Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Steve and Turretin vs. Bryan Cross

I enjoyed a recent article by Steve Hays of Triablogue taking Bryan Cross to task on the issue of the perspicuity of Scripture, and relying on Turretin's excellent summary of that issue. (link)


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

These are clear musings for one such as myself, being of the "first" nation breed, as in California Indian, or "the people here first".

You have to put these things into real human down to earth contexts as in what the Spanish did in the quest for gold forcing my people to swear allegiance to Christ and the Cross or die by the conquistador's sword or be hung or driven out of the lands of our nativity, starved out or diseased so that we would go away or die away thus not being another constraint to progress and growth of this new found land.

My Indian ancestors probably were musing thus: "Yeah but, so are you as "universially" [ah, catholic], that violent towards others as you are to us savages?"

Thank God that the Gospel knows no constraints!:::>

Col 1:3 We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,
Col 1:4 since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints,
Col 1:5 because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel,
Col 1:6 which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and growing--as it also does among you, since the day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth,
Col 1:7 just as you learned it from Epaphras our beloved fellow servant. He is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf
Col 1:8 and has made known to us your love in the Spirit.

This message works and bears it's own fruit within all nations or another way of putting it, it works just as protestant catholic for and only for the Elect in every nation, kindred, tongue, tribe and people!

I am convinced of that now! :)