The Biologos foundation and theistic evolutionists (TE) insist that we need to be humble about the way we interpret the Scriptures. Why? Because it’s only our subjective interpretation! The absolute interpretation can only come from above.
However, subjective interpretations need not imply uncertainty. For example, I am certain that I am married and that I am sitting at my computer typing out an essay. I am interpreting millions of bits of sensory data to come up with this confident conclusion.
More importantly, we can also be confident about our interpretation of Scripture. In fact, obedience depends upon being confident that we know what Scripture is communicating to us. We must be confident, because we are graded by our response to Scripture.
Besides, Scripture explicitly tells us that its meaning and intentions are well within our grasp:
· Deuteronomy 30:11-16 “For this commandment that I command you today is not too hard for you, neither is it far off. It is not in heaven, that you should say, ‘Who will ascend to heaven for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?’ Neither is it beyond the sea, that you should say, ‘Who will go over the sea for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?’ But the word is very NEAR you. It is in your mouth and in your heart, so that you can do it. See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil. If you obey the commandments of the LORD your God that I command you today, by loving the LORD your God, by walking in his ways, and by keeping his commandments and his statutes and his rules, then you shall live and multiply, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land that you are entering to take possession of it.”
Why does Biologos preach “humility” regarding our understanding of Scripture? Because it preaches certainty in regards to evolution. Consequently, what we are certain about will prevail over what we are humble and uncertain about.