It is time.
No, it is past time.
Christians must stop saying the following things.
1. The Bible is the inerrant, infallible Word of God.
It isn't inerrant and not likely even in the "original manuscripts." But then, I cannot say that with absolute certainty, anymore than anyone else can either.
Why? Because no such "original" manuscripts even exists. That's like saying, "We believe there are aliens on other planets!"
Good for you. Now, prove it.
As we have it, no matter what translation you favor, the Bible is replete with errors. To pretend otherwise is your right. To say otherwise is a lie. You are entitled to your opinions, your assumptions, even your beliefs. What you are not entitled to is a misrepresentation of the facts.
A corollary to this that Christians should stop saying is this:
2. We just believe the Bible.
That, too, is false. What you really believe is your interpretation of the Bible. And the last I checked, the history of the Christian church is the history of disagreement over "interpretation." How else do you explain the scores of denominations within Christianity alone? It would be patently more honest of Christians to say, "The following represents our understanding and interpretation of the Scriptures, but we are also aware there are many equally sincere Christians who interpret the Scriptures differently from us."
A third thing Christians should stop saying:
3. Jesus is the only way to heaven.
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