More Deep Thoughts

Filed under:Priorities,Religion — posted by Anwyn on January 7, 2008 @ 10:08 pm

On Christian denominations: It’s all right to be loyal to traditions, as long as you don’t get the traditions confused with the Word of God and treat them as having the force thereof.


  1. It’s hard to separate the two sometimes, given that you have to believe in the Council of Nicaea’s determination of what was canon and belonged in the Bible in the first place. If God was guiding them through that, what else was he doing for the church fathers around that time? How seriously should we take other things they did and said?

    No good answers from me here, sorry, but I’m afraid I get lost in the confusion you talk about sometimes.

    Comment by See-Dubya — January 7, 2008 @ 11:36 pm

  2. Been having this thought for awhile now. It was good to see someone else put it out there, too.

    Comment by jae — January 8, 2008 @ 8:11 am

  3. From the Christian viewpoint, there are ONLY three items to be dogmatic about. Everything else is trivial:
    1. Jesus Christ was born of the virgin Mary.
    2. Jesus Christ lived a perfect, sinless life, was crucified and rose on the third day.
    3. Jesus Christ is fully God.

    Of course, saying this in a Baptist setting might ruffle some feathers (I actually brought this up in Sunday school this past week!), and get you looked at funny.

    Comment by Steve — January 9, 2008 @ 11:33 am

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