When we take Jimothy’s position and boil it down real nice and simple, we deceive ourselves (and those we instruct) into thinking the Bible is always straightforward and easy to comprehend – and to say otherwise is to somehow insult God. Perhaps what is being insulted is a low view of scripture.
Have I been guilty of oversimplifying scripture in order to get my way?
Do I find other valid readings of scriptures threatening?
Do I, like Jimothy, feel I am so correct that to disagree with how I interpret scripture is to disagree with God?