Friday, August 28, 2015

Getting the Big Picture of the Bible Protects One From Heresy

Every heresy is due to an overemphasize upon some truth, without allowing other truths to qualify and balance it. Biblical induction is the only safe way to begin theology, moving, that is, form a wide variety of particular texts to general conclusions. But it presupposes a thorough knowledge of the diverse particularities of Scripture. It is in this way that the grand themes of Scripture emerge. Only then are we ready for a more deductive approach, as we view each part in the light of the whole. John Stott, Between Two Worlds, p. 183

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