Forum, Jan. 13, 1975

How to Find Joy in the Bible

To the Editors:

The faith of your Bible believers [Dec. 30] is the opposite of biblical faith. Biblical faith centers on the gift of grace, asks for adventure and is to be freely enjoyed and shared. TIME'S Bible believers count "a literal biblical faith" to be "a badge of honor," are driven by a need for "spiritual security," and pride themselves on being hardliners, splitters of congregations, book burners in Kanawha County, censors in California.

The Bible always solicits faith in God, never in itself. It does not...

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