The Clarity of the Bible

Is the Bible clear? For some people, the answer to that question will be a resounding “no”. But should it be. Should we think of the Bible as unclear and hard to understand? In this episode of Thinking Theology we’re thinking about the clarity of the Bible. Is the Bible clear? Can the Bible be understood? If God is speaking to us in the Bible can we be sure that we understand him correctly? Can an infinite God communicate meaningfully so that finite human beings can understand? How can the Bible be clear when so many people disagree about what it says? And how can the Bible be clear when some parts seem very confusing?

Is the Bible clear?

For some people, the answer to that question will be a resounding “no”. But should it be. Should we think of the Bible as unclear and hard to understand?

In this episode of Thinking Theology we’re thinking about the clarity of the Bible.

Is the Bible clear? Can the Bible be understood? If God is speaking to us in the Bible can we be sure that we understand him correctly? Can an infinite God communicate meaningfully so that finite human beings can understand? How can the Bible be clear when so many people disagree about what it says? And how can the Bible be clear when some parts seem very confusing? 

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