A Christian may argue that the reinterpretation of scripture can be very interesting.
Firstly, God, as Christians believe, is the creator. He created nature and the laws that govern it. According to many Christians it is a satisfying prospect that the more one discovers about nature’s workings the more one discovers God indirectly. Christians routinely refer to various biblical passages in support of this idea; passages such as Romans 1:20 which tells us that “His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen” in his creation, and we are also told that “The heavens are telling of the glory of God” (Psalm 19:1). God is designer, and creator.
However, this issue may comes down to human fallibility. Being finite creatures we come up with problematic interpretations of many things, for instance, our fallibility is seen in our science itself, hence why new theories are forwarded because they are seen to better describe how nature functions. Either we were previously incorrect about what we attempted to described scientifically and thus needed to take away or add to it, or we just happened to learn something new about how our universe operates. But it’s not only the scientific enterprise that is vulnerable to human fallibility and misinterpretation.
The Bible can also be victimized this way. Christian biblical scholars argue that many judge the ancient biblical writers with 21st century cultural bias and sophistication. We apply these (as well as personal biases) to 3000-year-old scripture that is not intended to describe the theory of evolution, or human genetics. To do so would prove to be an anachronous method of reading. The Christian scholar argues that we must interpret God’s word in the way it was intended to be read by the author’s audience, not by a 21st century reader.
Furthermore, an argument can be put forth concerning a reinterpreting scripture as something to be embraced and not shunned. Scientific discovery can show us just how really out of touch with reality some Christian hypotheses and interpretations are. Would this suggest that the Bible is not God’s word? No, it probably means that human beings make fallible interpretations and are mistaken.
Some Christians argue that the more we learn about nature the more we actually learn “how” God did his work, and that will entail that various interpretations by groups of Christians will be proven false. It may prove unfortunate for some, and unfortunate for others, but it would be a responsible method of learning about the Bible. Christians have to go where the evidence leads.
In truth, reinterpreting scripture in the face of scientific discovery (assuming that discovery is true) may maintain and cultivate a richer understanding of the Bible, as well as the natural world God created.