Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ellul: any other authority

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
    Feast of Alfred the Great, King of the West Saxons, Scholar, 899
    Commemoration of Cedd, Founding Abbot of Lastingham, Bishop of the East Saxons, 664
    Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews. But now my kingdom is from another place.”
    —John 18:36 (NIV)
    When Jesus says that his kingdom is not of this world, he says clearly what he intends to say. He does not validate any worldly kingdom (even if the ruler be Christian). He puts us on guard against seeking any authority other than that of the Holy Spirit.
    ... Jacques Ellul (1912-1994), The Subversion of Christianity, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1986, p. 21 (see the book)
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, keep Your people from being inticed by the world’s power.
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Blogger D'artagnan said...

Only if one if predisposed to accept the unbiblical "Sola Scriptura" could someone also accept this silly premise.
For if Christ meant only for the Holy Spirit to be man's teaching authority than not only is the magisterium unnecessary, but so is the Bible.

October 26, 2011 at 5:44 AM  

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