HARD SAYINGS: Perplexing Bible Passages For Adventists
Edition: Sunnyside Edition
Published: August 07, 2009
Author: Steven E. Behrmann
Paperback Price: $7.42
Answers to several difficult passages in the Bible.
There are many passages in the Bible that are puzzling. Separated in time as we are, by thousands of years from the actual events recorded in the Scriptures creates one enormous barrier. In addition to the barrier of time separation we are confronted with the barriers of different languages, different cultures, and different modes of thinking and practice. Even when these are largely addressed we are still left with the fallible limits of communication itself. It is a wonder and a miracle that we understand as much as we do of the ancient material found in the Bible.
While the things necessary for life and salvation are presented clearly enough in the Scripture and through other means, there remain many unsolved mysteries in the Bible. On this side of the kingdom we cannot expect they will all be resolved to everyone‟s satisfaction, and it is not necessary that they all be resolved. But it seems, to me, that it can become detrimental to our spiritual experience and our understanding of God‟s ways and character, if we are not willing to investigate and seek to answer as many difficulties as we can.