The history of the earthly Jesus
is the story of the eternal Word
brought into the fallen world
and put at its mercy (Mark 14:41).
In the same way, God’s investment
in the words of Scripture
means that in the short term,
in their own journey into the world,
the divine words are subject to a
similar submission to and separation
from their heavenly speaker,
and a similar surrender to sinful speakers,
hearers and readers. . . .
In delivering [the Bible] to the world,
God makes his words vulnerable,
for a time, to abuse.
Living and Active: Scripture in the Economy of Salvation
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Manfred T. Brauch
abusIng sCr IP ture
the cO nseQuences O f
mIsr e AdIng the bIbLe
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