“But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, for no prophecy has ever been made…was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit and spoken from God.” – 2 Peter 1:20-21
What do you believe about Scripture? Do you believe it’s just some general principles and guidelines that can be adapted for every age, culture or situation? Or is it the written Word of God? Do you believe that Scripture contains the words of men that were shaped by prejudices concerning culture and different views all through the ages and should be adapted to the modern age? Or do you believe Scripture is our authority for faith and practice? Or maybe you believe each person should just do what they feel is right.
Here is the bottom line on the truth of the Scripture. It is either complete, perfect truth, applicable for all times, or it is all a lie. There is no in between. There is no such thing as partial truth or relative truth. The decision you make as to the nature of the Scripture will shape everything else that you believe about God, about Jesus, about life, and about morality.