Letters: Wisdom and Imperfection

Although I appreciated David Gushee’s articles in the January issue, I think a simpler way to deal with the biblical perspective on LBGT issues is to drop concepts such as “infallibility,” “inerrancy,” and perhaps even “inspiration” and “authority.” Rather than writing articles that attempt to explain away the biblical stance, it seems more logical and essentially effortless to regard the Bible as written by humans of a different era—perhaps less enlightened and just as prone to error—who got it wrong. Seeing the Bible from the perspective of an infallible rulebook or playbook detracts from its essential wisdom and beauty.            

Marvin De Jong
Ozark, Missouri

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