We’ve talked about (and critiqued) the evangelical view of how we came to have the Bible. I want you to see a video today to show you that I have not given you a caricature of their position. As you watch this, please note how Prof. Grudem completely omits the human side of the process of the writing, editing, and compilation of the biblical books and the history of canonization. It’s a short step from this approach to “the Bible dropped from heaven” understanding of many laypeople in the churches.
This is almost a perfect representation of the “binder” mentality we talked about in our post about Craig Allert’s book.
Dr. Wayne Grudem was a professor at the seminary I attended while I was there. His view is essentially how I was taught throughout my evangelical education. Grudem since has become a leading voice in evangelical theology and is currently Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies at Phoenix Seminary in Arizona.