Friday, January 26, 2007

Consider This

"Consider for a moment which is better: that, after mature reflection, the church, following an established procedure, remove a theologian's authorization to teach because of false doctrine, or that the individual take it into his own hands to denounce this or that theologian as a false teacher and warn against him. After all, one must not believe that condemnation ceases when everyone is allowed to judge as he thinks fit. This is merely a logical application of the liberal view that there is no such thing as a decision about the truth of a doctrine, so that every doctrine is true to a certain extent and every doctrine is to be tolerated in the church. We, however, do not share this notion, for it denies that God has really decided among us."

-Heinrich Schlier.

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