By Jim Dec 30 2018 Mike HessGARBCSufficiency of Scripture3 common theological trends undermining Biblical sufficiency: 1563 reads There are 5 Comments Note: Mike Hess is the GARBC National Representative Jim - Sun, 12/30/2018 - 1:38pm Note: Mike Hess is the GARBC National Representative] Bio here: https://garbcconference.org/announcements/mike-hesss-journey/ Twitter Jim's Doctrinal Statement He's right. Bruce Rettig - Sun, 12/30/2018 - 1:55pm He's right. Bruce O taste and see that the Lord is good: Blessed is the man that trusteth in him. Psalm 34:8 #4 T Howard - Mon, 12/31/2018 - 9:13am #4 - Viewing everything other than the main point of the passage as "white noise." (HT: Tyler Robbins) T Howard wrote: Lee - Mon, 12/31/2018 - 3:59pm T Howard wrote: #4 - Viewing everything other than the main point of the passage as "white noise." (HT: Tyler Robbins) Care to elaborate? Lee An example Bert Perry - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 1:00pm Lee, great question. What is being addressed is that you may have a passage with a clear main point--say Leviticus 18's prohibitions of many sexual deviations--and you ignore the very interesting pattern that for all of the heterosexual deviations, the phrase used isn't "have sex", but rather "uncover nakedness." Not you personally, mind you, but imagine you did. Now, is there anything interesting to learn about Hebrew culture from how that phrase is used? Does it perhaps illustrate something about how we should, or should not, approach the topic of nakedness, even apart from fornication? You don't have to agree with my position--hence I won't even name it--but if we limit ourselves to the "main points", we are going to miss a huge portion of what Scripture tells us. We miss the forest for the trees. Another example; the main point of Genesis 1 is God's creation. However, a secondary question is whether the inconsistent usage of singular and plural noun and verb forms give us some indication about the nature of God. A huge portion of the significance here is that if we simply use the "main points", there are a number of points of theology, like the Trinity, that become incredibly hard to demonstrate. Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.