Last week while I was at Acton University I was browsing through An Introduction to Biblical Ethics by Robertson McQuilkin and Paul Copan (IVP Academic). I came across this quote from a mainline Protestant pastor.
“I think the Bible is wrong about most everything. . . . I think the Bible is wrong about cosmology, history, our future, Jesus, and God. The texts were all written by human beings without any supernatural or special revelation. . . . Don’t misunderstand. I enjoy the Bible. It is a marvelous human book. I read it and study it with all the critical means at my disposal. In so doing, I will do my part to undermine its Authority which I think is the next important step for religious freedom.” (579)
If I could adapt a line from Professor Digory Kirke (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe), “I wonder what they are teaching in seminaries these days.”