What I'm having trouble with is trying to explain to my wife why his argument ["we" don't need to worry about if what the bible says is true or not or what certain interpretations mean] is flawed (i forget the logical fallacy here). Can someone help me come up with a non confrontational way of explaining this to my wife; I have such trouble speaking my thoughts and words in a clear manner ?
For one thing, there's the unsupported claim that God exists in the first place. If that's too confrontational, remind your wife that founder and pastor Steven Furtick is contradicting what his own web site says about the Bible:
"God wrote a book. The Bible is God’s Word to all people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is truth without any mixture of error and is completely relevant to our daily lives."
Furtick is selling Biblical inerrancy. How do you do that and then call the Bible fair game for true or false? God wrote the Bible using His magical powers so every part of it is true and relevant to everyone to this day. And then there is what Jesus himself said about the Bible:
"For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished." - Mathew 5:18
Jesus himself says without ambiguity it all stands "to the dot" until heaven and earth disappear. Earth is still here, so that settles it. If you really believe in this Biblical inerrancy business, then you'd bloody well better get your interpretations right.
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