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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: Augustinian monk
"Some of these basic convictions relate in a special way to how Baptists view and interpret the Bible. For example, belief in soul competency and the priesthood of all believers leads Baptists to insist that each believer-priest is competent to read and understand the Bible and that the opportunity and responsibility of each believer priest for reading and interpreting the Bible ought not be delegated to others. Similarly, Baptists insist that no other person or group of persons ought to attempt to assume the right to dictate to others what to believe."

http://baptistdistinctives.org/articles/the-authority-of-the-bible/

Scroll about 3/5 of the way down this page to see it in context.

44 posted on 02/14/2014 11:16:00 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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