Barack Obama has a knack for mixing religion, or at least religious terminology, with politics in the public square while avoiding the associated outcries and demands about respecting the boundaries separating church and state. During a speech he gave last summer, Obama made a rather interesting claim concerning how people view the Bible:
Even those who claim the Bible’s inerrancy make distinctions between Scriptural edicts, sensing that some passages – the Ten Commandments, say, or a belief in Christ’s divinity – are central to Christian faith, while others are more culturally specific and may be modified to accommodate modern life.
I’d like to hear your thoughts about this statement. Was Barak Obama right when he said “Even those who claim the Bible’s inerrancy” recognize that some parts of it “may be modified to accommodate modern life”? If so, which parts?