Bible Review 3:2, Summer 1987

My View

Faith vs. scientific study of the Bible

By F. F. Bruce

Bible Review

My lifelong interest in the Bible has a very personal basis:a. Since I am a Christian (an evangelical Christian at that), I find in the Bible the record of God’s redemptive revelation of himself, which was crowned in the person and work of Jesus. But if I am asked (as I sometimes am) if my personal commitment to the central message of the Bible does not inhibit the scientific study of the Bible, I have to answer, “Not at all”; rather, its scientific study is stimulated and encouraged by my commitment to its message. The biblical message inculcates, among other things, a love of truth for its own sake and a willingness to follow the evidence wherever it may lead.

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