23.7.09

The Inspiration of Holy Scripture

However deep and irreconcilable are the doctrinal contrasts between Rome, Wittenberg, Zurich, Geneva and Canterbury, these types of Christianity showed considerable agreement in their common acceptance of the teaching of the Nicene Creed including its doctrine of the Scriptures. Only from this perspective can we understand the various confessions of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as attempts to interpret not define Holy Scripture. It is really moving to note how they all had "the aim", as the Council of Trent puts it, "that errors may be removed and the purity of the Gospel be preserved in the Church".

From The Inspiration of Holy Scripture , an article published in the American Evangelical magazine Christianity Today, March 16, 1962.

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