fulfill. But what is the right question to ask? In my mind, the question many are trained to ask is "how am I saved?" So in any passage, be it in Numbers, the Gospels or Galatians, there is a salvific angst pressed upon the book by the reader and this question he/she has been taught to ask. Is this question good/bad/helpful? What other questions do you see others asking? What about yourself and your own scriptural interrogations?