Monday, November 19, 2007

CQOD: 11/16/07 -- Fuller: the unity of the Bible

Christian Quotation of the Day

November 16, 2007
Feast of Margaret, Queen of Scotland, Philanthropist, Reformer of the Church, 1093
Commemoration of Edmund Rich of Abingdon, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1240
    The grass withers and the flowers fall, because the breath of the LORD blows on them. Surely the people are grass. The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever."
    -- Isaiah 40:7,8 (NIV)

    This idea of the Bible’s unity is not a concept which is imposed upon the Bible because of the dogmatic assertion that it is verbally inspired. To the contrary, it is inherent in the Bible, for the Bible declares itself to be the Word of God. If it be the Word of God, its various teachings should all form a coherent unity. This presupposition of the Bible’s unity provides a test for the validity of a system of interpretation: if the system is not able to demonstrate the Bible’s unity, it must be an inadequate system.
    ... Daniel P. Fuller (b.1925), Gospel and law: contrast or continuum? : The hermeneutics of dispensationalism and covenant theology [1980]

Quiet time reflection:
    Your word, Lord, is true and righteous.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2007

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