Now there are problems:-
Here are some representative statements by deniers of perspicuity:-
"In essentials unity, in non-essentials (or doubtful things) liberty, in all things love". This is used as a retort when a sincere Christian points out something wrong in another Christian. This retort includes the claim that the issue pointed out by the former is "non-essential", and therefore should not be raised. There are several problems with this motto:-
"I don't fully understand what the Bible says about homosexuality. What I do know is this: the Bible calls us to treat everyone with love". Well, you would understand the Bible's position on homosexuality if you were willing to (Leviticus 18:22, Romans 1:27). Your second statement, while true, serves no useful purpose here. It distracts from your willful blindness and tacitly suggests that those who point out the sin of homosexuality don't love the sinner.
"I know that Jesus is coming back, but don't know how or according to what sequence of events. I'm neutral about pre-mil, post-mil, etc." The Bible is specific on these things.
"We're not dogmatic about a peripheral issue like baptism: if you want to be sprinkled or immersed as a baby or adult, we're okay with anything." See What the Bible teaches about baptism
"We follow our own principles of church government because we think the Bible provides none". It does.
"The Bible does not tell us how to commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, so we follow two medieval inventions: Good Friday and Easter". Yes it does. See The Lord's Supper .
"Genesis 1 is a piece of sublime Hebrew poetry. Don't look to it for factual information." No. Genesis 1 is actually written as a simple narration of events. It means what it says and says what it means
Going by the logic of those who deny the perspicuity of scripture, God has pathetic communication skills and He has given us a vague, irrelevant book. The reality is that God does have communication skills. His message to man, the Bible, while not written like a theology textbook, is nevertheless clear about all the subjects it addresses.
Belief in the perspicuity of scripture is the balance between two errors:-