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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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To: Mrs. Don-o

I read the entire page. That really doesn’t lend itself to subjective interpretation just individual responsibility. He also adds a disclaimer of the risk but says it’s better than the alternative.


50 posted on 02/14/2014 11:49:56 AM PST by Augustinian monk
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