* The Bible is open-ended.
God is not the author of confusion (1 Cor. 14:33), yet the Bible is confusing.
Because the Bible is open-ended.
...we have to interpret the Bible. It is not possible to simply do what the Bible says. We must first make decisions about what it means at this time, in this place, for these people.
[T]he Bible is open-ended. ... It has to be interpreted.