Monday, August 06, 2012

Authority Granted to Judge what Paul Wrote ...

We are sometimes asked who gave us the authority to "interpret" Scripture.  This is phrased in various ways - sometimes like that, sometimes in the following way:
But since God wrote the Bible for the Church, I believe that we lose our ability to rightly interpret the Bible in its own authentic sense when we interpret it outside communion with and against the unity of the Bride of Christ.
There are a variety of ways we can answer this, but one simple one is as follows:

1 Corinthians 10:15
I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.