Category Archives: Hermeneutics

The Rock That Followed Them

Paul comments that during their wilderness wanderings, Israel “drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ” (1 Cor 10:4). Why does Paul think that the rock “followed them”? Here’s a simple explanation (one I believe … Continue reading

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How can I understand, unless someone guides me?

InĀ DevelopmentĀ 1.3.5, Newman draws an inference: “If the Christian doctrine, as originally taught, admits of true and important developments, as was argued in the foregoing Section, this is a strong antecedent argument in favour of a provision in the Dispensation for … Continue reading

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The Creed as a Rule of Faith

Thomas answers the classic evangelical objection that the Creed might supplant Scripture as a rule of faith: ita quod ad eliciendum fidei veritatem ex sacra Scriptura requiritur longum studium et exercitium, ad quod non possunt pervenire omnes illi quibus necessarium … Continue reading

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