Rowan’s Rule, part 4

“Never think you can resolve a disputed question just by arguing that ‘The Bible says…'” (Rowan’s Rule, 63)

The key point here is that we need to know, especially in theological discussions, that the other side has read the Bible, yet they have different views seemingly in good faith. Even if their different views aren’t in good faith, simply saying that the Bible says thus and so doesn’t resolve a dispute. It might be the right thing to do and it might make you feel you took the right tact by standing by the Bible, but thinking it will simply resolve everything seems a bit simplistic.


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