“We soon realize that some passages have been more instrumental in our faith journey than others. Some passages have helped us present the faith more clearly than others. Some passages bring it all together for us. Other passages seem unrelated to anything. John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten son…” resonates with more urgency for me than Genesis 27:11 – “my brother Esau is a hairy man….” Yes, all scripture is inspired. But not all 31,373 verses carry the same weight for my faith.”
— Rev. John Galloway
I think Galloway’s formulation is an excellent way of approaching this issue. I want to respect the way the Holy Spirit was and is at work throughout the entire Bible, while at the same time acknowledging that not all passages have the same amount of authority for the Christian faith and life.
Hat Tip: Red Letter Christians, the full article is here.