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  1. 1 Craig Bennett

    Thanks for including my post in your list Jeff. I read through the other posts and I have to say I’m a little awed by their writing ability.

    It’s unfortunate that you can’t comment on Peters post about Sola Scripture… I had never understood it as meaning final authority. Far to often it would seem in some circles that its the Pope, Luther, Calvin, Wesley or other who is the final authority.

  2. 2 Scripture Zealot

    You’re welcome.

    I think the Pope and Calvin would be the two big ones in the list. With Calvin, some people quote chapter and verse of his Institutes but at least they have read them! I must admit I have not yet, but I have them in my possession and will at some point. I don’t refer to Calvin for all things theology though. I used to like to find quotes from people that are solid and insert Scripture into their quote to back them up. It’s always a good exercise for me. In fact there are a lot of things I used to do that I want to get back to. It’s a matter of wanting to spend the time.

    Thanks for commenting and for your post.

  3. 3 Dave

    I’m glad you’re going to tackle Jeremiah 29:11. It pains me to see the verse taken out of context so frequently. It’s in the midst of a passage where God tells Israel that they are going to die in exile (life expectancy was well below 70 years at that time), yet so many people use it like it means we are going to have a pleasant life.

  4. 4 Scripture Zealot

    Hi Dave. I did tackle it once, mostly quoting commentators.

    There were some weird comments picking on a poor woman as Job’s friends would. Then there were also some excellent comments that I will repeat in a new post and link to Louis’s blog. I feel just the same as you do.

  5. 5 Craig Bennett

    Interesting that Jeremiah was reminded of this when he was knee / neck deep in the sewer pit. 🙂

  6. 6 Nancy

    I don’t remember which blog I was reading, but I saw a question on Acts 10:9-16 asking how we could relate it to Sola Scriptura since “the voice” was giving instruction in direct opposition to God’s previous and standing commandment.

    The question that immediately comes up is why did Peter know/believe “the voice” was God’s? Would we/could we be that sure if we were on the roof?

  7. 7 Scripture Zealot

    I think when God spoke, they knew it was Him. There were things about the Sabbath that Jesus seemed to contradict too.

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