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Beyond Searching Out

And how endlessly interesting these problem texts make the Bible! Joseph Parker well said, “When the last word has been said about the Bible it will no longer be the Word of God.” We never get to the end of the Bible. It is as wise in its reservations as in its revelations. Enough is reserved to give faith scope for development. Everything needful to salvation and godliness is written with such clarity that all the simple-hearted may understand; but there are other matters which, with wise divine purpose, are presented less lucidly, or even enigmatically, so as to challenge enquiry—matters fascinating, mysterious, or more intricate, but all yielding rich and sanctifying reward to devout exploration.

J. Sidlow Baxter, Studies in Problem Texts, p. 5