The Bible is NOT the word of God, only Jesus is.

Not my opinion, but something I heard very recently from a professing Christian. Any thoughts? 

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  1. Jesus is the Living Word, the Bible is the Written Word.

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  2. That’s an interesting debate.

    I think I lean in that direction myself. The bible IS the word of God, but our ability to understand and interpret it properly is sometimes a bit of a problem. Given a conflict between the two, I would go with Jesus Christ Himself. The bible is the instruction manual, but if you’ve got parts left over, it’s likely not the fault of the manual.

    From a scriptural perspective however, they are one and the same. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Jesus Christ Himself is The Word.

    So while the bible IS the word of God, it is not The Word.

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  3. As John wrote, Jesus was the Living Word and it was by Him that God created everything. The Bible is the written Word of God.

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  4. Thank you all for joining he discussion!

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  5. Until recently I had never heard from a Christian that the Bible wasn’t God’s word, but that it might not be the inerrant word of God, a subject on it’s own. So I asked the question.

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  6. Well, that is what the Bible says.

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    • What is, that the Bible is NOT the word of God? If your answer is yes, I suggest you Google ‘ what the Bible says about the Bible’, or something. We have the technology, so there’s no need to hang on to such a silly notion.

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  7. Considering how many translations and interpretations there are, I’m inclined to agree with this. The people who wrote and translate the Bible are fallible while Jesus is not.

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  8. Jesus is the Word in flesh, Scripture is the written Word according to the Spirit (as He testified in Scripture). I think there is an equivocation fallacy going on here with the word “Word” and a reductionist fallacy as well.

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  9. The Bible is the written word of GOD written by men inspired by GOD. Jesus is the Living WORD. The WORD was with GOD and the WORD is GOD.

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