Would you have preferred that I said, "There is no one on here who can help with interpretation"?
And if Christians cannot rightly interpret the Word of God, then who can? Am I to trust Buddhists or Atheists to do that for me? Or maybe I should just toss the Bible altogether because the original manuscripts are no longer extant, despite the thousands of cross-validating early manuscripts in the original languages without substantive differences between any of them.
It's not my problem that there are multiple interpretive traditions. I am required to "[hold] fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain." Philippians 2:16
2 Timothy 2:15 clearly implies that Christians are capable of properly interpreting the Word of God: "Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth."
If your objective is to persuade me that interpreting the Bible is a hopeless task, you're wasting your time.
Ron Paul - Honorary Founding Father
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