"Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ." - Jerome

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Solus Christus

In a Bible study class, I remember being given an assignment where 10 or so Bible verses were given and we were instructed to elaborate on what they said about the importance of the Bible. It was obvious the verses were found by concordance by locating any verses containing the phrase "word of God." As I looked for the context, it also became obvious that many of these verses explicitly referred to Christ, not the Bible. When I emailed the T.A. who gave the assignment, they instructed me to do the assignment as if they referred to the Bible, even if I knew they did not!

A hot topic lately on Christian blogs has been the tension between being bibliocentric (Centered on the Bible) and Christocentric (Centered on Christ). While slamming the wheel to the other side might be an over-reaction, I can sympathize that we sometimes may be too focused on the book, rather than what the book is about:
A British Pastor on "Why I am not a Bible Teacher" (& Part 2)

1 comment:

Aaron said...

First of all I said it before and I’ll say it again. I hate word search theology!
To the other point that is like when Tozer said something to the effect that evangelicals need to remember that the Bible is the word of God, not God Himself. If the Bible is not leading us to God but simply to pure study then I guess it is indeed an idol…