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Christian Tractatus

(Text as at 12/08/2007 10:17:46)

These same branches of Christianity also claim that Scripture cannot be privately interpreted, but only within the tradition of the Church.

  1. The above statement seems justifiable to the extent that new teachings in any discipline need proof before being accepted. In a subject with fixed and relatively clear data, such as Biblical Christianity, new teachings are less likely to be sound as time goes by.
  2. However, the above statement is not agreed to have any logical force, and new, more correct, interpretations, from whatever provenance, will arise from time to time.
  3. A similar statement, to the effect that the Scriptures may only be interpreted by recognised teachers, is rejected because such teachers have not been able to demonstrate their special ability.

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