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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Out of Your League? Beckwith Matters!

I have been reading a bit of the Beckwith news about his return to Rome. You can find a reference to his journey below; not that it should be such a big deal when questions about the ongoing necessity of the Reformation are becoming more prominent in our day. But that is an issue for another time. Nevertheless, Dr. Liccione's excellent response to Dr. Trueman from Ref21 is argued well and as a theological gentleman. In response to this piece, Mr. Phillips writes a response solving the problems for us all by simply telling us to follow the Reformation principle of relying on the Holy Spirit's authority. Now, how many questions does that beg in reference to the Holy Spirit's authority and leading in the first 1500 years? Who is going to interepret the authority of the Spirit for Mr. Phillips? Who makes the decision about what is from the Holy Spirit and what is not? Like Luther said, 'every man hath a pope in his belly', and that appears to include Mr. Phillips.

Sometimes debates need to be left in the hands of those who began them. What Mr. Phillips is trying to convince us of by his call to simply not choose between a false dichotomy but the authority of the Holy Spirit is void of any substance and answers nothing of Dr. Liccione's issues. Maybe let Drs. Trueman and Licionne handle this one!

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, on what basis does one assent to the teachings of the Church?

1:23 pm  
Blogger Jeffrey said...

Anon,

If you want to comment by anon that is fine. I only ask that if you do so you leave your name. Then we can discuss this!

1:37 pm  

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