Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Making Stuff Up, In Spite of Your Confession

John Armstrong, thru his spokesman, claims that he really is orthodox; why, he even recites the Apostle's Creed!

Here is the short response to that notion:

"Men will always find a way to interpret confessional statements in accordance with their own preferred views and not those of the document in question. It should always be borne in mind that the affirmations of orthodoxy that a man makes will only be as good as the actual correspondence between his beliefs and the confessional statement he voluntarily subscribes to."

In other words, you can recite a creed, but still go right on making stuff up. How convenient. Maybe Dr. Armstrong recites the creed while saying to himself, "Words have no objective content...words have no objective content...words have no objective content..."

(HT: Against Heresies)

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