I have always longed for a person to agree with me and say, "Yeah, you're right. A lot of the Bible does sound like utter bullshit and there's no way that it can all be 'God breathed'. People just use that verse to pick and choose their favorite verses that help them discriminate and judge." Not exactly what the pastor said but it was along those lines.
Basically what he preached is that the words God breathed are often misinterpreted. He likes to read the verse in the English Revised Version because it sounds most like the original Greek text. It reads, "Every scripture inspired of God is also profitable for teaching, for reproof, for corrections, for instruction which is righteousness." Focusing on the part that it doesn't say Every scripture IS inspired of God it just says that the scripture THAT is inspired of God is profitable for blah blah blah... Which then you can assume that not all scripture is inspired of God. Scary huh? Which ones are then? That's the new big question. That leads into the rest of my questioning (which I will go into later if I haven't already).
Before I decided to write this blog I did my research. I read other commentaries on the verse. Most people using their lifelong biases and refusing to believe that not all scripture is of God. Some had some good arguments but obviously I'm still not convinced. Even if the original Greek text did intend for it to say that All scripture is of God, who's to say the person writing that just wanted us to think that? He could have just made it up. Just because someone says it doesn't make it true. If someone wrote a book of the bible today most of us would be like "Yeah right." But what if they said "but all scripture is of God, remember?" We would have to believe them, right? Obviously not. Just because someone said it back then compared to now doesn't make it true.