Agreement on hermeneutic dogma -how important is it?

Gladwin Joseph (
Fri, 12 Feb 1999 12:02:43 -0800

Chuck wrote:

It's regrettable that our modern (mis)interpretation of the Scriptures forms
such a formidable barrier to the spreading of the Gospel. Even within the
ASA group, there is no agreement. Any wonder, then, that we have
difficulties convincing fellow scientists of the message that we are to

We are still united in the common life of the redeemed.

Are we misplacing our priorities when we ought to focus more on the nature of
our vocation and witness as christians rather than the technicalities of the
written message? Life transcends the word and speaks more powerfully too...

Two texts to ponder:

"They will know you are my disciples by your love for one another"

"Atleast believe because of my works that the Father is in me and I in Him"