I think one of the things the Church of Christ has very right is its insistence that scriptures are from the Holy Hand of God. I wasn't brought up to view the Bible with such reverence. We didn't disrespect it, understand. Somehow I missed the part, though, of believing the Word had a message for us today.
Our emphasis of a believer operating according to the Word of God will always be a majorly important factor for every disciple. The clarity of the Word is worth our search as well as our supreme meditation.
Where we have gone wrong is to have reached a general knowledge and asked all students to refrain from discovering deeper mysteries of God. In other words, we have told our people to base their faith on the Bible; but don't keep studying new things for this upsets the core believers. Big mistake.
What happens is those who have quit studying believe anything new didn't come from God; but from man's imagination. This just isn't true. The Word of God is alive and it will constantly require of the Bible student the necessity to perpetually adjust one's mind.
We are quite right in believing the Bible. We are equally mistaken to assume it has nothing new to offer the students' conclusions of fifty years ago.