Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Donald Allister on Scripture and Doctrine

Bishop Donald Allister offers the following analogy:

If we compare Scripture to the countryside, with its amazing variety of life, doctrine is like a cultivated garden,bringing together in order many different varieties. The gardener helps us to appreciate the magnificence of nature but despite the beauty of gardens nobody pretends that they are the real thing. The garden serves nature by systematizing it, so we can study and enjoy it better. Doctrine serves God’s revelation by setting it out under various headings and themes.

From The Church Society's Cross†Way Magazine no. 64: Articles 1-5 -The character of God

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