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To: SeekAndFind
Scripture ALREADY condemns homosexuality.

Indeed. It also condemns private judgment.

Yet when one uses the principle of private judgment as one's starting point, once can justify anything.

Matthew Vines is living proof of the depths to which this principle leads.

Just as anyone can interpret scripture by rationalization, anyone can IGNORE Catholic doctrine by rationalizing it away.

They cannot, however, argue that such rationalization is justified on the grounds of an inviolable principle of private judgment.

Non serviam is where it all begins.

48 posted on 04/23/2014 10:35:54 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake

RE: Indeed. It also condemns private judgment.

Being led by the spirit and carefully and soundly interpreting scripture by studying it is COMMANDED in scripture. Therefore, studying it in community with the saints is not “private” interpretation.

Based on this, Matthew Vines is NOT interpreting scripture soundly.

The admonitions of those who refute him shows this already.

RE: They cannot, however, argue that such rationalization is justified on the grounds of an inviolable principle of private judgment.

Neither can one argue that interpreting scripture by using SOUND JUDGMENT based on the leading of the spirit in communion with like minded Christians is wrong.

Vines DID NOT DO THAT and it is shown by the responses made to his book by Christians who STUDIED SCRIPTURE seriously and interpreted it soundly and rightly interpreted it.

See Paul’s admonition in 2 Timothy 2:15.


50 posted on 04/23/2014 10:41:28 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: wideawake; SeekAndFind
Scripture ALREADY condemns homosexuality.

Indeed. It also condemns private judgment. Yet when one uses the principle of private judgment as one's starting point, once can justify anything.

Two things...where do you contend Scripture "condemns private judgment"? And what makes you imagine it is a "core Reformation principle"?

79 posted on 04/23/2014 11:27:23 PM PDT by boatbums (Simul justis et peccator.)
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