Is there anything wrong with questioning the Bible? from Compelling Truth
There are healthy and unhealthy ways to question anything. Questioning the Bible can be a natural part of our spiritual growth or a means by which we begin to wander from God. How it plays out relates to the condition of our hearts and our view of God and His ultimate authority.
Jesus welcomed questions from His disciples when they had trouble understanding the Parable of the Sower, and He shared an explanation with them (Luke 8:9–15). In a similar way, when we read something in the Bible that seems contradictory or confusing, it should prompt us to ask questions and seek God for answers. When we trust that God is the ultimate authority and believe that the Bible is indeed His Word, given to us through His trusted servants’ voices (2 Peter 1:21), we are able to approach our questioning from a posture of humility and genuineness. It is our desire to understand God’s Word and to know God better that compels us to seek Him for the answers to our Bible questions.
The Bible reveals God to us and shows us how He communicates with humanity, but our ability to comprehend Him is limited by our humanity. All of His attributes cannot be fit into one book. As we continue on in our quest for understanding, we will either end up at an answer, or we may not—at which point we relinquish control and trust the fact that God knows what it is and that all He does and says is right: “Every word of God proves true” (Proverbs 30:5). In this regard, questioning the Bible is a healthy practice that causes us to turn to God in order to grow in our understanding of the Scriptures. Sometimes, it is not until we release our desperate need for an answer and choose to fully trust God, even in the questioning, that He reveals the answer to us.