That doesn’t mean the Bible isn’t true, or divinely inspired, or “useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.” It just means that it is not a simple book, and should not be treated like one.
Try putting any well-meaning, good-intentioned, faithful handful of seminary students, pastors, or pew sitters in a room, and you’ll be hard pressed to find any two who can find unanimous agreement on very much, let alone the totality of its 800,000 words.
Reflect and respect
As Christians, we should read, study, reflect on, respect, and where we feel personally convicted, obey the Bible, but we should never worship it.
The more honest option when coming to difficult parts of the Scriptures, might be for us to say, “The Bible appears to say that in this particular passage, I think I believe that interpretation, and now, let’s talk about it.”
Read the whole piece on John's website.