Perhaps you’ve heard this saying:
If you can take a comma out of the middle of the Bible, you might just as well put a question mark at its end.
Well, over the past two centuries, science, archeology, and critical academic scholarship have, metaphorically speaking, taken a lot of “commas” and certainties out of the middle of the Bible. And there is, thus, a huge question mark at the Bible’s end.
Given that this is a FACT, where does one go now (if one is religious)? Do you:
- Still believe in hell?
- Ignore contemporary science, archeology, and academic scholarship on the Bible, and simply pretend that the Bible is inerrant?
- Reject that the earth is old and that plants and animals have changed over time?
Or do you concede what most educated people have concluded:
- There is no hell
- The Bible is not inerrant
- Evolution occurred
And then ask: Now what?
That “now what” question is a dizzying prospect. Is it too dizzying?