Nice title. I'll take me a gander at it.
Plenty to ponder there: thank you. I'd never been one, even as an Anglican, for Sola Scriptura, but there's plenty in your article that consider and inform me; thanks be to God for your gift of explanation and knowledge. It'll need a second reading.And I look forward to further articles...
Good stuff, Pedro!15 και οτι απο βρεφους [τα] ιερα γραμματα οιδας, τα δυναμενα σε σοφισαι εις σωτηριαν δια πιστεως της εν χριστω ιησου. 16 πασα γραφη θεοπνευστος και ωφελιμος προς διδασκαλιαν, προς ελεγμον, προς επανορθωσιν, προς παιδειαν την εν δικαιοσυνη, 17 ινα αρτιος η ο του θεου ανθρωπος, προς παν εργον αγαθον εξηρτισμενος.15 αρα ουν, αδελφοι, στηκετε, και κρατειτε τας παραδοσεις ας εδιδαχθητε ειτε δια λογου ειτε δι επιστολης ημων. 11και αυτος εδωκεν τους μεν αποστολους, τους δε προφητας, τους δε ευαγγελιστας, τους δε ποιμενας και διδασκαλους, 12 προς τον καταρτισμον των αγιων εις εργον διακονιας, εις οικοδομην του σωματος του χριστου, 13 μεχρι καταντησωμεν οι παντες εις την ενοτητα της πιστεως και της επιγνωσεως του υιου του θεου, εις ανδρα τελειον, εις μετρον ηλικιας του πληρωματος του χριστου, 14 ινα μηκετι ωμεν νηπιοι, κλυδωνιζομενοι και περιφερομενοι παντι ανεμω της διδασκαλιας εν τη κυβεια των ανθρωπων εν πανουργια προς την μεθοδειαν της πλανης, 15 αληθευοντες δε εν αγαπη αυξησωμεν εις αυτον τα παντα, ος εστιν η κεφαλη, χριστος,
Amen to that, Eutichos!
Also, I would suggest this reading, from the same place as the above-mentioned article: www.orthodoxchristianity.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=29&Itemid=28
Lucian said... Amen to that, Eutichos!It was a private joke to David. :^)
And that was a private joke to You.:)
"και οτι απο βρεφους [τα] ιερα γραμματα οιδας, τα δυναμενα σε σοφισαι εις σωτηριαν δια πιστεως της εν χριστω ιησου."Yes, yes...I was able to follow that w/out making use of my newly-acquired "textbook," profe...
David:This is the "prof." ;^)I just sent you an email about the class and a possible carpool at the gmail address.
You will have to excuse me if I don't respond in Greek :^), but I did read and enjoy the article. We live in a Sola Scriptura religious culture, where adherence to this methodology is just naturally assumed. As a consequence, contrarian Orthodox and RC Christians have had to learn to articulate why this prevailing mindset is false. I may be wrong, but I don't detect the same rigor on the other side of the aisle (rhology excepted, of course!). From a practical standpoint, most Protestants assume that this merely means that they have a very high regard for scripture, and that the other guys don't. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth--Orthodox worship and theology is saturated in scripture. But I don't think most Protestants have really thought through the implications of Sola Scriptura--certainly not the foundational role it has played in creation of an alternative Christianity of countless clamoring denominations and sects. Sola Scriptura has also played a determining role in the concurrent dumbing-down of mainstream Protestantism itself.In my former Protestant church, we believed we were just going by scripture and scripture alone. If some other group disagreed with us, then we naturally assumed that they were going by scripture, plus their man-made traditions. Actually, this was not true; they were just going by scripture as well--just their interpretation, not ours. In fact, that is the claim of all evangelicals--across a very broad spectrum. Ironically, while those few chuches that hold to Tradition do have some variances in belief and practice, their differences are much narrower in scope.
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