They make more of the Bible than of God, and so fail to find the truth of the Bible, and accept things concerning God which are not in the Bible, and are the greatest of insults to Him!
I thought the issue concerned things that are in the bible which are claimed to be false. Joshua's conquests, God sending the flood, God striking down Herod, etc., etc., are in all the several translations I possess. What translation did MacDonald read?
When the Bible says that one should pluck out his eye, I would hope that he would ask himself if this is consistent with God's character, and ask the Spirit to show him what our Lord meant by this statement.