Alan McCarrick wrote:
<< Wayne, I am partially disturbed by the sound of the first part of your
quote. Does this accurately reflect Bonhoeffer's view of scripture - that is
CONTAINS inspired truth that we must identify for ourselves. The evalgelical
position is usually that "those 66 chapters" are COMPLETELY inspired. Was
you entire quotation directly from Bonhoeffer ? Could you direct me to a
specific location (I assume from drew from "Cost of Discipleship") >>
I'm reflecting back on how I might apply his writing to my own
life and discipleship, not quoting, except what is actually
"in quotes". However, looking at it again, it looks like I
managed to muddled it up with some of my own thoughts.
Were you thinking that I wrote
"we can (or should) pick and chose what we want to take as
inspired"? This is not my point. I meant (at least) that
we must make that commitment to rediscover anew that
"inspiration" that is in the work. I think every generation
has had to struggle with that same rediscovery process, and
we must also. Much of that does require obedience, which was
where I was trying to go with it (unsuccessfully it seems).
Maybe that is more clear.
By Grace alone do we proceed,
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