So the Bible is not the written word of God, so what authority does it have? If it is written by men, is it worth trusting the people who wrote the Bible? The fact is, we don't even know for sure who the authors of the NT books were. Do you know who they were? I don't. So we can't even say if the persons who wrote the Bible were of good character or bad.
It all boils down to the fact that since the Bible is not the word of God, we are therefore not under any obligation to it. And as a document of dubious origins, it is silly IMO to give it any more attention than any other work of man.
Preachers are not misconstruing the meaning of the Bible, the Bible itself makes no sense, so how can anyone make sense of it? As one person said on this forum, maybe there is a hell and maybe there isn't, could go either way according to her and other's interpretation of the Bible. So obviously the Bible isn't giving us a definitive answer on this and many other issues. So what good is it? Not much.
Edited by sjessen, 29 June 2012 - 09:34 AM.