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stfaultier

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Could someone re-phrase this for me please? Many thanks in advance.

Question:
"What authority should tradition have in the development of theology?"
 

Bradley D

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Could someone re-phrase this for me please? Many thanks in advance.

Question:
"What authority should tradition have in the development of theology?"
Depends where the tradition comes from.

"tradition" means inspired instructions from the lips of those who received them from God, and were authorized to dispense them in his name."


If they are from God they should be considered. Theology needs the proper reading of the Bible scripture (chapter and verse), language word study (hebrew/greek), other scholars views. Then one's own input.
 

Right Divider

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Depends where the tradition comes from.
That's for sure.
"tradition" means inspired instructions from the lips of those who received them from God, and were authorized to dispense them in his name."
Many cults claim just this kind of authority. How do you know who's correct? (Hint: God's Word is the standard).

If they are from God they should be considered.
How do you know?
Theology needs the proper reading of the Bible scripture (chapter and verse), language word study (hebrew/greek), other scholars views.
Scholars are often wrong.
Then one's own input.
What if "one's own input" is wrong?
 

Hoping

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Could someone re-phrase this for me please? Many thanks in advance.

Question:
"What authority should tradition have in the development of theology?"
As "theology" has already been created, why would someone need to develop more of it?
 

Bradley D

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That's for sure.

Many cults claim just this kind of authority. How do you know who's correct? (Hint: God's Word is the standard).

How do you know?

Scholars are often wrong.

What if "one's own input" is wrong?
Read the Bible over and over. Know the Word. Watch out for those who like to cut and paste scripture to make it say what they want. I certainly do not agree with all scholars. But they do write some good thoughts now and then. Keep studying and be willing to listen/read other views. Don't be close-minded. That is the best way for me to realize my mistakes. We are able to change our minds/input.
 

Right Divider

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Read the Bible over and over.
Biased reading would continue to be wrong.
Know the Word.
Correctly, yes.
Watch out for those who like to cut and paste scripture to make it say what they want.
Absolutely.
I certainly do not agree with all scholars.
How do you know which ones to agree with?
But they do write some good thoughts now and then.
That's so reassuring.
Keep studying and be willing to listen/read other views.
How do you determine which "other views" are worth considering?
Don't be close-minded.
What if your brain falls out?
That is the best way for me to realize my mistakes.
How do you know that you have "realized your mistakes"?
We are able to change our minds/input.
How do we know that we are changing in the right direction?
 
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Bradley D

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Biased reading would continue to be wrong.

Correctly, yes.

Absolutely.

How do you know which ones to agree with?

That's so reassuring.

How do you determine which "other views" are worth considering?

What if your brain falls out?

How do you know that you have "realized your mistakes"?

How do we know that we are changing in the right direction?
I believe the Holy Spirit helps guide us. Then we have conscience.
 

Right Divider

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How so?

"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth" (2 Tim. 2:15).
Do you rightly dividing the word of truth?

I've been reading your posts for years and I can say that it appears that you do not rightly dividing the word of truth.
 

Bradley D

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Do you rightly dividing the word of truth?

I've been reading your posts for years and I can say that it appears that you do not rightly dividing the word of truth.
I believe the Word is the truth. When I share I share my learning of the gospel. You claim I am not "rightly dividing the word of truth." But do not explain why.
 
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