Friday, September 5, 2008

Immovable System of Beliefs

The idea of the process of communicating the Church’s guiding beliefs to the next generation of believers seems as though the beliefs should be immovable and unchanging. Christianities beliefs are thought to be antiquated, hypothetically truth unchanging with time. This being the case, then it would seem that only heretical teachings of the church would be in motion. Coming about at various times and from different directions.

The problem of unchanging beliefs and beliefs changing in time leads a person to the study of writings of an historical theologian, or the decrees of a Church council. Source material and contextual meaning of the words used must be investigated. It is through investigation that a person can see the various assemblies through history having recognized a guiding system of beliefs.

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