Thursday, February 06, 2014

Derived authority

What Jesus said and did was authoritative for the early Christians and his authority was never transferred to any other. The literature that comprises the New Testament largely focuses on Jesus, his significance, and the implications in daily life and ministry for what it means to follow him. The literature of the New Testament points us not to itself, but to Jesus who is the final authority for Christian faith (Matt 28:19). Formation of the Bible, page 89

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Amen! Good preaching!
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