From: Terry M. Gray (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jun 17 2003 - 23:05:41 EDT
> >From: "Iain Strachan" <email@example.com>
>> Having read all these [statements of faith] , I don't necessarily
>>think it's a
>question of what
>> your priorities are as to where you put God and Jesus with respect to the
>> authority of Scripture. Some sort of statement on the authority of
>> Scripture, even if it doesn't mean inerrancy, is almost axiomatic & it makes
>> logical sense to state your axioms first for clarity before making the main
>> point (perhaps).
>Interesting comment, which raises a question:
>How many on this list think of your set of Christian beliefs as an axiomatic
>system derived from an authoritative text?
>Here's another way to put the question, drawn from occasional discussion on
>the issue of fruitful criteria for evaluating scientific theories:
>How many on this list would identify "derivable from the designated
>authoritative text" as one of the primary evaluation criteria for the
>evaluation of theological theories?
Count me in on this one. That's what the authority and sufficiency of
scripture means in my mind.
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