Some of us cringe when we hear that our Constitution is “a living document,” understanding that those who speak thus mean that its original intention doesn’t bind us today; it must be reinterpreted according to the demands of each generation. Since it can be manipulated to fit any ideology, it’s not so much a living document, as a useless one. Some say the same about Scripture. Quoting Hebrew 4:12, “The Word of God is living and active,” they affirm that Bible Truth is not absolute, but must be interpreted “creatively” as the spirit leads. But such a view of Scripture leaves us just where the same view of the Constitution leaves us—with a useless volume. If the Bible can mean anything, then it means nothing. If a creative reading of Scripture justifies (for example) homosexuality, abortion, or social action over personal salvation, then it (like The Constitution) is just paper and ink.
Blessings, Richard Kirby