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To: Augustinian monk
See #29. I do not agree with the idea that each person can interpret Scripture for himself. That is subjective, and leads to relativism. But the Baptist view, as I understand it, is that each believer has the capacity to determine, between himself and God, what the meaning of Scripture is. They recognize no other authority.

If I am wrong (and I could be!) I will appreciate being corrected.

31 posted on 02/14/2014 9:45:51 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Sanity is the adequate response of the mind to the real thing: adaequatio mentis ad rem.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

“But the Baptist view, as I understand it, is that each believer has the capacity to determine, between himself and God, what the meaning of Scripture is.” Never heard that before. Link?


38 posted on 02/14/2014 10:20:23 AM PST by Augustinian monk
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To: Mrs. Don-o
See #29. I do not agree with the idea that each person can interpret Scripture for himself. That is subjective, and leads to relativism. But the Baptist view, as I understand it, is that each believer has the capacity to determine, between himself and God, what the meaning of Scripture is. They recognize no other authority.

And the Baptists have it right...But what's interesting is that with all this independence to read scripture, Baptists worldwide do not stray far from each other in their final conclusion of the meaning of scripture...Doesn't it seem odd that that takes place without a magisterium to lead them???

You have a little tiny Magisterium (relatively speaking) which says, 'believe us' as compared to millions upon millions of people who independently study the scriptures who come up with a pretty much unified understanding which is miles and miles away from the understanding of your little Magisterium...

51 posted on 02/14/2014 12:02:47 PM PST by Iscool (Ya mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailer park...)
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