This guy does not think so!
"The honorary title regularly given to the Bible (the “Word of God”) drains away the primacy that belongs to Christ alone. “You diligently study the scriptures,” said Jesus, “because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the scriptures that testify about me” (John 5.39).
Third, the precedents for obeying the Bible (should we be disposed to try) can be dire. That is what the Kirk thought it was doing as it arrested thousands of women for alleged witchcraft. It cited “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live” (Exodus 22.18, AV). Slave-owners and white racists thought their iniquities were justified by Noah’s saying: “Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren” (Genesis 9.25).
Women, disabled people, Jews, many other groups, and of course, at the root of the current disquiet, homo sexuals, all know what it is to find Christians against them who claim to be obeying the scriptures.
Fourth, obeying the Bible involves one in the personalistic fallacy. This is the fallacy of supposing that the Bible is a person with whom we have a personal relationship. If this sounds bizarre, you only have to say: “Scripture says,” or “The Bible teaches,” and the fallacy looms large."
Read the whole piece, entitled 'The Word of God was made of flesh and blood, not ink' by Adrian Thatcher can be found here. (H/t Thinking Anglicans).
Does Thatcher himself make a 'christological fallacy', that we can know what Christ is saying to us without the aid of the ink of Scripture?
No, I’m Roman!
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