Der bekannte evangelikale Buchautor Andy Stanley schreibt:
The foundation of our faith is not the Scripture. The foundation of our faith is not the infallibility of the Bible. The foundation of our faith is something that happened in history. And the issue is always – Who is Jesus? That’s always the issue. The Scripture is simply a collection of ancient documents that tells us that story…
Er glaubt an die Historizität von Adam und Eva glaubt, weil Jesus daran geglaubt habe. Wo steckt das Problem? Denny Burke:
Stanley says that his belief in Adam and Eve is not “because the Bible says so,” but because Jesus says so. The first and most obvious problem with this formulation is the fact that our only knowledge of what Jesus says comes to us from the Bible. There can be no bifurcation between “what the Bible says” and “what Jesus says.” The former gives us the latter.
Jesus selbst glaubte an das Alte Testament und bezieht sich darauf. Darum:
If you were to ask Jesus how he knows Adam and Eve existed, he would say “because the Bible says so.” In this way, Stanley’s view of scripture falls short of Jesus’ view of scripture.