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

Friday, January 14, 2011

The Bible in a Sentence

This was an interesting exercise in summarizing the Bible in one sentence. My favorite was:

Mark Dever:
God has made promises to bring His people to Himself and He is fulfilling them all through Christ.
With honorable mention to

Kevin DeYoung:
A holy God sends his righteous Son to die for unrighteous sinners so we can be holy and live happily with God forever.

And if I might say this, Doug Wilson's answer was the most ridiculous, making the Bible sound like a bad medieval fairy-tale. However, it does illustrate the wackyness of FV guys who seem to want to show off their poetic or symbolic language wrapped in obscure theology:

Doug Wilson:
Scripture tells us the story of how a Garden is transformed into a Garden City, but only after a dragon had turned that Garden into a howling wilderness, a haunt of owls and jackals, which lasted until an appointed warrior came to slay the dragon, giving up his life in the process, but with his blood effecting the transformation of the wilderness into the Garden City.


Alex Guggenheim said...

I read Wilson's comment and your response could not have better articulated my own thoughts. I am astonished that he is still received as orthodox by so many Protestants.

Emily said...

This exercise reminded me of the man who went to Rabbi Hillel and said he would convert if Hillel could teach him the Torah while standing on one foot. Hillel responded with, "Love the Lord with all your heart and love your neighbor as yourself. The rest is but commentary."

But as an artist and writer, I have to love the inclusion of dragons.