THE BIBLE, AND THE CHRIST OF THE BIBLE
We have an almost superstitious attitude to Bible reading as if it had some magical efficacy. But there is no magic in the Bible or in the mechanical reading of the Bible. No, the written Word points to the Living Word and says to us, ‘Go to Jesus.’ If we do not go to the Jesus to whom it points, we miss the whole purpose of Bible reading. Evangelical Christians are not, or ought not to be, what we are sometimes accused of being, namely, ‘bibliolaters,’ worshipers of the Bible. We do not worship the Bible; we worship the Christ of the Bible. Here is a young man who is in love. He has a girl friend who has captured his heart . . . As a result he carries a photograph of his beloved in his wallet because it reminds him of her when she is far away. Sometimes, when nobody is looking, he might…
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