SOS7 Bible and Certainty

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John Shelby Spong

The Sins of Scripture: Exposing the Bible's Texts of Hate to Reveal the God of Love.


Bishop Spong's book, The Sins of Scripture is structured around 8 sections, each with at least 2 chapters. In this penultimate section of the book, Spong turns his attention to the deep human desire for certainty as a factor in the problems that beset our use of Scripture.

  • Chapter 25: The Symptoms - Conversion, Missionary Expansion and Religious Bigotry (pp. 213-218)
  • Chapter 26: Creedal Development in the Christian Church (pp. 219-229)
  • Chapter 27: Since I have the truth, "No One Comes to the Father Except Through Me!" (pp. 231-237)
  • Chapter 28: My Vision of an Interfaith Future (pp. 239-244)


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