Whenever I hear that the Bible is the “living Word of God,” it makes me cringe. Not because I don’t believe it, but because people use this as an excuse for using it to spread hate, treating it as if it is stagnant, unchanging, concrete. But living things are not stagnant, unchanging, or concrete. They are constantly changing, evolving, adapting. We are living, and we change every day according to our circumstances. So when I hear “living Word,” I think exactly that; that God uses the Bible to speak to each person individually, according to their circumstances, according to what their heart needs at the time.

Something cannot be living and unchanging.

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