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The Bible has a single purpose. It was given to reveal the love of God as manifested in the divine provision of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. This is its aim, and sound interpretation must never lose sight of this aim. Consequently, it is a serious and misleading error to regard the Bible as a sourcebook on science, philosophy, or any subject other than its central theme of the deity in relation to humanity. After all, there is a proper scope of Scripture, a scope determined not by individual writers, inspired though they were, but by the divine author of it all. One cannot hold the Bible accountable for fields of knowledge outside the scope delineated by the divine purpose of the book.

Frank E Gaebelien, Exploring the Bible; a Study of Background and Principles page 134

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